TYAGI, SHRI MAHAVIR, Cong., (Uttar Pradesh—Dehra Dun—1962): S. of Shri Shiv Nathji; B. Village Dhabarsi, District Moradabad, December 31, 1899; ed. at Nanakchand High School, Meerut and thereafter privately; Widower; 3 D.; Agriculturist; Resigned military service in 1920 while in field in the 1st World War in East Persia to join the Non-Cooperation Movement; Court-martialled, dismissed from Service; externed from Baluchistan and all pay deposits forfeited; Joined Non-Cooperation Movement; Convicted several times along with wife and daughter (total confinement 7½ years); Member, A.I.C.C. for 39 years; Member, U.P. Legislative Assembly for 9 years; Member, Constituent Assembly, Provisional Parliament, First Lok Sabha, 1952—57 and Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62; Minister, Revenue and Expenditure upto 16th March, 1953, Minister of Defence Organisation upto April 1957; Chairman, Public Accounts Committee since June 1962.
Hobbies: Gardening and photography.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Playing with grandchildren.
Special interest: Rural uplift and social reforms.
Travels abroad: Persia, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, England, Poland, Czechoslovakia and USSR.
Permanent address: 'Rain Basera', Dehra Dun (UP.).
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri Mahavir Tyagi . . 1,21,618
Shrimati Sushila Devi . . 47,226
Shri Rajendra Dass . . 35,969
Shri N. D. Dangwal . . 34,183].