VAIRVLE, SHRI MADHUSUDAN, B.A., LL.B. [Congress (I)óMaharahtra, Akola, 1984] s. of Shri Atmaram Vairale; b. at Akola, November 11, 1928; ed. at S. A. College, Akola and University Law College, Nagpur; m. Smt. Vijaya Vairale, June 29, 1954; 1 s. and 1 d.; Advocate, Writer, Journalist and Social Worker; was imprisoned for 3-4 times during the 'Quit India Movement' for 1 1\2 years; Deputy Minister and Cabinet Minister, Government of Maharashtra, 1960-72 during which period handled Departments of Agriculture, Irrigation and Power, Social Welfare, Tourism and Public Works; General Secretary, (i) Madhya Pradesh Students Congress, 1948, (ii) Madhya Pradesh Youth Congress, 1950 and (iii) Vidarbha Pradesh Congress; Vice-President, Vidarbha Pradesh Congress Committee; Member of All India Congress Committee since 1960; President, Cultural Forum, Bombay; Chairman, (i) India International, Bombay, 1972-80 and (ii) Maharashtra United Nations Association; Vice-Chairman, Indian Federation of United Nations Association; Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, 1957-75; General Secretary, State Congress (I) Legislature Party, 1957-60; Member, Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84; Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings, 1981-82, 1982-83 and 1983-84; Member of the Indian Youth Delegation to Russia, China and Vietnam, 1957; Attended Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference at U.K.; Leader of the Indian Tourism Delegation of the Government of India to U.S.A., Canada, U.K.; went to North Korea as a delegate of the Indian National Congress; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference held in Togo in 1985; Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House, 1985-86.
Social activities: Connected with several literary and cultural activities; was Chairman, Reception Committee of All India Marathi Literature Conference at Akola, and also Chairman, Reception Committee of All India Marathi Natya Sammelan at Akola.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Reading and writing.
Publications: Has written several short stories and other articles: was Sub-Editor 'Matribhumi, Akola and Founder Edito Daily 'Shiva-shakt.' Akola; Editor, Mohar Marathi Diwali Annual; Founder Editor, Marathi Daily 'Deshonnati'.
Sports and clubs: Ex-Chairman and presently Executive Member, National Sports Club of India, Bombay.
Travels abroad: U.K., U.S.A., Canadam, Europe, U.S.S.R., China, Vietnam, North Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Nigeria, Togo, Egypt and U.A.E.
Permanent address: (i) 71, Ninath Court, First Floor, S.P. Road, Worli, Bombay-400025 and (ii) "Chandrakiran", Civil Lines, Akola-444 001.