Ramrao Alias Annasaheb Madhavrao Deshmukh
Deshmukh, during his tenure as the High Commissioner for British India in the Union of South Africa.
Member of Parliament
In office
3-4-1952 to 2-4-1964
High Commissioner of India to the Union of South Africa
Prime Minister of Rewa State
Personal details
Born25 November 1892
Pimplod, Berar Province, British India
Died20 April 1981 (Aged 89)
Amravati, Maharashtra, Republic Of India
SpouseSmt. Shashikalabai Kadam
ChildrenOne son & four daughters:
  • Snehalata Shitole
  • Vanamala Mohite
  • Pushpamala Deshmukh
  • Shashikumar a.k.a. Shankarrao Deshmukh (Founder member of and former president of the Vidharbha Youth Welfare Society.)
  • Neelam Naik Nimbalkar
  • Shri. Madhavrao Shankerrao Deshmukh (father)
EducationM.A., L.L.B (Cantab)
Alma materKing Edward's College Amraoti, University of Cambridge
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Ramrao Madhavrao Deshmukh was a prominent political and academic personality from Amravati, Maharashtra. He was one of the very few barristers from the region at that time.[1]

Political life

He has been a member of and has presided over many important political establishments during and after the British Rule.[1] Some of the important establishments that he has been associated with and his position in those establishments are stated below:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i http://rajyasabha.nic.in/rsnew/pre_member/1952_2003/d.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "General South African History timeline". Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.