Shri Siddhartha Shankar Ray Member of Parliament (MP) from Raiganj (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Siddhartha Shankar Ray

Political Party: Congress

Constituency & State: Raiganj (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 5

Fifth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile 

RAY, SHKI SIDDHARTHA SHANKAK, B.A., LL.B., Bar-at-Law (Cong.), West Bengal-Raiganj—1971, Son of late Shri Sudhir Chandra Ray; b. on October 20. 1920; ed. al Loreto Convent, Middleton Row, Calcutta, St. Xavier’s School, Calcutta, Mitra Institution, Calcutta, Presidency College, Calcutta, University Law College, Calcutta, and Inner Temple, London; m. Shrimati Maya Ray. February 19, 1947; Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Member, (i) West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 1957-71 and (ii) Working Committee and Central Parliamentary Board of Congress; Minister for Law and Tribal Welfare, West Bengal, 1957-58; appointed Minister of Education and Social Welfare, Government of India, in March, 1971.

Social activities.—Associated with various social welfare organisations; interested in cultural institutions and has given encouragement to many; concerned with the problems of youth and has acted in an advisory capacity to various youth organisations.

Favourite pastime and recreation.—As a triple blue of Calcutta University, continues to maintain interest in sports and follow developments in the sporting world; reads extensively, preference ranging from legal treatises to historical, biographical and autobiographical works.

Sports and Clubs.—Football and cricket; Member, Kalighat Club, Mohan Bagan Club and Calcutta Club; Member, West Bengal Sports Council since 1966.

Travels abroad.—Various countries in Europe and the Far East.

Permanent address.—-2, Beltala Road, Calculta-26.

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