PANDEY, SHRI RAMSAHAI, Sahityalankar, (Cong.), Madhya Pradesh-Rajnandgaon—1971, Son of Shri Shioprasad Pandey; b. on September 14, 1920; ed. at Rashtriya Vidyalaya, Kanpur; Married, June, 1943; 2 s. and 2 d.; Business; entered into Politics in student life; actively participated in the Freedom struggle and the Civil Disobedience Movement in 1942; was imprisoned twice in 1940 and 1942 at Kanpur; Member, (i) Bombay Municipal Corporation for 10 years, (ii) Bombay Pradesh Congress Committee since 1952, (iii) A.I.C.C. for 15 years and (iv) Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee for 4 years; Justice of Peace, Government of Maharashtra; General Secretary, B.P.C.C. for 10 years; Vice President, B.P.C.C. for 8 years; Trustee, Bombay Port Trust for 4 years; General Secretary, Bombay Pradesh Hindi Sahitaya Sammelan; Vice President, Rashtra Bhasha Prachar Samiti, Bombay (Wardha); Member, Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67; Member, Executive Committee of Congress Parliamentary Party for consecutive three terms during Third Lok Sabha; Indian delegate; World Assembly of Youth in Berlin in 1956; was invited by the Government of United States of America and U.K. in 1964 to study electioneering and genreal economy; Member of Parliamentary Delegation to South East Asian Countries, in 1965.
Social activities.—Established Panch Sheel Educational Society and Tulsi Manis Mandir in Bombay to promote education in rural areas; actively participated in activities of the youth and labour movement associations and in civic life.
Hobbies.—Reading, writing, music and poetry.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Social science and study of books on Indian culture.
Special interests.—Service for the uplift of people of Backward classes.
Publications.—Contributed a number of articles in prominent newspapers and periodic; from time to time.
Travels abroad.—France, Way, Germany, S.A., USSR., U.K., Austria, Switzerland, Iran, Kuwait, U.A.R., Lebanon, Syria, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Holland and Belgium.
Permanent address.—141, Jairaj House, Colaba, Bombay.