8th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

SINGH, SHRI SURENDRA PAL, B.A., (Hons.), [Congress (I)— Uttar Pradesh, Bulandshahr,1984]  s. of Shri Jagat Singh; b. at Bahanpur, Bulandshahr District; May 17, 1917; ed. at Col. Brawn's School Dehra Dun, Eastborune College, Sussex and Cambridge University, U.K.; Single (marriage legally dissolved); 1 s. and 1 d.; Agriculturist; Deputy Minister, Ministry of External Affairs, March, 1967—February, 1973; Minister of State for External Affairs, February, 1973—October, 1974; Minister of State for Tourism & Civil Aviation, October, 1974—December, 1976; Minister of State for Railways, December, 1976-—February, 1977; Cabinet Minister, Government of U.P., February 7, 1984—January 5, 1985; Member, U.P. Vidhan Parishad, May 1984—December, 1984; Member, (i) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, (ii) 4th Lok Sabha  1967-70, (i) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77 and (iv) Public Accounts Committee, 1965 66.

Social activities:  Took keen interest in rural development works, donated land and money to innumerable schools, hospitals and other institutions in the district.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading and listening to light classical music.

Special interests:  Agriculture and Fruit Cultivation. 

Sports and clubs:  Golf; Member, Delhi Golf Club. 

Travels abroad:  Travelled extensively all over the world as a student and then later on as Minister.

Permanent address:  Unchagaon Estate, Bulandshahr, Uitar Pradesh.