NAYAK, SHRI MOHAN, Cong., [Orissa—Bhanjanagar—Reserved—Sch. Castes)—1962]: S. of late Shri Bijuli Nayak; B. Dhanamara Street, P.O. Berhampur, Distt. Ganjam, Orissa, July 3, 1921; m. Shrimati Chandrama; 2 S. and 1 D.; Social worker and cultivator; Secretary, Ganjam District Harijan Sevak Sangh from 1938; Member, Ganjam District Board, 1945—53; Councillor, Berhampur Municipality from 1952; President, Depressed Classes League, Ganjam from 1954; Imprisoned in 1940 and 1941 for satyagraha and again in 1942 in the Quit India Movement; remained security prisoner till 1954; offered temple entry satyagraha at Puri Jagannath Temple in 1948; Founder, Thakkar Bapa Ashram, Nimakhandy; Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly, 1953—57; Editor, Sevak, a monthly for removal of untouchability, from 1947; Member, Second Lok Sabha, 1957—62.
Special interests: Organising Harijan institutions for the educational and economic improvement of Harijans; donated all his Assembly and Parliament salaries to the Thakkar Bapa Ashram.
Publications: Kalanko Mochano and Asprusyata Mochano.
Permanent address: Thakkar Bapa Ashram, P.O. Nimakhandi, Ganjam District, Orissa.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri Mohan Nayak . . 40,735
Shri Donda-Pani Das . . 6,611].