Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


CHAVAN, SHRI D. R., M.A., LL.M., (Cong.) Maharashtra-Karad—1971, Son of late Shri Ramrao Chavan; b. at Kumbhargaon, Taluka Patan, Distt. Satara, August 22, 1916; ed. at Rajaram College and Sykes Law College, Kolhapur and Bombay University; m. Shrimati Premalabai Chavan, April 24, 1942; 1 s. and 2 d.; Advocate; Member, All-India Peasants' and Workers' Party, 1948-55, All India Mazdoor Kisan Party, 1955-60 and Indian National Congress since 1960; Member, District Local Board, Satara, 1942-44; Member, Bombay Legislative Council, 1954-56; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67; Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defence, 1962-64, Ministry of Food & Agriculture, 1964-66, Ministry of Labour, Employment & Rehabilitation, 1966-67, Ministry of Law, 1967 and Ministry of Labour Employment & Rehabilitation, 1967—February, 1969; Minister of State in the Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals and Mines and Metals, February, 1969—May 2, 1971; Minister of Supply since May 3, 1971.

Social activities.—Associated with the co-operative movement.


Favourite pastime and recreation.—Swimming, reading and gardening.

Special interests.—Farming, and Co-operative Movement.


Particulars of Travels abroad.—Rumania and Iran.

Permanent address.—Patan Colony, Karad, Distt. Satara, Maharashtra.