DWIVEDI, SHRI NAGESHWAR, (Cong.) U.P. Machhlishahr—1971, S. of Pt. Brij Mohan Dwivedi; b. at Premkapura, Distt. Jaunpur, October 16, 1916; ed. at Queens College, Varanasi; m. Smt. Samarthyavati Devi, 1934; 7 s. and 3 d.; Agriculturist; took part in the freedom movement from the student days as volunteer; participated in the Salt Satyagraha; suffered imprisonment on a number of occasions for political activities; associated with Socialist Group within the Congress Party; Secretary, Mandal Congress Committee, Belwar, Jaunpur, 1937-40; Secretary, D.C.C., Jaunpur, 1946-48; Manager, Shri Keshav Library, Belwar, 1937-52; Member, District Board, Jaunpur, 1948-52; Member, P.C.C., U.P., 1952-60; Member, U.P. Vidhan Sabha, 1952-62 and Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Worked for the propagation of Khadi and Village Industries in rural areas through the Samagra Gram Seva Sangh; founded Shri Keshav Library in 1937; extended cooperation in establishing Rashtriya Inter College, Sujanganj and founded a Junior High School in 1948 and a High School in Belwar in 1955 and Inter College in Belwar in 1964-65; extended cooperation in the construction of many public roads and dams by Shramdan and setting up of educational institutions; Chairman, District Harijan Sewak Sangh; Member, U.P. Khadi and Gramodyog Board, 1963-66 and Gramodyog Samiti 1967-70; Chairman, Distt. Public Works Committee; Secretary, District Gandhi Centenary Committee since 1968; President, Managing Committee, Rashtriya Inter College Sujanganj and Swami Krishnanand Uchchtar Madhyamic Vidyalaya Belwar, Jaunpur (U.P.).
Hobbies.—Reading and travelling.
Special interests.—Constructive work and party organisation.
Permanent address.—Premkapura, Jaunpur, U.P.