DESAI, SHRI C. C., B.A., (Cantab.), [Cong. (O)] Gujarat-Sabarkantha— 1971, Son of late Shri Chunilal Haribhai Desai; b. at Bhadran, District Kaira, April 27, 1900; ed. at Elphinstone College, Bombay and Cambridge University; widower; 1 s. and 1 d.; Industrialist; Director of Industries—C.P. and Berar; Secretary to Government in the Department of Local Self Government, Industry, Labour and Public Health, C.P. and Berar, 1939—42; Deputy Director-General of Supply, Government of India—1942-43; Controller General of Civil Supply—Government of India; Member/Chairman, Tariff Board; Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, 1948—50, Secretary, Works, Production and Supply 1951 and Works, Housing and Supply and Production 1952; High Commissioner of India in Ceylon 1953—55 and in Pakistan 1955—58; Chairman/ Director, (i) Antifriction Bearings Corporation Ltd., Bombay, (ii) Camphor and Allied Products Ltd., Bombay, (iii) Indian Detonators Ltd., Hyderabad, (iv) Baroda Rayons Corporation, Bombay, (v) Modella Woollens Ltd., Bombay, (vi) Shah Construction Co., Ltd., Bombay, (vii) Shama Engine Valves Ltd., New Delhi, (viii) Shama Pistons and Rings Ltd., New Delhi, (ix) Sifco Ltd., Bombay, (x) Tensile Steels Ltd., Baroda, (xi) Wavin India Ltd., Madras, (xii) Spencer and Co. Ltd., Bangalore, (xiii) United Carbon India Ltd., Bombay, (xiv) Warner Hindustan Ltd., Bombay, (xv) Vicon Ltd., Bangalore, (xvi) Kaira Can. Co. Ltd., Bombay, and. (xvii) Shama Forge Co. Ltd., New Delhi; Member, Advisory Board of Chartered Bank, Calcutta.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Gardening, contemporary arts and music.
Special interests.—Gardening and artistic items.
Clubs.—Member, (i) Willingdon Club, Bombay, (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi, (iii) Gondwana Club, Nagpur, (iv) India International Centre, New Delhi and (v) Wild Life Animals' Association, Jaipur.
Travels abroad.—All over the World.
Permanent address.—Sea-Foam, Flat No. 5, 2nd Floor, Windy Hall Lane, Colaba, Bombay-5.