BHANDARE, SHRI R. D., M.A., LL.B., (Cong.) Maharashtra-Bombay Central—1971, Son of Shri Dhondiba Hariba Bhandare; b. July 15, 1916; ed. at Eliphinstone College, Government Law College and the Khalsa College, Bombay; m. Shrimati Shakuntalabai, April 23, 1939; 3 s. and 1 d.; Advocate and Professor of Law; Secretary, Bombay Municipal Kamgar Sangh, 1942-45; Vice President Bombay Textile Workers' Union, 1952-54, and Mumbai Kamgar Union, 1958-62; President, Nav-Bharat Mazdoor Maha Sabha, 1963-66, and Interior Village Servants' Union, 1949-52 and also Nav-Bharat Mill Mazdoor Sabha; Member, Bombay Municipal Corporation, 1948-57 and Bombay University Senate, 1952-56; Chairman, Babasaheb Ambedkar Educational, Social and Cultural Society, Bombay; now President, Bharatiya Budha Mahasangh; took active part in the social, cultural and educational activities in Bombay; Member, Bombay Legislative Assembly, 1960-62; acted as the Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1960-62; Founder Member of Republican Party of India and remained its President from 1964 to 1966; Member, (i) Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation, (ii) Executive Council, Banaras Hindu University and (iii) Court of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru University; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Chairman (i) Privileges Committee of Lok Sabha, and (ii) Select Committee on Advocate's Bill; Advisor to the Delegation to U.N.O. 22nd General Assembly Session, 1967; Member, Indian Delegation to the I.P.U. Council Conference held at Vienna in 1969.
Hobbies.—Reading, writing and sports.
Special interests.—Politics, economics and religion.
Accomplishments in letters, arts and science.—Did Research in the social and political Institutions in Buddhist times for three years in the Bombay University for Ph.D.
Books published.--'Problems of Buddhists in India" and Pamphlets-(i) Watendar Gaon-Kamgar, (ii) A Case For the Morning Colleges—an agrument against the decision of the Bombay University in 1962, (iii) The Problems of the Indian Buddhists.
Sports and Clubs.—Volleyball, football and Indian games.
Travels abroad.—U.K., Way and U.A.R.
Permanent address.—F-5, Municipal Blocks, Azad Nagar, Wudala, Bombay-31.