SARKAR , SHRI SAKTI KUMAR, B. Com., M.A., Janata, [West Bengal—Joyanagar—(Res. Sch. Castes)— 1977]: s. of late Dr. Satya Kumar Sarkar; b. at Hotar Village, 24 Parganas District, 1930; ed. at Calcutta University, National Institute of Community Development, Mussoorie, and R. K. Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta; Unmarried; Agriculturist; and Pisciculturist; previously associated with Praja Socialist Party; Congress; Bangla Congress; General Secretary, 24 Parganas District Bangla Congress Committee, rounder, Pashchim Bunga Krishak Samaj (a Political Party); Convenor, West Bengal State Congress Parliamentary Party and Congress Parliamentary Standing Committee on Planning; Member, Central Board of Fisheries, Government of India for four years; Member, (i) Freedom from Hunger Campaign Committee, (ii) Eastern Railway Users' Committee of West Bengal; Post Warden, Civil Defence, 24 Parganas since inception; Founder Secretary, Parliamentary Forum for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, New Delhi; Founder member, Governing Body, Dakshin Barasat D. C. Halder College; ex-President of various schools; Member, Legislative Assembly, West Bengal, 1962—67; Member (i) Public Accounts Committee of State Legislature, (ii) Joint Select Committee on Calcutta University Bill and Excise Amendment Bill; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77; Member, (i) Committee on Government Assurances, Lok Sabha, (ii) Convener-member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, (iii) Select Committee on Adoption of Children Bill, (iv) Select Committee on National Library Bill.
Social activities: Serving people as a Principal Director, Institute of Applied Humanities, through research, and extension service.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Interest in theatre; Drama acting; music; ballet and direction.
Special interests: Socio-political and Socio-economic Research; Intensive Study of Agriculture, Horticulture and Pisciculture.
Publications: Published book "Land Reforms", "Land Problems", "Planning and Food"; Contributing articles in 10 newspapers and periodicals.
Travels abroad: Visited Taiwan, Hongkong, Bangkok.
Permanent address: Garfa Village; P.O. Haltu, 24 Parganas District, West Bengal.