ACHAL SINGH, SHRI, (Cong.) Uttar Pradesh-Agra—1971, Son of Seth Pitam Mal; b. at Agra, May 5, 1895; ed. at Agra Collegiate School, Agra and Agricultural Institute, Naini (Allahabad); Widower; 1 s. (adopted); Secretary, Agra, Traders’ Association, 1918-30; Member, (i) Central Earthquake Relief Committee of Bihar, 1934, (ii) Municipal Board, Agra, 1921-25 and 1935-40, (iii) Cantonment Board College, 1937-39, (iv) Board of Trustees, Agra College since 1938, (v) Senate and Executive Council Agra University, since 1948 and 1969, (vi) P.C.C., U.P. since 1949, and (vii) All India Railway Users’ Consultative Committee 1971; Vice-Chairman, Municipal Board; President Agra City Congress Committee since 1969; Chairman, Reception Committee, A.I.C.C. Session, Agra, 1953; President, (i) City and District Congress Committees, Agra, between 1930 and 1948, (ii) Agra Traders’ Association, 1931-34, (iii) Bharat Jain Mahamandal, Lucknow, 1934, (iv) All India S.S. Jain Yuvak Conference, Ajmer, 1934, (v) All India Oswal Mahasammelan, 1934-50, (vi) All India Mahavir Jayanti Committee, New Delhi, since 1955, (vii) Naitik Nagrik Sangh, Agra, since 1964 and (viii) All India Swetambar Jain Conference, New Delhi, since 1959; Founder-President, All India Cattle Protection Conference, 1945; Founder, (i) Achal Trust for educational and charitable purposes, 1935, (ii) U.P. Industrial Conference, Lucknow, 1938, (iii) Shrimati Bhagwati Devi Jain Girls Degree College, High School and Balmandir, Agra 1949, (iv) Nagrik Seva Dal, Agra, 1952 and (v) Agra Development Conference, since 1954; Organiser, First Session of U.P. Refugees’ Conference, Agra, 1949; responsible for construction of Achal Bhawan Agra, 1953; Convener, Moti Lal Nehru Pratima Sthapan Samiti, Agra which erected white marble statue of Pt. Moti Lal Nehru, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi; Member, (i) Legislative Council, U.P. 1924, (ii) Legislative Assembly, U.P., 1936-39 and 1946-52, (iii) First Lok Sabha, 1952-57, (iv) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, (v) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, (vi) Consultative Committees for Food & Agriculture, Commerce, Finance and Railways, 1958-66, and (vii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Physical exercise and wrestling.
Special interests.—Social service, protection of animals, animal husbandry, agriculture, commerce, industry and education.
Publications.—’Jail men mera Jainabhyas” and ‘Saphal Sadhana’.
Permanent address.—32, Smt. Bhagwati Devi Jain Marg, Agra Cantt., U.P.