Shri Kalika Singh Member of Parliament (MP) from Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Kalika Singh

Political Party: Congress

Constituency & State: Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 2

Second Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

SINGH, SHRI KALIKA, B.A., LL.B., Cong., (Uttar Pradesh—Azamgarh—1957): S. of Thakur Baldutt Singh; B. at Lahuan, Azamgarh District, July 17, 1911; ed. at Dumraon Raj High School, Bihar. Udai Pratap College, Banaras, Banaras Hindu University and Allahabad University; m. Shrimati Kusumkumari, 1929; 3 S. and 3 D.; Lawyer; Member, Youth League, Allahabad 1928—31; President, Eastern U.P. Students’ Federation; Member, Allahabad University Friday Club, 1930—32; Was Vice-President and General Secretary, D.C.C.; High Court Official Receiver (Insolvency), 1946—51; Editor, Illustrated Punch, 1928— 32; Editor, Illustrated Weekly (Hindi), ‘Sandesh’ 1946—54; Editor, Panchayat Patrika, 1951—56; Member, U.P.C.C., 1946—57; Secretary, District Relief Society, 1951—56; Member, U.P. Finance Committee, 1952—54 and 1956-57; Member, Selection Board for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors of Police, 1953-54; Member, Estimates Committee, U.P., 1955-56; Editor, District Gazetteer Committee; Member, Law Society, Azamgarh and Member, U.P. Legislative Assembly, 1952—56; Led students’ agitation in 1942; Led agitation for development of Eastern U.P.; Sponsored Sarnath Resolution in Congress Workers’ Meeting for Eastern U.P., 1949; Opposed partition of U.P. and classification of backward classes on the basis of caste; Represented U.P. Assembly before Taxation Enquiry Commission, 1955; Contributed articles on foreign affairs, economic planning in Eastern U.P. and on cultural and literary subjects to Hindi and English periodicals.

Social activities: Uplift of depressed classes in Eastern U.P.

Hobbies: Drawing, astronomy and photography.

Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading and travel.

Special interests: Ancient history, military geography, paintings, architecture, statistics and economic planning.

Sports and Clubs: 1. Athletic Secretary, K.P.U. College and Captain, hockey and football teams, 1931-32;

2. General Secretary, Azamgarh District Sports Association, 1935—41;

3. Member, Azamgarh Club and Civil Court Club.

Permanent address: M. Raidopur, Civil Lines, Aznmgarh.

[Voting results at the Election:

Electorate: 8,26,991

Shri Kalika Singh ..          1,33,247

Prof. Mukut Bihari Lal ..   1,19,478

Shri Gajraj ..                  92,421

Shri Sevak Ram Sumer ..  58,626]


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