TALIB, SHRI PIARE LALL KUREEL, M.A., LL.B., Cong. [Uttar Pradesh—Banda District cum Fatehpur District (Reserved—Scheduled Castes)—1952]: S. of late Subedar Major Manwa Ram, I.S.O.; B. December 27, 1906; ed. at Forman Christian College, Lahore and Lucknow University; m. Shrimati Krishna Kumari; Municipal Commissioner and Member, District Board, Unnao; 1 S. and 3 D.; Lawyer; Member, Legislative Assembly of India, 1942—46; Secretary, Independent Party in the Central Assembly, 1944—46; Member, District Board, Unnao since 1948; Member, State Harijan Sahayak Board, U.P., Lucknow since 1946; Member, Delhi University Court; Member, Governing Body, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; Founder, All India Scheduled Castes Students’ movement; Editor, the “Jalte Deep” (monthly Film magazine) the “Social Reform” and the “Apna Desh” (weekly); Chairman, “Oriental Films Corporation of India Ltd.”, Lucknow; Founder, All India Depressed Classes Association; Managing Director, Kureel Leather Works Ltd., since 1943, Social Reform Publications Ltd., since 1952; President, S.C. Educational and Cultural Society, U.P. since its inception in 1947.
Accomplishment in Arts and Science: Urdu Poet of progressive views.
Hobbies: Photography and gardening.
Special interest: Harijan uplift, education and development of film industry.
Favourite pastime: Writing poems, articles, short stories and film reviews.
Recreation: Attending clubs, cinema shows and music concerts, Motor Driving.
Publications: “Nawa-i-Sarosh”, “Sarir-e-khama” and “Nala-e-Dard” (Urdu), “The Problem of Minorities”, “What about the sixty millions”.
Permanent address: 91/1, Pilli Kothi, Civil Lines, Unnao (UP.).