8th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

JADEJA, SHRI DAULATSINHJI PRATAPSINHJT, B.A., [Congress (I)—Gujarat, Jamnagar, 1984]  s. of Major-General Maharaj Shri Pratapsinhji; b. at Jamnagar, April 3, 1935; ed. at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and D. G. Rural College, Aliabada; m. Smt. Shan Kumari; 2 s. and 1 d.; Agriculturist; President, Jamnagar District Congress Committee, 1977-83; District Office-bearer of Youth Congress; Chairman, National Shipping Board; President, (i) Young Farmers' Association Students Union, (ii) Indo-Soviet Cultural Society, (iii) Indian Society for Latin America and (iv) Consumers Society of India; Vice-President, Indian Institute for Non-Aligned Studies; Vice-Chairman, Indian Society for Wild Life Preservation, Delhi Branch; Secretary-General, Indian Society for Latin America 1972-76; Director, (i) Gujarat State Land Development and Mortgage Bank Ltd., 1969-72, (ii) Shree Digvijay Woollen Mills Ltd., 1973-76, (iii) Gujarat Cooperative Oil Seeds Growers Federation, 1979-84 and (iv) Gujarat Tourism Corporation Ltd.; Joint Convenor, Indo-German Parliamentary Group; Member, Jamnagar Borough Municipality, 1957-61; Vice-President, (i) Jamnagar Borough Municipality, 1959-61 and (ii) Jamnagar Taluka Panchayat  1962-66; President, (i) Jamnagar District Panchayat, 1968-71 and (ii) Saurashtra Cricket Association, 1969-72; Member, (i) Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1977—January 1980 and (ii) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77; Convenor, Congress Party in Parliament Standing Committee on (i) Panchayats and Cooperative, 1971-72, (ii) Tourism and Civil Aviation, 1972-73, (iii) Gujarat State, 1973-74 and (iv) External Affairs, 1974-75; Treasurer, Congress Party in Parliament, 1975-76; Member, Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84; Member, (i) Indian Delegation to III UNCTAD held at Santiago, Chile, 1972, (ii) Parliamentary Delegation to U.K., 1974 and Australia, 1975 and (iii) MPEDA Delegation to Western Europe, 1976.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Meeting people.

Special interests:  Social work, travelling and games.

Publications:  "India Draws Closer to Latin America".

Sports and clubs:  Cricket, Tennis and Golf; represented Saurashtra in All India Cooch Behar Trophy (Cricket), 1949-52; Member, Indian Golf Union.

Travels abroad:  70 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, America and Latin America.

Permanent address:  Sajjan Niwas, Bedi Road, Jamnagar, Gujarat.