DASCHOWDHURY, SHRI BENOY KRISHNA, M.A., LL.B., (Cong.) West Bengal-Cooch-Behar (Res. Sch. Castes)—1971, Son of late Shri K. C. Daschowdhury; b. at Badalpore in Sylhet District, April 1, 1930; ed. at Habiganj Govt. High School, St. Anthony's College, Shillong and University of Calcutta; m. Smt. Shewli Daschowdhury, 1952; 1 s. and 1 d.; Lawyer; Previously associated with All India Forward Bloc; Resigned from the party after the dissolution of the Fourth Lok Sabha owing to differences in ideology and policy of the party; Editor of a Bengali Weekly 'Jagaran', 1959-64; Founder-Secretary, Cooch-Behar Evening College, 1963-65; Ex-General Secretary, All India Postal Employees Union Class IV, District Branch, Cooch-Behar; Ex-Vice-president, Jalpaiguri Division of the All India Postal Employees Union, Class IV; President, (i) N.F. Railway Zone of the All India S.Ms and A.S.Ms Union since 1966 and (ii) All India Checking Staff Welfare Association, N.F. Railway Zone since 1969; Life-Member, India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Indian Delegate to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held at Canberra, Australia, 1970.
Social activities.—Associated with many socio-philanthropic activities such as schools, clubs, etc. in the district of Cooch-Behar and its neighbourhood.
Hobbies.—Photography and gardening.
Favourite pastime and creation.—Reading novels and indoor games.
Special Interests.—Debates and journalism.
Sports.—Badminton and tennis.
Travels abroad.—U.K., Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
Permanent address.—P.O. and Distt. Cooch-Behar, West Bengal.