GENDA SINGH, SHRI, (Cong.) U.P. Padrauna—1971, Son of Shri Madan Gopal Narayan Singh; b. at Village Dumahi, P.O. Barwa Raja Paker, Distt. Deoria, Krishna Paksh of Jyaistha, 1965 (Vikram era); m. Shrimati Sarswati Devi; 3 d.; Agriculturist and Social Worker; was associated with Indian National Congress, 1921-48; was also associated with the Socialist Party and Praja Socialist Party, 1948-April 1964; again joined the Indian National Congress, April 1964; remained in jail as a political prisoner, March 1941—December, 1945; Zonal Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Socialist Party, 1949-52; Member, U.P. Legislative Assembly, 1952—March, 1971; Leader of the Opposition, U.P. Legislative Assembly, 1954-57; Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, U.P., April 1965—March, 1967; visited Germany for a fortnight to study Agriculture and Forests, 1966; Minister for Public Works and Food, U.P., 1967; Minister for Information, U.P., 1970.
Social activities.—Public and social service.
Hobbies.—Reading and development of agriculture.
Special interests.—Study of Sociology.
Permanent address.—Village Dumahi, P.O. Barwa Raja Paker, District Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.