DESHMUKH, SHRI K. G., B.A., LL.B., (Cong.) Maharashtra- Amravati—1971, Son of Shri Gulabrao Deshmukh; b. at Takarkheda, March 8, 1922; ed. at Hislop College, Morris College and College of Law, Nagpur; m. Shrimati Ashadevi, June, 18, 1945; 2 s. and 4 d.; Advocate; Adhinayak, Congress Seva Dal, 1946-50; Editor "Sangram" Weekly, 1947-51; Member, (i) Vidarbha Co-operative institute, Amravati, 1949-55, (ii) Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, 1952-57, (iii) Vidarbha P.C.C. and Executive, 1954-60, (iv) Maharashtra P.C.C. and Executive, 1960-62, (v) A.I.C.C. 1954-62, (vi) Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes Scholarship Board, Govt. of India, 1956-60, (vii) Irrigation Commission, Maharashtra, 1958-60, (viii) Divisional Selection Board, Maharashtra, 1962-66, (ix) State Cotton Committee Maharashtra, 1958-62, (x) Governing Body of six Shivaji Colleges run by Shri Shivaji Education Society Amravati, (xi) Indian Cotton Development Council since 1968 (xii) Associate Director on East India Cotton Association, Bombay since 1968, (xiii) Executive Committee Maharashtra, P.C.C. since 1968 and (xiv) A.I.C.C. since 1968, General Secretary, Distt. Congress, Amravati, 1949-52 and its President, 1955-58; Director, Central Co-operative Bank, Amravati, 1950-52; Founder-President, Jagdamba Co-operative Housing Society, Amravati since 1956; President, Distt. Tad Gur Co-operative Society, Amravati, since 1955; Founder-President, Shriram Education Society, Takarkheda; Life-Member, Farmers Forum of India, New Delhi; Secretary, Vidarbha Shetakari Sabha, 1952-62; led Farmers' Delegation to Australia in 1958 under Colombo Plan; Member (i) First Lok Sabha, 1952-57, (ii) Public Accounts Committee, 1954-56 (iii) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62 and (iv) Fourth Lok Sabha 1967-70.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Walking and visiting places of historical importance, music, reading and writing articles.
Books published.—Tukaramachi Rashtragatha.
Travels abroad.—Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Uganda, Kenya, U.K., U.S.A. and France.
Permanent address.—"Gulab Vihar", Rukhmini Nagar, P.O. & Distt, Amravati, Maharashtra.