|Varahagiri Venkata Giri|
• Born : 10th August, 1894 • Died : 24th June, 1980
- Joined Labour Movement and became President of All India Trade Union Congress.
- Attended International Labour Conference at Geneva in 1927.
- Attended Second Round Table Conference at London as workers' representative in 1931-32.
- Took an active part in 'Quit India' Movement in 1942.
- Worked as High Commissioner in Ceylon in 1952. Appointed as Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Mysore.
- Elected as Vice President in 1967 and as President in 1969 and remained in office till 1974.
- Was awarded 'Bharat Ratna' in 1975.