SATISH CHANDRA, SHRI, M.A., (Econ.), B.Sc., (Agri.) (Cong.) U.P. Bareilly—1971, Son of Shri Brij Lal; b. at Bareilly, January 27, 1917; ed. at Lokmanya Tilak National School, Bareilly, S. M, Inter College, Chandausi, Government Agricultural College, Kanpur and Bareilly College, Bareilly; m. Smt. Rajkumari, 1935; 2 s, and 1 d.; Businessman.; joined Indian National Congress in 1935; simultaneously associated with Congress Socialist Party upto 1945; imprisoned thrice for participating in freedom struggle; Member, (i) A.I.C.C., (ii) U.P, Congress Committee since 1938; Secretary Screening Committee of A.I.C.C. Central Election Committee for 1952 General electrons; Member (i) Foodgrains Enquiry Committee of Government of India, 1949-50, (ii) Board of Archaeology, 1948-51, (iii) Railway Finance Committee 1951-52, (iv) Central Advisory Council for Railways 1949—52 and (v) Standing Committee for National Resources and Scientific Research, 1949-52; Member (i) Constituent Assembly of India including its Legislative wing, 1948—50; (ii) Provisional Parliament, 1950—52, (iii) First Lok Sabha, 1952—57 and (iv) Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1951-52; Deputy Minister for Defence, 1952—55; Deputy Minister for Production, 1955—57; Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry, 1957—62; Chiarman B.I.C. Group of Industries, 1962—65 and Indian Airlines Corporation, 1963 and 1964; Leader (i) Machine Tools Delegation, Government of India to Europe in 1956, (ii) Indian Trade Delegation to USSR and other East European Countries in 1958, (iii) Fertilizer Delegation to U.S.A. and Japan in 1960, (iv) Indian Airlines Delegations to I.A.T.A. Conferences in Rome and Bagota, 1963 and 1964.
Social activities.—Participated in youth, Harijan Welfare and trade union activates; Founder Member and Convener, Indian Youth Congress 1949—52; President of the First Convention of Indian Youth Congress held at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1956; President Board of Trustees, S. M. College and S. M. Higher Secondary School Chandausi; connected with several other educational and medical institutions as Governing Body Member.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading, walking and visits to places of historical and archaeological interest.
Travels abroad.—U.K., France, Netherlands, Belgium, West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, the Vatican, U.S.S.R., Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, U.S.A., Colombia (South America), Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Honk Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Ceylon, Afghanistan, Iran and U.A.R.
Permanent address.—12, Cantt. Bareilly.