LIMAYE, SHRI MADHU, Janata, (Bihar—Banka— 1977) : s. of Shri Ramchandra; b. at Poona, May 1, 1922; ed at fergusson College, Poona; m. Professor Smt. Champa Limaye; 1 s.; previously associated with the Indian National Congress, 1938—48 and the Socialist Party, studies interrupted due to participation in the freedom movement; imprisoned for 4 years; 1940-45; sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in the Goa Liberation Movement in 1955; spent over 19 months in Portuguese captivity; Played an active part in the JP movement and in the effort to create a united opposition party; was detained under MIS A from July 1975 to February 1977 in various Madhya Pradesh Jails; Member, Congress Socialist Party, 1938—1948; Secretary, Socialist Party, 1952—55; Chairman, Socialist Party; 1958-59; General Secretary, Janata Party since May 1977; Secretary, Asian Socialist Bureau, Rangoon, 1953; Member, (i) Third Lok Sabha, 1964—67; (ii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70 and (iii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1973—77; Leader, Socialist Group in Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967; Attended International Socialist Conferences and Councils as Indian socialist delegate in 1947 and 1953.
Social activities: Associated with youth organisations, study groups, seminars, libraries, social reform movement and periodicals.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Music and reading.
Special interests: Visiting places of historical and archaeological importance.
Publications: (i) Communist Party : Facts and Fiction, (ii) Evolution of Socialist Policy, (Hi) Political Horizons etc.
Travels abroad: Western and Eastern Europs, Burma and Soviet Union.
Permanent address: 33, Perry Cross Road, Bandra Bombay-50.