SUPAKAR, SHRI SHRADDHAKAR. M.A., B.L., Sahityacharya, Cong., (Orissa-Sambalpur-1967): s. of late Shri Janardhan Supakar; b. at Sambalpur town. April 23, 1915; ed. at Ravenshaw Collage, Cuttack, Patna Collage, Patna, and Patna Law Collage; married ; 4 s. and 4 d.; Advocate; Assocated with the Ganatantra Parishad, 1952 – 62; Member, (i) Sambalpur District Board, 1940; (ii) Orissa Text Book Committee, 1939—41; (iii) the Senate and the Syndicate of the Utkal “University, 1948—50 and 1964-65 and of the Sambalpur University, since January 1, 1967; (iv) Governing bodies of Gangadhar Meher College, “Women’s College, Lajpatrai Law College and Government Training College; ex-Member, Governing Bodies of Burla Medical College and Burla Engineering College; Secretary, Sambalpur College Trust Funds Committee; Chairman, Reception Committee, All India Civil Liberties Conference, Cuttack Session, 1954; Member, (1) Orissa State Planning Advisory Board, 1952—58; (ii) Orissa Stale Transport Advisory Board, since 1964. and (iii) Orissa State Basic Education Board; Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly, 1949-56; Leader of Opposition, Orissa Legislative Assembly, 1952-56; Chairman, Orissa Public Accounts Committee, 1952—54; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62 and Rajya Sabha, November 1965 to February 1967; Member, Estimates Committee, 1957-59, and Public Accounts Committee, 1959-60 of Lok Sabha.
Social activities: Undertook prohibition and flood relief work during college days.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading and writing.
Special interests: Promotion of Education;
Publications: (i) Galpanjali; (ii) Vishakanya: (iii) Joar-Bhata (collections of short stories); (iv) Amara Jiban—A Biography; (v) Surendra Sai—Play; (vi) Kasturi Mriga—One Act Play; (vii) Tirtha-Pathey—Travel stories, and (viii)Vidhan—Sabhare Panch Barsha.
Club: Fraser Club, Sambalpur.
Permanent address: Jharuapara, Sambalpur, Orissa.