NITIRAJ SINGH, CHAUDHARY, B.Sc., L.L.B., (Cong.) Madhya Pradesh-Hoshangabad—1971, Son of Chaudhary Daulat Singh; b. at Village Imaliya, Distt. Narsinghpur, February 13, 1909; ed. at Banaras Hindu University; m. Shrimati Gopi Bai, April 20, 1932; 2 s. and 3 d.; Advocate; Chairman, District Council, Narsinghpur, 1936-40; Vice-chairman, Janpad, Narsinghpur, 1950-51; Honorary Secretary and Director, Cooperative Central Bank Ltd., and Cooperative Land Mortgage Bank Ltd., Narsinghpur, since 1965; General Secretary, Narsingh Education Society since, 1961; Member, Managing Committee, Mahila Shiksha Mandal, Narsinghpur since 1937; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Minister of State for Petroleum and Chemicals and Mines and Metals from June 1970 till May 2, 1971; Minister of State in the Ministry of Law & Justice since May 2, 1971.
Social activities.—Associated with the Harijan Sewak Sangh, Narsinghpur as its Secretary for six years; associated with the Charkha Sangh and educational institutions, Narsinghpur; worked for the resettlement of displaced persons from West Pakistan in 1947-48.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading, sightseeing and travelling.
Special interests.—Irrigation, agriculture and mining.
Travels abroad.—Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, U.K., West Indies, U.S.A., Canada, Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Permanent address.—Narsinghpur, (C. Rly.), Madhya Pradesh.