Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


ROHATGI, SHRIMATI SUSHILA, M.A., (Hist.), (Cong.) U.P. Bilhaur—1971, Daughter of Pt. Kapil Deva Malaviya; b. at Allahabad, August 21, 1921; ed. at Theosophical School, Allahabad, St. Mary's Convent, Allahabad, Crosthwaite College, Allahabad, and Allahabad University; m. Shri Mahendra Rohatgi, January 27, 1947; 2 s. and 3 d.; was Lecturer of History in Women's Department of Allahabad University, 1945-46; Ex-Member, (i) Lucknow University Court, (ii) U.P. Citizens' Council, (iii) Committee for Higher Education for Women and Girls, Lucknow, (iv) U.P. State Social Welfare Board and (v) U.P. Labour Welfare Advisory Board; Member, Kanpur Corporation 1960-65 and Executive Committee of Corporation; Chairman, (i) Privileges Committee of Corporation, (ii) Education Committee of Corporation and (iii) U.P. Board of Technical Education for Women; Delegate, Afro-Asian Conference for Women, Colombo, 1958 and Peace Council, Helsinki, 1965; Member, (i) U.P. Legislative Assembly, 1962-67 and (ii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Member of the three-member Delegation to U.K. on a study tour at the invitation of the British Government; Member, Public Accounts Committee, 1968-70; was Convener of the Defence Sub-Committee of the P.A.C.; Member, Panel of Chairmen, 1970; Delegate to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference held in Canberra in 1970; Member, Kanpur University Executive Council; appointed, Union Deputy Finance Minister on May 2, 1971.

Social activities.—Ex-Secretary, U.P. Branch of All India Women's Conference; Ex-President, Kanpur Branch of All India Women's Conference; Secretary', Kanpur Bal Sangh; Member-in-Charge, Social Welfare Advisory Board, Allahabad Division; Patron, Ambassadors Socio-Cultural Organisation and Sangeet Samaj; Vice-President, (i) District Council for Child Welfare, Kanpur and (ii) Kala Nayan Cultural Organisation.

Hobbies.—Classical Indian music and dance.

Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading literature.

Special interests.—Public service and home life.

Books published.—Bapu Ne Kaha Tha. Sports and Clubs.—Badminton; Kanpur Club.

Travels abroad.—Ceylon, Finland, U.S.S.R., Afghanistan, Scotland, Switzerland, Burma, Indonesia, Thailand, U.K., Singapore and Australia.

Permanent address.—16/78, Civil Lines, Kanpur.