Dr. Busi obtained B.A. (Economics Main) degree from Andhra
University, Visakhapatnam, through Andhra Christian College, Guntur,
and obtained M.A. (Economics), LL.B., LL.M. (Constitutional Law)
degrees from Marathwada University (since renamed as Dr.
Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University) and stood second in
the order of merit in all the above examinations. In 1989, he was
awarded PhD degree by Andhra University for his thesis entitled
"Indian Union Excise Taxation 1950-84 with Special Reference
to Andhra Pradesh."
Dr. Busi was Head of Department of Economics and taught
Economics for over five years during 1963-68 to Undergraduate and
B.A. (Honors) students of People's Education Society's Milind
College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He was a Member of
the Board of Studies in Economics of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Marathwada University in two spells - 1963-68 and 1987-90.
Executive, Administrative and Vigilance Experience
Dr. Busi was selected to the Indian Revenue Service (Cu toms
and Central Excise) in 1968. He secured the highest percentage of
marks in Economics subject in IAS and Allied Services Examination
(now called as Civil Services Examination) of 1967. He held important
positions in Government of India and Public Sector Undertakings.
Some of the important positions held by him include: (i) Under
Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, New
Delhi (1976-79); (ii) Trustee of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (1982-85);
(iii) Executive Director (Vigilance) of MIs Hindustan Zinc Limited,
Udaipur (1986-90); (iv) Collector of Customs and Central Excise,
Pune (1992-93); (v) Additional Director-General of Central Excise
(Anti-evasion), Southern Region, Chennai ( 1993-94); (vi)
Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Hyderabad and Guntur
Dr. Busi was a Member of the Cu toms, Excise and Gold Control
Appellate Tribunal of Kolkata Bench (now renamed as Customs,
Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal) during 2000 and 200l.
Lok Sabha Election Assignment
In 1996, under the direction and superintendence of the Election
Commission of India, Dr. Busi functioned as the Election Expenditure
Observer of the Bapatla Parliamentary Constituency in Andhra
"This conversion has given me enormous satisfaction and
pleasure unimaginable. I feel as if I have been liberated from
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar desired to make Buddhism a
functional, living and dynamic Dhamma. He, therefore, advised his
followers not to get entangled in the existing branches of Buddhism
i.e. Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana etc. and called his views as
"Mahayana" or "Neo-Buddhism". Hence, those who converted to
Buddhism in 1956 and thereafter have come to be called as Neo-
Buddhists. It may be noted that a neo-Buddhist is not a traditional
Buddhist; he is rather a liberated Buddhist who strives for Bahujana
Hitaya and Bahujana Sukhaya.
The mass conversion has thus become an important landmark
in the history of world religions as no religious leader had converted
several lakhs of people to a religion on a single day. Thus, Dr.
Babasaheb Ambedkar's contribution to the renaissance of Buddhism
in India is indeed very significant and deserves to the written in golden
letters in the pages of the History of Indian Religions.
Every Buddhist worth the name shall be familiar with the
historical account of the places associated with the Buddha and his
preaching’s. No doubt that there is enough material available on the
subject. But, the. material is scattered and to get at is time-consuming.
Thus, there is a need to have a comprehensive book on places of
Buddhist interest and significance. The present work makes a sincere
attempt to fill this void.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had great fascination for the Buddhist
worship also. He wanted his followers to follow the Buddhist way of
life as diligently as possible. For their benefit and guidance, in 1956,
he published Buddha Pooja Path- a Manual for Buddhist Worship,
in Pali and Marathi. He wrote a book on Buddhism. But, he could not
publish it during his life-time. However, it was posthumously published
by the People's Education Society, Mumbai in 1957 under the title
The Buddha and His Dhamma.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar obtained five acres of land in
Bangalore to build a Buddhist Monastery to train monks. Unfortunately,
about half of that land was encroached by others. Now, at last, in
2008, the People's Education Society has built a monastery and training
school for Monks at the campus of Nagasena High School at
Bangalore in the vicinity of the two prestigious institutions, namely,
Raman Institute and Indian Institute of Science.
All other religions are bothering themselves with God and Soul
and Life after Death. Buddhism teaches Prajna (understanding as
against superstition and supernaturalism). It teaches Karuna (love).
It teaches Samata (equality). This is what man wants for a good and
happy life on earth.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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