VIRBHADRA SINGH, SHRI, B.A., (Hons.), M.A., (Cong.) Himachal Pradesh-Mandi—1971, Son of late Raja Sir Padam Singh of Bushahr; b. at Sarahan, Distt. Mahasu, June 23, 1934; ed. at Bishop Cotton School, Simla and St. Stephen's College, Delhi; m. Rani Ratan Kumari, May 28, 1954; 4 d.; Agriculturist; Member of various Committees and Boards appointed by the Himachal Pradesh Government; Member Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee, 1962; appointed Aide-de-Camp to the President of India and conferred honorary rank of Captain in the Indian Army; Member, (i) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67; (ii) Estimates Committee of Third Lok Sabha; (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; President, Himachal Pradesh Sanskrit Sahitya Sammelan and Indo-Soviet Cultural Society, Himachal Pradesh.
Social activities.—Opened and organised several social, cultural and educational institutions; organised, aided and actively associated with various cultural, social activities and clubs in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
Hobbies.—Reading and gardening.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Social travelling and long walks in rural surroundings.
Special interests.—Horticulture, specially growing of apples; uplift of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward communities.
Sports and clubs.—Tennis, football and badminton.
Travels abroad.—Afghanistan, U.S.S.R., Europe, West Africa and Lebanon.
Permanent address.—P.O. Rampur, Distt. Mahasu, Himachal Pradesh.