SOLANKI, SHRI SOMCHANDBHAI MANUBHAI, B.A., [Cong. (O)] Gujarat-Gandhinagar - (Res. Sch. Castes)—1971, Son of Shri Manubhai Laljibhai Solanki; b. at Suraj Taluka Kadi, Distt. Mehsana, December 31, 1920; ed. at Gujarat College, Ahmedabad and Gujarat University; m. Shrimati Purnima Solanki, 1952; 3 s. and 3 d.; Social Worker; Chairman, (i) Krishna Kunj Cooperative Housing Society Ltd., Ahmedabad and (ii) Nilkanth Consumers' Cooperative Society; President, (i) Gujarat Pachchhat Verg Congress, (ii) Kadi Pachchhat Verg Kalabani Uttejak Mandal, Kadi, (iii) Gandhi Vidyarthi Ashram, Kadi and (iv) Kadi Taluka Yuvak Sangh; Vice-President, (i) Morarji Satkar Committee and (ii) Pachchhat Varg Kalyan Samaj; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Taking keen interest in cooperative and educational institutions, prohibition and social reforms.
Hobbies.—Visiting historical places and painting.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Driving and swimming.
Special interests.—Writing short stories, poems and articles.
Permanent address.—Krishna Kunj Cooperative Housing Society, 27 Kalpana, Gita Mandir Road, Ahmedabad.