CHANDIKA, SHRI SHIVA, B.A., (Cong.) Bihar-Banka—1971, Son of late Babu Ramkrishna Prasad; b. at Bhagalpur, July 18, 1912; ed. at T. N. J. Collegiate School and T. N. J. College, Bhagalpur; m. Shrimati Anand Baglay, March 1, 1949; 2 s.; joined Indian National Congress in 1930; took active part in Civil Disobedience Movement and Salt Satyagraha; left studies in 1939 to join the National Movement of 1941 and 1942; arrested and served imprisonment several times between 1939-45; President, District Congress Committee, Singhbhum, 1947; Member, A.I.C.C. 1945-51 and again 1964-67; Associate Convener, Bihar Pradesh Congress Ad-Hoc Committee, 1964; General Secretary, Chhota Nagpur, Santhal Pargana Regional Congress Co-ordination Committee, Bihar, President, (i) Fertilizer Factory Workers' Union, Sindri, 1953-60, (ii) Indian National Chemical Workers' Federation and (iii) Hindustan Steel Head Office Employees Union, Ranchi; Vice-President, (i) Tatanagar Foundry Workers Union, (ii) Gua Mines Workers' Union and (iii) Kumar Dubhi Workers Union, 1946-49; General Secretary, (i) Indian Iron and Steel Wire Products Labour Union, (ii) JEMCO Workers Union, (iii) TELCO Workers' Union, 1945-48 and (iv) Bihar INTUC, 1947-58; Member, (i) INTUC Working Committee, 1949-58, (ii) Bihar Legislative Assembly, 1952-57, (iii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70, (iv) House Committee, (v) Select Committee on Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, (vi) Joint Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Code Bill, (vii) Governing Body, Mines College, Dhanbad, (viii) Consultative Committee, Steel and Heavy Engineering, and (ix) Party's Standing Committee for Tourism, Defence, Irrigation and Power, Home Affairs, Education, Foreign Affairs, Industry and Supply, Petro-Chemicals, Mines and Metals; Convener, Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Railways and Bihar State; Member, Engineering Wage Board, Bihar Central Labour Advisory Board (Standing) and Sub-Committee of the Central Advisory Committee on Consumers' Co-operatives; Director, Fertilizers Corporation of India, 1961-65.
Social activities.—As a trade unionist and a social worker, rendered welfare services to workers and the people and got several libraries, colleges and hospitals established in Jamshedpur and Sindri; Member, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry, since 1962.
Hobbies.—Kitchen gardening, cooking and travelling.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Yoga.
Special interests.--Rendering personal service to the poor and the needy.
Travels abroad.—Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and U.S.A.
Permanent address.—42, K. Road, Bistopur, Jamshedpur-1, Bihar.