First Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

AKARPURI, SARDAR TEJA SINGH, Cong. (Punjab— Gurdaspur—1952): S. of Sardar Pala Singh; B. Akarpura (Distt. Gurdaspur), July 22, 1894; ed. at Khalsa Collegiate School, Amritsar and A.L.O.E. High School, Batala; m. Shrimati Dalip Kaur, 1912; 2 S. and 2 D.; Agriculturist; Jathedar, Sri Akali Takhat Sahib, Amritsar, 1921—23 and 1926—29; Vice-President, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar, 1930-31; President, Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Sri Nankana Sahib, 1935—38; President, Shiromani Akali Dal, 1941; Member, Managing Committee, S. N. College, Qadian; President, Managing Committee, Khalsa High School, Batala and Teja Kalan; Member, Rehabilitation Board, Punjab; President, Punchayat, Akarpura; Member, Social Club, Pilibhit, U.P.; Imprisoned from August, 1923 to November, 1926 in a political conspiracy case; Imprisoned also in 1930 and in 1942 during the Quit India Movement.

Special interest: Agriculture, Prohibition, Education, Rural Sanitation and Village Uplift work.

Permanent address: Village Akarpura, P.O; Mirzajan Distt. Gurdaspur (Punjab).