BRIJ RAJ SINGH-KOTAH, SHRI B.A., (Hons.), M.A., (J.S.) Rajasthan-Jhalawar—1971, Son of Brigadier His Highness Maharao Shri Bhim Singhji of Kotah; b. at Kotah, February 21, 1934; ed. at Mayo College, Ajmer, St. Stephen's College, Delhi and the Delhi University; m. Rajkumari Uttara Devi of Cooch Behar, May 21, 1964; 1 s. and 1 d.; Farmer and Businessman; previously associated with the Indian National Congress (1961-66); Chairman, Board of Directors, Central Co-operative Bank, Kotah, 1959— 61; President, Citizens' Defence Council, Kotah, 1962-65; Member, (i) State Board for Preservation of Wild Life in Rajasthan since 1959, (ii) State Planning Board since 1964, (iii) Programme Advisory Committee, A.T.R., Jaipur, 1963—66, (iv) Zila Parishads of Kotah and Jhalwar, (v) Nehru Memorial Fund Sub-Committee, Rajasthan and (vi) Indian Delegation to Malaysia, 1965; Member, (i) Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, (ii) Estimates Committee, 1964-65 and also Member of various other Consultative Committees of Parliament; and (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70.
Social activities.—Associated with educational activities; Member, Mayo College General Council, Ajmer; President, (i) Bhim Chattravas, Kota, (ii) Balmandir, Kota, (iii) Indian Council of World Affairs, Kota Branch; Honorary Member, Rotary Club, Kota; Member, (i) National Geographic Society, Washington, (ii) Bombay Natural History Society, (iii) Asiatic Society, Calcutta, (iv) Youth Hostels of India, New Delhi, (v) Bharat Krishak Samaj, (vi) Indian Red Cross Society, (vii) Institute for Strategic Studies, London, (viii) World Association of World Federalists and (ix) Royal Central Asian Society, London.
Hobbies.—Photography, reading, motoring and gliding.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading, going on Shikar in jungles and living with nature.
Special interests.—Defence problems, soil conservation, tourism, population control and preservation of wild life.
Publications.—Written a few articles on travel and defence matters.
Sports and Clubs.—Squash, Tennis and Clay Pigeon Shooting in Trap and Skeet; has been a top skeet and trap shooter in All India Championships; stood first in team event for Trap in 1955 and won Bronze Medal in 1963 for Individual Championship in skeet; Life-Member, Shri Umed Club, Kola; Permanent Member, Chelmsford Club, and Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi; Life Member, National Sports Club of India; Member, Delhi Gliding Club; Member, National Rifle Association of India; Member, Western India Automobile Association.
Travels abroad.—U.S.A., U.K., Canada, U.A.R., Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Western European countries, East Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ceylon, Korea and Taiwan.
Permanent address.—Brij Raj Bhavan, Kota-1, Rajasthan.