BHEESHMA DEV, SHRI M., Congress, [Andhra Prdesh—Nagarkurnool (Res. Sch. Castes)—1977]: s. of Shri M. Survaya; b. at Hyderabad, January 28, 1928; ed. at Punjab University, passed Prabhakar; m. Smt. M. Gayatri Devi, June 1959; 5 s. and 4 d.; Agriculturist; associated with the Congress since 1942; took active part in the freedom struggle of 1942 and in the 1948 movement against the Nizam's regime; participated in Hindi Anaolan in Punjab, 1957 and was sentenced for three months; took part in the Telangana Agitation and was imprisoned for five months; Chairman, (i) Gavdan Bodh Vachanalaya, (ii) Old City Depressed Class Association, and (iii) Shastripur Cooperative Society; President, Navabharat Youth Association; Treasurer, Andhra Pradesh Dalit Jati Sangh; Municipal Councillor, Hyderabad, 1960-70; Member, Standing Committee, Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad, for four years; Deputy Chairman of Works Octroi Committee, Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77; Delegate to the All-India Congress Committee, 1969; attended the Municipal Councillors' Conference in Kerala.
Social activities: Associated with various trade unions and organisations like Huts Union and Office Labour Union.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Music and literature.
Special interests: Social service and spiritualism.
Sports and clubs: Physical exercises, yogasanas and pranayam.
Permanent address: 3-A, M.I.G.H., Santosh Nagar Colony, Saidabad P.O., Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.