Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


PARIKH, SHRI RASIKLAL, B.Com., (Cong.), Gujarat-Surendranagar—1971, Son of Shri Umedchand Parikh; b. at Limbdi, Saurashtra, May 29, 1910; ed. at Bombay University and London School of Economics and Political Science; Widower; 2 s. and 2 d.; Social Worker; Secretary, Kathiawar Political Conference, 1943-47; Member, Constituent Assembly; Member, Saurashtra Legislative Assembly; Minister for Home, Information and P.W.D., Saurashtra, 1948-50; Minister for Home, Ports, Industry etc., 1950-54; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952; Chief Minister, Saurashtra, 1954-56; Member, Bombay Legislative Assembly; Minister for Revenue, Bombay, 1957-60; Minister for Home and Revenue, Gujarat, 1960-62; Minister for Home and Industry etc., Gujarat, 1962-63; Chairman, (i) Sub-Committee for Social Programmes of N.C.G.C, (ii) National Buildings Construction Corporation, 1969-70, and (iii) Cotton Corporation of India, 1970-71.

Social activities.—Education, removal of Un-touchability, Prohibition and relief work during natural calamities.

Hobbies.—Reading and writing.

Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading and travelling.

Sports and Clubs.—Cricket and tennis; President Saurashtra Cricket Association, 1948-69.

Travels abroad.—U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, U.S.A. and Belgium.

Permanent address.—Limbdi, Saurashtra.