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MANDAL, SHRI DHANIK LAL, M.A., LL.B. [Janata (S)óBihar Jhanjharpur, 1980] s. of Shri b. L. Mandal: b. at Belha Village, Darbhanga District, March 1932; ed. at Northbrook District School, Darbhanga, Mithila College, Darbhanga, and Allahabad University; m. Smt. Noonoo Devi; 2 s. and 1 d.: Political worker and Agriculturist; previously associated with Socialist Party and Samyukta Socialist Party; remained underground during Emergency, 1975-77; Minister of State, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, 1977-79; State Secretary, Socialist Party, Bihar, 1957-58; Secretary, Central Parliamentary Board, 1959-60; General Secretary, Socialist Party, 1960-61; Joint Secretary, Samyukta Socialist Party, 1964-66; Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly, 1967-74: resigned Membership of Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1974; Speaker, Bihar Legislative Assembly, 1967-69; Member, Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-79, and Member, Rules Committee,
Social activities: Worked for organising 'Remove English and Casteism" Conference; also worked for bringing about reforms in education and social customs.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Observing the nature.
Special interests: Taking part in discussions.
Permanent address: Belha Village, Brahmapur P.O., via Ghonghar Diha, Madhubani District, Bihar.