BIO- DATA OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF
ANDHRA PRADESH AND ORISSA
SHRI RAMESHWAR THAKUR.
1. Name Shri Rameshwar Thakur
Native place & Village/ P.O. Thakur Gangti
Permanent Address Godda District, Jharkhand
2. Date of Birth July 28, 1927
3. Education M.A.,L.L.B.,F.C.A.
From: I) Bhagalpur, Patna University
II) Calcutta University
III) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi.
4. Wife Shrimati Narmada Thakur
5. Children Two Sons and
6. Profession I) Chartered Accountant since 1953
II) Lecturer, City College,Calcutta University, 1955-60.
III) Visiting Professor, Delhi University, 1960-73.
PARTICIPATION IN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PUBLIC LIFE:
A. Actively participated in Quit India Movement, 1942. Remained underground for nearly six months in Raj Mahal Hills in Santhal Parganas. Was arrested and detained in Central Jail, Dum Dum, Calcutta in 1946 in connection with the national movement.
B. Shri Thakur took active part in health care, educational upliftment, social reforms and rural reconstruction activities particularly in Santhal Parganas, Jharkhand.
C. FOUNDER TRUSTEE:
(I) Hari Devi Smarak Nidhi :- A Public Charitable Trust established in 1965. Established a 30 bedded Rural Referral Hospital in 1976 and another 40 bedded Hospital for Cancer, Leprosy & T.B. in 2002 at native village, Thakur Gangti, Dist. Godda, Jharkhand.
(II) Gadadhar Mishra Smarak Nidhi :- A Public Charitable Trust established in 1965 at Gandhigram. Engaged in Khadi & Village Industries, Rural Development Programmes in Godda District, Jharkhand since 1965.
D. Shri Thakur has held important and prestigious positions from time to time including:
(i) President: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1966-67).
(ii) National President: All India Bharat Scouts & Guides
(1998-01 & 2004-till date)
(iii) Chairman: Study Group on Banking Costs, Banking Commission,
Govt.of India (1978-82).
(iv) Chairman: Associated Journals Ltd. (1987-91).
(v) Chairman: Thakur Research Foundation, New Delhi.
(vi) Chairman: Rajenda Bhawan Trust, New Delhi.
(vii) Director: (I) Unit Trust of India (4 years), (II) Export Credit and
Guarantee Corporation (3 years), (III) Punjab National
Bank (1978-82), (IV) Punjab, Haryana and Delhi Chambers of Commerce (3 years), (V) Board of Governors Management Development Institute, Gurugaon, Haryana.
(viii) Secretary Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust, Amethi, U.P.
E. INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION
(I) Deputy Leader – Indian Parliamentary Union Conference, Geneva (1984).
(II) Group Leader of Indian Delegation to the World Congress of Scouts, Brussels (1964)
(III) Group Leader to the International Congress of Accountants, Mexico (1982)
(IV) Leader of Fifteenth Asia Pacific Gathering, Colombo (1984)
(V) Leader of Indian Delegation to the 17th General Assembly Coventry, London (1987)
(VI) Chairman, World Congress of Scouts & Guides Fellowship (1999)
F. PARLIAMENTARY & UNION COUNCIL OF MINISTER:
(I) Shri Thakur was elected to the Rajya Sabha (April 1984 to March 1990) and was re-elected (April 1990 to March 1996)
(II) Shri Thakur was Union Minister of State for Finance (Revenue), Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs (June 1991 to December 1994).
G. TRAVELS ABROAD :
Russia, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, United States, Mexico, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc.