NIGAM, SHRIMATI SAVITRI, Cong., (U.P.—Banda—1962): D. of late Babu Anandi Prasad Nigam; B. Banda, May 1919; ed. at Arya Kanya Pathshala, Allahabad; m. Shri Brijnandan Prasad Nigam, April 25, 1937; 2 D.; Political and social worker; Secretary, A.I.W.C, 1947—49; Vice-President, Avadh Branch of A.I.W.C, 1950-51; Member, Association for Social and Moral Hygiene in India since 1951; Member, Women’s Food Council, since 1951 Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament, 1960-61; Secretary, Congress Party in Parliament, 1961-62; Member, Women’s Advisory Board of A.I.C.C., National Advisory Board for Family Planning, Central Advisory Council for the Education of Handicapped, All India Prohibition Board and All India Bharat Sevak Samaj, A.I.C.C; Secretary, Occupational Therapy; Vice-President, Delhi Prohibition Board, 1955 and 1956; President, All India Federation for Deaf and Dumb since 1957; Chairman, National Integration Committee, Bharat Sevak Samaj; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1952—62.
Social activities: Women Protection League, City Scheme for education of adult women and Adult Women Night School; Reorganised (i) Yahiyaganj Mahila Congress Committee, Lucknow and (ii) Lucknow Branch of Avadh Women’s Conference.
Hobbies: Writing short stories, painting, travelling and debating.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading, Radio talk on Women’s uplift and other topics, stories and dramas, swimming, tennis.
Special interests: Social work, care of the handicapped; slum clearance and adult education.
Sports and clubs: George Town Ladies Club; Delhi Gymkhana Club; International Club, Lucknow; Mahila Sahayak Sangh, Lucknow.
Travels abroad: U.S.A., U.K., Sweden, Finland, West Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand and Philippines.
Books published: ‘Grahastanjali’, ‘Annapoorna’, and a large number of articles on family planning, abolition of prostitution, food problem and women uplift etc.
Permanent address: Anand Niwas, Banda.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shrimati Savitri Nigam . . 45,919
Shri Jamuna Prasad . . 32,238
Shri Ram Sajiwan . . 21,471
Shri Acharya Prabhakar Misra . . 19,350
Shri Avadh Behari . . 6,427].