DEO, SHRI SHANKAR NARAYAN SINGH, B.A., (Cong.) West Bengal-Bankura—1971, Son of Shri Shib Narayan Singh Deo; b. at Vill. Kashipur, Distt. Manbhum (Bihar) now Purulia District in West Bengal, 1922; ed. at Purulia Zila School, G. D. Lang Institution, Raghunathpur, Patna College, Patna, Bangabasi College, Calcutta and Bankura Christian College, Bankura; m. Smt. Naraini Devi; 3 s.; Farming; Member, (i) B.P.C.C, 1952-56 and (ii) W.B.P.C.C. 1957-71; General Secretary, Purulia Zila Panchayat Parishad, 1952-57; Member (i) Purulia Development Board, 1957-62, (ii) West Bengal Forest Advisory Committee, 1957-62, and (iii) Regional Transport Authority, Purulia, 1957-62; Chairman, Purulia Zila Parishad, 1967-68; Member, (i) Bihar Legislative Council, 1952-56, (ii) West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 1957-62, 1962-66 and 1967-68; Assistant Government Whip and Parliamentary Secretary incharge of Public Health, Agriculture and Food-production, 1957-62; Assistant Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party, 1962-66.
Social activities.—Closely connected with development of District Manbhum (now Purulia) in the field of agriculture and education; also closely associated with the socio-cultural activities of the District; Founder President "Shib Narayan" S. M. School; Secretary, Panchakote Raj H. S. School and President, Raghunathpur College in Distt. Purulia; has worked for the social uplift of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; also worked for the rehabilitation of displaced persons from Panchat Dam (D.V.C.); connected with a number of educational and welfare institutions in West Bengal.
Hobbies.—Shooting and big game hunting.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Seeing places of historical importance, music and drama.
Special interests.—Modern methods of farming and study of literature.
Publications.—Written articles on young generation and social problems.
Sports and Clubs.—Badminton, Football, Founder, Panchakote Raj Club, Kashipur.
Permanent address.—P.O. Panchakote-Raj, Distt. Purulia, West Bengal.