SINHA, SHRI R. K., M.Sc., (Maths), LL.B., (Cong.) U. P. Faizabad—1971, Son of Shri Rajeshwari Prasad; b. at Faizabad, September 1, 1920; ed. at Lucknow University; m. Smt. Lokmudi Sinha, April 15, 1949; Advocate; Associated with Socialist Party and the Congress Socialist Party till 1951; Secretary, Congress Party in Parliament May, 1970; Chairman, Faizabad Divisional Development Committee, April 1970; President, Faizabad Students Federation and Lucknow Students Federation (Nationalist), and Prime Minister, College Parliament, Faizabad, 1938—42; Imprisoned twice in the Quit-India Mevement and detained in Faizabad and Luckrrow Jail, 1942—44; remained underground, 1944-45; President, (i) U.P. Students Congress, 1945-46 and (ii) National Conference (N.U.S.) 1951; General Secretary, All India Ctudents Congress, 1946—48; and Founder-Convener, Samajwadi Yuvak Sabha, 1948—50; participated in International Youth Conferences in Europe, 1953—57; started the "Contemporary" Monthly in 1957 and the Hindi Times, a Hindi newsweekly in 1959 and functioned as printer, publisher and managing director of both the journals till March 1, 1967; convened the National Seminar on Non-alignment (1963), the National Conference on Kashmir (1964), the Northern India Freedom Fighters Conference, the National Conference on Freedom Fighters, on Socialism, Democracy, Non-alignment and National Integration on various occasions during 1965-1966; invited in 1963 as a Journalist to Iraq and in 1965 to U.A.R., G.D.R. and Poland; attended the Afro-Asian Journalists Conference in Jakarta, 1964; Member, (i) Executive Committee District Congress Committee, Faizabad, (ii) A.I.C.C. since 1968, (iii) Steering Committee Congress Forum for Socialist Action 1967-68 and 1968-69; President, (i) National Conference of the Congress Forum for Socialist Action, December, 1969 and (ii) M.M.T.C. Officers' Union, since 1970; Chairman, Youth and Student Panel of the Indian National Congress, 1969, elected Convener, Congress Forum for Socialist Action in the National Conference at Bombay, 1969 and re-elected at Madras in 1970; Represented India in the U.N.O. in 1969; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967—70; led a Parliamentary Group to G.D.R. and Yugoslavia, June, 1970.
Social activities.—Engaged in organisation work of the party.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading books, playing chess and solving crossword puzzles.
Special interests.—Foreign affairs.
Publications.—'Resurrection and Downfall of Fascism' and some other publications.
Travels abroad.—U.K., U.S.A., Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Rumania, Poland, Hungary, U.S.S.R., Bulgaria, U.A.R., Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Yugoslavia.
Permanent address.—House No. 646, Shahibganj, Faizabad, U.P.