BHANWAR, SHRI BHAGIRATH, Janata, [Madhya Pradesh—Jhabua (Res. Sch. Tribes)—1977]: s. of Shri Ramaji Bhanwar; b. at Sarwar Village, Ratlam District, December 2, 1936; Undergraduate; m. Shrimati Narmada Devi, January 2, 1950; 1 s. and 6 d.; Agriculturist, Journalist and Social Worker; Previously associated with Hind Kisan Panchayat Samajwadi Party, S.S.P. and Bharatiya Lok Dal; Imprisoned many times in connection with various political, social, national and public welfare movements such as Kutch Satyagraha, Prohibition etc.; Detained under MISA for 19 months during Emergency: Assistant Editor, 'Panchayat Raj', Bamania, Madhya Pradesh; Chairman, All-India Railway Employees Confederation, Ratlam Division; General Secretary, Hind Kisan Panchayat, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh; Councillor Alirajpur Municipal Committee, 1958—64; Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1962—71; Member, Consultative Committee on Tribals, Government of Madhya Pradesh, 1962—75; Deputy Minister in the State Government, 1967—69; Member, (i) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77; (ii) Consultative Committee for Ministry of Steel and Mines, 1972—77; (iii) Consultative Committee for Ministry of Industrial Development, 1977-78; (iv) Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, 1973—76 and again 1977-78; (v) Joint Committee on the Prevention of Food Adulteration (Amendment) Bill, 1974; and (vi) Committee on Subordinate Legislation, 1977-78; Chairman, Consultative Committee on Forest Production, Government, of Madhya Pradesh, 1977.
Social activities: Working for the education and uplift of the Scheduled Tribes in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Agriculture, kitchen gardening and public service.
Special interests: Prohibition, Journalism and Writing.
Permanent address: 14, Maharani Laxmibai Marg, Alirajpur, Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh.