SONAR, DR. A.G., B.Sc., L.M.P., (Cong.) Maharashtra-Ramtek—1971, Son of Shri Ganpatrao Sonar; b. at Village Karaigaon, Taluk Achalpur, Distt. Amraoti, November 14, 1916; ed. at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Robertson Medical School, Nagpur; m. Shrimati Sarswati Sonar; 1 s.; Agriculturist and Medical Practitioner; jailed in 1942 movement while a student of Medical School; Member, (i) Legislative Assemblies of former Madhya Pradesh and Bombay States, 1946-57 and Parliamentary Secretary in old M.P. State Government, 1948-51, (ii) Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education and its Executive and Academic Committees and (iii) Forest Policy Committee, 1946-51; serving on Education Board of Secondary Education of old M.P. and Maharashtra State Board of Education since 1946; President, Shri Shankerrao Anglo Vernacular Education Society, Karajgaon since 1948; Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Karajgaon, 1962-67; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Runs six High Schools in rural area; worked for communal harmony during Hindu-Muslim riots in Banaras while a student in 1936-38; engaged in Harijan work, rural activities and cooperative work.
Special interests.—Education, science and rural development.
Travels abroad.—Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Permanent address.—P.O. Karajgaon, Taluk Achalpur, District Amraoti, Maharashtra.