PANDE, SHRI TARKESHWAR, B.A., (Cong.), U.P. -Salempur—1971, Son of Pt. Anirudh Pande; b. at Tole Fakru Rai, Ballia District August 14, 1912; ed. at L. D. Meston High School, Ballia and Sri Kashi Vidyapeeth, Banaras; m. Shrimati Son Phula Devi, 1924; 2 s. and 2 d.; Agriculturist; Member, Indian National Congress since 1930; courted imprisonment in 1930, 1932-33, 1940-41, 1941-46, during national struggle for freedom; arrested in Ballia, Banaras conspiracy case in 1935 and again in connection with revolutionary activities in 1936; Member A.I.C.C. since 1953; President, D.C.C. Ballia, 1946-47; Secretary and General Secretary U.P.C.C. 1952-57; President, (i) Scout Association, Ballia, 1948-52, (ii) District Board, Ballia, 1948-52 (iii) Gandhi Maha Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, Malap, District Ballia since 1949 (iv) Narhari Baba Higher Secondary School, Karanchhapara, Ballia since 1951; (v) Jai Prakash High School, Jai Prakash Nagar, Ballia since 1950 and (vi) Amur High School, Khejuri, Ballia since 1958; President and Manager, P. D. Inter College, Gaighat since 1960; Vice Chairman, District Planning Committee Ballia, 1951-52; General Secretary, U.P. District Boards Union, 1951-53; Member (i) Satish Chandra Degree College, Ballia since 1949 (ii) L. D. Higher Secondary School, Ballia since-1949; (iii) Executive Committee, Gorakhpur University from 1957 to 1960; (iv) U.P. High School and Intermediate Board; (v) Banaras Hindu University Court from 1959 to 1963; (vi) Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi; Nagri Pracharni Sabha; Life Member, Motilal Memorial Society, Lucknow; Life President Adhyapak Sansthan Ballia; Director (i) Mogal Lines, 1965—July, 1966, (ii) Cement Corporation of India Ltd. 1965—July, 1966 and (iii) Indian Tourism Hotel Corporation Ltd. 1965—July, 1966, Elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1952; re-elected in April, 1958 and April, 1962; resigned in December, 1964; re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in July, 1966; Member Public Accounts Committee from 1968-70, Chairman, Rehabilitation Board, Govt. of India from April, 1970 to February 1, 1971.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Wrestling, walking and swimming.
Special interests.—Goseva; constructive work; hand spinning and weaving; Harijan uplift; Seva Samiti; scout movement; education (Schools, Libraries, etc.) Hood relief; touring and observing minute details of different places; keen student of ancient history and culture.
Sports and clubs.—National Club, Ballia, President Tara Jagdeo Football Tournament Ballia since 1949, and Vice President, District Oiympic Association, Ballia since 1949.
Permanent address.—(i) Tole Fakru Rai, Ballia, U.P. (ii) Mohalla Jagdishpur, Ballia town, District Ballia, U.P.