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KV Kamath: The contrarian who became legendary for his antics and interjections

Kamath was industrious, energetic and, in hindsight, could be seen as prescient in many of his proposed amendments. But he also had a talent for wasting time, as on August 31, 1949, when he suggested the Assembly consider India’s position on interplanetary travel. ​​Kamath was the prototype of the performative politician, always ready for the eye-catching moment, alert to the potential for publicity and aggressive in his actions.

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