Alajangi Viswanath Swamy (born 18 July 1929) is an Indian politician from the Odisha state. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha the Upper house of Indian Parliament from Odisha as an Independent candidate.
A V Swamy
A.V. Swamy addressing a public gathering in New Delhi.
|MP of Rajya Sabha for Odisha|
4 April 2012 – 3 April 2018
|Succeeded by||Achyuta Samanta, BJD|
|Born||18 July 1929|
Nawarangpur, Odisha, British India
|Children||3 Daughters 2 Sons|
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