SANKTA PRASAD, DR., B.A., [Congress (I)— Uttar Pradesh, Misrikh (Res. Sch. Castes), 1984] s. of Shri Chunnoo Lal; b. at Akhtiyarpur Village, Sitapur District, March 28 1927; ed. at Y.D. College, Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh; m. Smt. Sheo Rani, 1950; 2 s. and 3 d.; Medical Practitioner (Homoeopathy); previously associated with Lok Dal for a short period of two months; Vice-President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (I); General Secretary, District Congress Committee, Sitapur; Ex-Chairman, U.P. Homoeopathic Medicine Board (Lucknow); Member, (i) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70, (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77 and (iii) Rajya Sabha, 1982-84; Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, 1985-86.
Social activities: Upliftment of the downtrodden.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading.
Special interests: Homoeopathy and study of socialist literature.
Travels abroad: U.S.S.R., Australia and Afghanistan.
Permanent address: Akhtiyarpur Village and P.O., Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh.