Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha




Father's Name : Late Shri G. Hooroo Date of Birth : 5 August 1924 Place of Birth : Vill. Laitkynsew in Distt. Khasi Hills (Meghalaya) Marital Status : Married on 5 February 1947 Spouse's Name : Smt. Lajopthiaw Lyngdoh Swell Children : One son and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
M.A. Educated at Calcutta University, Calcutta (West Bengal) Profession :
Educationist, Political and Social Worker Permanent Address :
Demthring House, Nongkhyvien, Nongthmmai, Shillong-793005 (Meghalaya) Tel. (0364) 225550 Positions Held :
1962 Elected to Lok Sabha (Third) 1967 Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Fourth) 1969-77 Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha 1971 Elected to Lok Sabha (Fifth) for the third time 1977-80 Ambassador, Norway 1980-84 Ambassador, Myanmar (Burma) 1984 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) for the fourth time High Commissioner Designate to Canada 1990-96 Member, Rajya Sabha 1992-94 Member, Committee on Government Assurances 1993-96 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs 1994-96 Leader, United Parliamentary Group, Rajya Sabha 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the fifth time Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :
Contributed several articles to national dailies Special Interests :
Foreign affairs and defence Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Yoga, gardening, visiting rural areas and elocution Countries Visited :
Widely travelled (12 countries), Delegate to United Nations General Assembly, 1985 Election result of :
Shillong Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate 6,82,709 Total votes polled 3,85,600 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates: (1) Shri G. G. Swell (Ind.) 2,12,205 (2) Shri D.D. Lapang (I.N.C.) 1,32,903 (3) Shri H. Aioits Roy Kharphuli (B.J.P.) 24,523