Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Mahabir Prasad, Shri
Constituency   : Bansgaon -SC (Uttar Pradesh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Late Shri Amar Prasad
Mother's Name Late Smt. Bartani Devi
Date of Birth 11 Nov 1939
Place of Birth Ujjarpar, Distt. Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 03 Apr 1959
Spouse's Name Late Smt. Udasi Devi
No.of Daughters 2
M.A. (Geography), B.Ed. and LL.B.
Educated at Gorakhpur University and Lucknow University (Uttar Pradesh)
Profession Agriculturist
Teacher, Educationist, Social Worker
Permanent Address
Village Ujjarpar,
Distt. Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Tel. (0551)2320988
Present Address
1, Tyagraj Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23012745, 23015924 (R), 23061739, 23062778 (O)
Fax: (011) 23015598 (R), 23063141 (O)
Positions Held
1958 Member, Gram Panchayat, Ujjarpar
1960 Sarpanch, Sadhan Co-operative Society, Ujjarpar
1962 Member, Gagaha Area Society
1963 Member, Gorakhpur Zilla Parishad
General Secretary Gorakhpur Zilla Congress Committee
1974-77 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1974-79 General Secretary, PCC, later PCC (I), Uttar Pradesh
1980 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
Member, Estimates Committee for 2 years
Member, Public Accounts Committee for 1 year
1983-85 Vice-President, PCC (I), Uttar Pradesh
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1985-86, 1987-88, 1992-94 President, Congress Working Committee, Uttar Pradesh
Feb. 1988-July 1989 Union Deputy Minister, Railways
July 1989 - Dec. 1989 Minister of State, Mines and Steel, Department of Mines
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1990 Member, Committee on Government Assurances
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
1990 & 2001 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I)
Member, All India Congress (I) Central Election Committee
Member, AICC
14 June 1995-2000 Governor, Haryana
18 Sept.95-16 Nov.95 and 23 April 96-26 July 97 Held additional charge of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha
22 May Onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries

Books Published
Rashtriya Chetna Aur Atmasadhana (in Hindi)
Social And Cultural Activities
Propagated the policies of Congress as a student leader; worked for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, minorities and oppressed; Chairman, District Social Welfare Committee, 1963
Special Interests
Dissemination of education in the lower strata of society
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, horticulture, agriculture, tourism and social service
Sports and Clubs
Volleyball, kabbadi and football
Countries Visited
Nepal, Mauritius, U.A.E. (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah)
Other Information
Continously endeavouring selflessly to provide social justice to the opressed sections of society and promoting women upliftment through education; works for communal harmony and national integration, promoting love for fraternity and feelings of peaceful co-existance; presently engaged in furthering ancient Indian ideals and cultural heritage; striving continously to let Hindi get its due place as national language since national language is the representative of country`s collective consciousness; working on eradicating illiteracy from the society, protecting environment through afforestation, and advocating control of population explosion by way of lectures oranised in Haryana and the rest of the country; President, Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Institute; awarded Babu Jagjivan Ram Award, 1996-97 by All India Scheduled Castes Council in Amritsar on 1 August 1996; donated the cash amount of the award to Baba Bhimrao Amebedkar Memorial Institute; firm believer in the ideals, principles and policies of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar and Babu Jagjivan Ram; engaged in the task of nation building by harmonising the ideologies of past leaders; worked as a lecturer at Gandhi Inter College, Mahnapur, Gorakhpur and taught there for 34 years; started his public and political life with active participation in Panchyati Raj Institutions and infrastructural units of democrarcy; demonstrated his political and administrative skills in organisation and administration of these institutes

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