RANA, SHRI MANSINIHI BHASAHEB, B.A., Bar-at-Law (Cong.) Gujarat-Broach—1971, Son of Sardar Bhasaheb Raisinhji; b. at Kervada, Distt. Broach, March 10, 1904; ed, at Gujarat College, Ahmedabad, Government Law College, Poona and Middle Temple, London, also at Agriculture College, Poona, College of Estate Management London (Short Course), m. Rani Saheb Rajrani May 12, 1926; 2 s. and 3 d.; Landlord, agriculturist and advocate; President Taluka Panchayat Vagra, 1935-38; Chairman and Trustee, Vagra Education Trust; Honorary Magistrate, 1st Class, Broach, Vagra, 1938-39; Trustee, Sir David Sassoon Trust, Bombay, 1940-44; Major Commander Bombay Civil Pioneer Force, 1942-45; Chairman, Vagra Taluka Nurses' Association; Member (i) Broach District Local Board and (ii) Bombay Civil Supplies Committee; Member, Legislative Assembly, Bombay, 1946-52 and 1956-60 and Gujarat, 1962-67; Speaker, Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1960-62; represented Gujarat Branch at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference held in London and represented all the State Branches on its Executive Council in September 1960; President Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Gujarat Branch, 1960-62; Honorary Officer, Gram Raksha Dal, Broach District; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha 1967-70; nominated on Panel of Chairmen; Member, (i) Joint Committee on the Judges' (Inquiry) Bill, (ii) Joint Committee on the Constitution (Twenty-Third Amendment Bill (creation of autonomous State of Meghalaya). (iii) Joint Committee on Lokpal and Lokayukt Bill; Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings, 1969-70 and 1971-72.
Social activities.—Donated 400 acres of land for Bhoodan; Remitted Rs. 1 lakh of debt of his farmers; Life Member, Farmers' Forum of India, Delhi; Founder President, Rotary Club of Broach; Founder Member of the National Rifle Association of India; President, Vagra and Kerwada Rifle Club; Vice-President, Gujarat Rifle Association and Broach District Rifle Association; President, Gujarat and South India Landholders Association; Member, Bombay Prohibition and Aftercare Association.
Hobbies.—Bridge, motoring and Shikar.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Rifle Clubs and Rifle shooting.
Special interests.—Agriculture, physical training and games.
Books published.—(i) Rifle Shooting (ii) Archery (Gujarati).
Sports and Clubs.—Led School and College cricket, hockey, football, tennis and other Sports Teams; Champion, Wrestling and "Clay Pigeon''; He was Clay Pigeon champion of Gujarat 1956 & 1958 and 22 Rifle Champion of Gujarat in 1963; President, Broach District Cricket Association; President, Rotary Club of Broach for two years; as honorary Gram Rakshak Dal Officer, of Broach organised dozens of Rifle Clubs in Gujarat.
Travels abroad.—Europe, including the United Kingdom, Japan and several other countries.
Permanent address.—Kerwada, Vagra Taluka, Broach District, Gujarat State.