DAS, SHRI BASANTA KUMAR, Cong., (West Bengal—Contai—1962): S. of late Shri Indra Narayan Das; B. Village Ramchan, Distt. Midnapur, 1898; ed. at Presidency College, Calcutta; m. Shrimati Tarangini Das, 1918; 5 S. and 1 D.; Agriculturist; Member of one of the revolutionary parties of Bengal in, student life; joined Congress in 1921; Suffered imprisonment in 1916, 1921, 1930, 1932, 1934 and 1942; Secretary, Midnapur D.C.C.; Asstt. Secretary, Bengal P.C.C.; Secretary, Central Council for Civil Disobedience, Bengal; Member, Indian Central Jute Committee; Chairman, Rehabilitation Finance Administration Advisory Board; leader, Agricultural Delegation to U.S.S.R., 1956; Member, Constituent Assembly, Provisional Parliament, 1950—52, and First Lok Sabha, 1952—57; M.L.C., West Bengal, 1958—62.
Social activities: President, Seva Sangh, Contai, Subhas-Silpa-Bharati, Shree-Bharati and Ayurveda Sewak Sangh; President and Secretary of several educational institutions.
Special interest: Educational and other constructive activities.
Travels abroad: U.S.S.R., Denmark, U.K., France, Switzerland and Italy.
Permanent address: P.O. Contai, Distt. Midnapur, West Bengal.
[Voting results at the Election:
Shri B. K. Das . . 1,87,548
Shri P. C. Ghose . . 1,02,140
Shri Pulin Sen . . 33,345].