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Vidya Sagar Pandya

opened the first indigenous Banking Institution in Bombay, 1906; came to Madras to inaugurate the Indian Bank, Ltd., 1907; Secretary, Indian Bank, Ltd., Madras, 1907; one of the founders of the Southern India Chamber of Commerce, Madras; a professional photographer while at Lahore; has obtained many medals and Khillats from the Punjab Government, 1902; also Photo-engraver; m. 1891; Member of the National Fund and Industrial Association, and of the Provincial Congress Committee, Madras. Recreations: Walking and Photography. Address: “Ananda Lodge”, Poonamalli High Road, Vepery, Madras.

Vieyra, Alfred John, B.A., Chief Secretary to Government of Travancore; B.A., 1880; also Director of Museums and Public Gardens, Trivandram; Member, Legislative Council, Travancore. Address: Trivandram, Travancore State.

Vijiaraghava Chariar, Hon’ble Mr. C., B.A.; Member, Imperial Legislative Council, since 1913; first grade Pleader, Salem; B.A., 1882; distinguished himself in the famous Salem riots by espousing the cause of the people; one of the first elected Members of the Madras Legislative Council, 1893. Address: Salem Town, Madras Presidency.

Vijiaraghaya Chariar, Tiruvalayangudi, M.A., Rao Bahadur, (1914); Revenue Officer, Corporation of Madras; b. 1875; B.A., 1894; M.A. 1898; joined the Madras Provincial Civil Service, as Deputy Collector, 1898; attached to Revenue Survey Party No. 3, South Arcot, 1898; raised to 4th grade in the reorganization, 1910; Revenue Officer, Madras Corporation, 1912. Address: Edward Elliot’s Road, Royapetta, Madras.

Viraraghava Iyengar, R., B.A., B.L., Judge, High Court, Travancore; B.A., 18S7; B.L., 1890; for some time Senior Professor, Law College, Trivandram; Judge of the Travancore High Court, 1912. Address: Trivandram, Travancore State.

Virghese, P. I., B.A., B.L., Puisne Judge, Cochin State. Address: Earnakulam, Cochin State, South India.

Visram, Fazulbhoy. C.I.E. (1895), Bombay; s. of Visram Ibrahim, of Visram Baugh, Breach Candy, Bombay; b. 1855; educ: Goculdas Tejpal School, and Elphinstone High School; joined the firm of Messrs. Visram Ibrahma & Co., as partner; elected Member, Bombay Legislative Council, 1890-1837; the first to be selected to represent Mahommedan interests in the Supreme Legislative Council; Trustee, Port of Bombay; Member, Bombay Corporation; Member, Town Council; Fellow, University of Bombay. Address: Visram Baugh, Breach Candy, Bombay. Club: Islam, Bombay.

Vissamji Khimji, J. P., Rao Bahadur; Senior Partner, Messrs. Vissamji, Sons & Co., Bombay; Bhatia by caste, and is well known for his distribution of food and clothing for entire villages during times of scarcity; formerly Member, Bombay Legislative Council. Address: Bombay, India.