BANAMALI BABU, SHRI, B.A., B.L., (Cong.) Orissa-Sambalpur—1971, Son of Shri Gokul Chandra Babu; b. at Sambalpur, March 9, 1918; ed. at Patna University and obtained first position in Law in 1941; m. Smt. Soroj Kumari Devi; 4 s. and 2 d.; Advocate and Farmer; Councillor, Sambalpur Municipality; Member, (i) Utkal University Senate, 1958-63, (ii) Sambalpur University Syndicate till 1971, (iii) Orissa Legislative Assembly, 1961-70; Minister of Law, Public Health, Engineering Industries and Urban Development Deptt. in Government of Orissa till 1967; President, Orissa Education Society and Indian Institute of Local Self Government, Orissa; Secretary, Congress Legislature Party in Orissa Assembly, 1967-1970.
Social activities.—Instrumental in establishing Law College, Women’s College, Medical College and Sambalpur University and a host of private Schools and Colleges in the District; Member of Governing Bodies of almost all Colleges and Schools of the District; President of District Bharat Sevak Samaj and Rashtrabhasa Prachar Sabha.
Hobbies.—Travelling, study and gardening.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Orcharding and association with domestic pets.
Special interests.—Study of plant and animal life of the world; housing and town planning and other aspects of urban development.
Books published: Published articles on Town Planning and Urban Development in India.
Permanent address.—Jharuapara, P.O. Sambalpur, Orissa State.