8th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

SINGH, SHRI SHANKAR DAYAL [Congress (I)—Bihar, Dhanbad, 1984]  s. of late Shri Radha Sharan Singh; b. at Sitabadiyara Village, Chhapara District, December 24, 1925; Under-Matric; m. Smt. Chhatrapati Debi; 2 s. and 5 d.; Political and Social Worker; previously associated with Bharatiya Kranti Dal; Cabinet Minister, Government of Bihar, for (i) Health and Family Planning, June-July, 1969 and February-December, 1970, (ii) Health, Family Planning, Jails and Reforms, December, 1970—June, 1971, (iii) Without Portfolio, November, 1973—April, 1974, (iv) Food, Civil Supplies, Commerce and Housing, June, 1980—August, 1981, (v) Rural Reconstruction and Panchayati Raj, August, 1981—May, 1982 and (vi) Road Construction and Transport, May, 1982—February, 1983; President, Bharatiya Kranti Dal, Bihar  State, January 1970—November, 1971; President, District Council, Dhanbad , 1965-76; Chairman, Bihar State Sugar Development Corporation, 1975-77; Member, (i) Bihar Legislative Council, 1968-72 and (ii) Bihar Legislative Assembly, 1972-85.

Social activities:  Establishment and running of several educational institutions in Dhanbad and Chhapara District.

Permanent address:  Polytechnic Road, Dhanbad, Bihar.