GIRI, SHRI V. SHANKER, (Cong.) Madhya Pradesh-Damoh—1971, Son of Shri V. V. Giri; b. at Berhampur, Distt. Ganjam, Orissa, August 9, 1930; m. Smt. Yamuna V. Giri; 2 s.; Mechanical Engineer; Specialist in Automobile Engineering and qualified in Industrial Adminstration from Birmingham in U.K., also trained abroad in Production of films and specialized in Audio Visual Publicity; Technical Consultant; was Honorary Personal Secretary of Shri V. V. Giri, formerly-Governor of Kerala and Mysore Vice-President arid now President, 1960-71; in augurated "Santhi Stupa" at Nagasaki, Japan in August, 1970.
Social activities.—Interested in civic affairs especially in keeping city clean drives.
Hobbies.—Reading and story writing for films.
Special interests.—Direction of feature and documentary films (especially Travalouges Documentary).
Travels abroad.—U.K., Europe, U.S.S.R., and Japan.
Permanent address.—North, T. Nagar, Madras 17.