8th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

HARPAL SINGH, SHRI, B.A., [Congress (I)—Haryana, Kurukshetra, 1984]  s. of Shri Nand Lal; b. at Bahadur Nagar Farm, Tehsil Okara, District Montgomery (now in Pakistan), October 1, 1929; ed. at Government College, Montgomery and Forman Christian College, Lahore; m. Smt. Santosh Kaur, March, 1952, 3 s. and 1 d.; Agriculturist; Cabinet  Minister, Government of Haryana, March—November, 1967—April 1970—March, 1972, October, 1972-1977, June, 1982—July, 1983 and January—December, 1984;  President (i) Block Congress Committee, 1955- 56 and (ii) Haryana Congress (I) Committee, 1980-82; President Tohana  Cooperative Marketing Society; Member, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, 1967-68, 1968-72, 1972-77 and 1982-84; Member, Public Accounts Committee, 1985-86.

Social activities:  Worked for the upliftment of Kisan, backward classes, Harijans and weaker sections; also worked for furthering the cause of rural education by opening new schools in the village and starting of a college in Tohana.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Sports and Horse Riding and Wild Life observation.

Special interests:  Upliftment of rural poor.

Sports and clubs:  Football—was member of College team.

Permanent address:  Tohana, Hissar District, Haryana.