MARANDI, SHRI ISWAR, (Cong.) Bihar-Rajmahal - (Res. Sch. Tribes)—1971, Son of late Shri Chandar Marandi; b. at Vill. Bara Simra, Distt. Santhal Parganas, December 15, 1918; ed. at J.K. High School, Rajmahal; m. Smt. Bimla Murmu, May 23, 1946; 2 s.; Cultivator; previously associated with Jharkhand Party, Member, (i) District Board, 1947—59, (ii) District Development Committee, Santhal Parganas since 1964, (iii) District Stipend Distribution Committee since 1962, (iv) Posts and Telegraphs Committee, Bhagalpur Division, (v) P & T Regional Committee, Bihar Circle, since 1968, (vi) All Block Development Committees in the constituency between 1962 and 1970, (vii) Community Development Committee, Patna since 1964, (viii) Informal Consultative Committees of the Ministries of Education, Food and Agriculture, Community Development and Co-operation since 1962 and (ix) District Khadi Board, Santhal Parganas since 1970; Director, Central Co-operative Bank, Godda, 1958—62; President, Stone Quarry Workers' Union, Pakura, Santhal Parganas since 1964; Vice-President, Gajadhar Smarak Nidhi, Gandhi Gram, Godda, Santhal Parganas since January, 1971; Secretary, Lalmatia High School, Santhal Parganas since 1962; Member, Railway Consultative Committee, 1970; Member, Third Lok Sabha, 1962—67, and Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70.
Social activities.—Organised one High School at Lalmatia, one Kisan Library at Bara Simra and several primary and night schools in Boarijore, P.S.; apart from assisting the poor, rendered assistance also to officers in the development work of various Government Departments; organised a number of village Committees in the constituency; instrumental in getting Branch Post Offices opened in the constituency and also a Branch office of State Bank of India at Rajmahal, Santhal Parganas.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Magazines and indoor games like Carroms.
Special interests.—Organising education institutions, cultivators' societies and cottage industries; Uplift of poor classes and social service.
Sports.—Badminton, hockey and football.
Permanent address.—Vill. Bara Simra, P.O. Lohandia Bazar, Distt. Santhal Parganas, Bihar.