DATAR, SHRI B. N., M.A., Cong., (Mysore—Belgaum—1962): S. of Shri Nageshrao Datar; B. Tasgaon, Distt. South Satara, Maharashtra, August 13, 1894; ed. at Deccan College, Poona, Baroda College, Baroda and Law College, Bombay; m. Shrimati Subhadrabai May 8, 1918; 4 S. and 4 D.; Educationist and Advocate; Part-time professor of Law, Law College, Belgaum before 1952; Member, Senate, Faculty of Arts and Board of Studies in Kannada of the Bombay University, 1937—42; Member, Syndicate, Senate, Faculty of Law and Academic Council of the Karnatak University, 1950—52; Member, Regional Social Education Committee, 1944-45, Karnatak University Committee, 1948, Bombay University Reorganisation Committee, 1939, Committee on the Separation of the Judiciary from the Executive, 1947, Public Trust Committee, 1948; President, All India Sanskrit Sahitya Sammelan since 1959; Presided over the Sessions of the Sammelan at Chittorgarh (1959) and Calcutta (1961); Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57, and Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, 1952—55; Minister of State in the Home Ministry since 1955.
Social activities: Taking interest in the cause of legal education; a public worker in the cause of women, Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes and backward classes.
Accomplishment in letters, art and science: Special prize winner in Vedanta Philosophy in his M.A. (Sanskrit); Proficient in Sanskrit, Kannada, Marathi and English.
Hobbies: Reading, writing and travels to places of religious and historical interest.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Long walks and treks in hills from time to time, physical exercises etc.
Special interest: Philosophy and Ancient History.
Books published: Himalayan Pilgrimage.
Permanent address: Raman Niwas, Kadolkai Street, Belgaum (Mysore State).
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri B. N. Datar . . 1,39,664
Shri D. A. Katti . . 1,21,537].