SHASTRI, SHRI PRAKASH VIR, Vidya Bhaskar, Shastri, M.A., (Sanskrit)—Ind., (U.P. Hapur—1967); s. of Shri Dalipsingh Tyagi; b. at Rehra, Distt. Moradabad, January 1923; ed, at Gurukul Mahavidyalaya, Jwalapur (Hardwar) and Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi; m. Smt. Yashoj, 1946, 2 s; Teacher, Social Worker and Agriculturist; president, Gurukul Mahavidyalaya, Jwalapur (Hardwar); Vice-President, Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Delhi; President, (1) Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, U.P.; (2) Delhi Pradesh Hindi Sahitya Sammelan; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62 and Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67.
Social activities: Social service through the organisation of Arya Samaj; service in hilly and forest areas; through the Backward Classes league; Harijan reform, especially in rural areas: honorary teaching work in Gurukul; spreading Hindi and other Indian languages in non-Hindi speaking States.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Literary and cultural discussions, travelling.
Special interests: Social reforms, social service, educational institutions, studies and teaching.
Publications: (1) Mere Sapnon ka Bharat; (2) Dhadhakta Kashmir; (3) Kashmir kei Vedi Par; (4) Gohatya Ya Rashtratlatya.
Sports: Hockey and Volley-ball.
Travels abroad: Thailand, Hongkong, Taiwan and Burma.
Permanent address: Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Bhavan, Sultan Bazar, Hyderabad.