MANDAL, SHRI YAMUNA PRASAD, B.A., Dip. Ed., (Cong.) Bihar-Samastipur—1971, Son of late Shri Munna Lal Mandal; b. at Garhia Bhaptiahi, Distt. Saharsa, December 10, 1910; ed. at Supaul High School, T.N.J. College, Bhagalpur and Patna Training College, Patna University; m. Shrimati Shakuntala Devi, February 19, 1949; 1 s. and 3 d.; Head Master, Socio-political worker and agriculturist; took active part in Quit India Movement, 1942 and suffered imprisonment and loss of property; Secretary, Nirmali Thana Congress Committee, April 1937—44 and Supaul Sub-Divisional Congress Committee, 1939—43; President, Thana Teaches' Association, 1949—51; Member, (i) D.C.C. Bhagalpur and Darbhanga, 1939—60 & 1962, (ii) District Board Education Sub-Committee, Darbhanga, (iii) North-Eastern Railway Regional Users' Committee, (iv) Posts and Telegraphs, Bihar Circle, (v) Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital Committee, (vi) Block Development Committees, Distt. Development Committees and (vii) P&T Board & Small Scale Industries Board; Secretary, Bapu Temple Construction Committee; Member, Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, and Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70; Convener, Congress Parliamentary Party, Bihar State Committee; Member, Executive Committee, Congress Party in Parliament.
Social activities.—Founded three High Schools; worked for the abolition of early marriages and sub-caste and caste systems; interested in labour organisation and educational pursuits; actively participated in Shramdan and Bhoodan movements and helped famine stricken people and flood victims.
Hobby.—Collection of books.
Special interests.—Solution of agrarian problems, spread of secondary education, famale literacy, working for a classless and casteless society, welfare of landless workers and railwaymen, study of philosophy.
Sports and clubs.—Swimming, badminton and tennis; Member, Bapu Club, Darbhanga, Bihar.
Travels abroad.--Nepal, Burma, and East African Countries.
Permanent address.—Rajarampati. P.O. & Vill. (Via Nirmali), Distt. Darbhanga (Bihar).