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:
Shri Kalika Singh .. 1,33,247
Prof. Mukut Bihari Lal .. 1,19,478
Shri Gajraj .. 92,421
Shri Sevak Ram Sumer .. 58,626]