DAR. SHRI ABDUL GHANI: Ind., (Haryana-Gurgaon 1967): s. of Sheik Jiwan Dar; b. at Amritsar, October 14, 1907; ed. at Islamia High School, Amritsar; m. Shrimati Shamshad Dar, 1965; 1 s.; Businessman; formerly associated with Congress Party; was (1) Chairman, Students' Union, Islamia High School, Amritsar; (2) President, City Congress Committee, Ludhiana ; (3) Secretary , District Congress Committee, Ludhiana; (4) Member, Parliamentary Board, Punjab; (5) Member, A.I.C.C.; (6) Chairman, Urdu Board: (7) General Secretary, Indo-Pakistan Rehabilitation Committee; (8) General-Secretary, Goodwill Mission to Pakistan; (9) Secretary, All India Anti Corruption Committee; Member, Legislative Assembly, Punjab, 1952-62; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1962-66.
Social activities: Interested in Ban on Cow Slaughter, Hindu-Muslim Unity , National and Emotional Integration , Rural and Harijan Uplift , continuous fight against corruption in all walks of life , fight for the promotion of National Languages , especially Hindi and Urdu ; Interested in the uplift of uprooted and displaced persons.
Special interests: Reading and hearing Ramayana, Mahabharata, Gita, Sapoon, Japji Sahib, Quram-E-Majid; Indian and Islamic History.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Cricket and Chess.
Books published: 1. Tiranga (Tricolour); 2. Shaheed Yamin Dar; 3. Swadeshi; 4. Congress Khatre Main; 5. Tikton-Ka-Chakkar; 6. Misery of Punjab; 7. Historic Enquiry after Warren Hastings; 8. Eye-Opener.
Permanent address: Parvez Traders, Chowk Dholewal, G.T. Road, Ludhiana ; (Punjab).