First Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

DHULEKAR, SHRI RAGHUNATH VINAYAK, M.A., LL.B., Cong. [Uttar Pradesh—Jhansi Distt. (South)—1952]: S. of Pt. Vinayak Ramchandra Dhulekar; B. Jhansi, January 6, 1891; ed. at Presidency College, Calcutta, Government College, Patna, Ewing Christian College, Allahabad and University Law College, Allahabad; m. Shrimati Jankibai, 1912; 6 S. and 4 D.; Zamindar and Printer; Practised Law but gave up practice during Non-Co-operation Movement, 1921; Worked for removal of untouchability, 1924—28; Founded several educational institutions; M.L.A. (U.P.), 1936—40 and 1946— 52; Member, Constituent Assembly of India, 1946—50; Member, Provincial Health Board, U.P. and Board of Sanskrit Studies, U.P.; Founder President, Jhansi Ayurvedic University and Bundelkhand Ayurvedic College, Jhansi; Vice-Chairman, Jhansi Municipality; Chairman, Board of Indian Medicine, U.P.; Convener, Finance Committee, Government of U.P.; Editor, 'Matribhumi', 'Utsah' and 'Free India' for several years; Member, U.P.C.C. and A.I.C.C. several times; Chairman, Reception Committee, Provincial Political Conference of Congress, 1928; Secretary, U.P.P.C.C., 1921—24; Underwent various terms of imprisonment for participating in Congress Movements.

Accomplishment in Arts and Science: Drawing—pencil work, and special knowledge of Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali and Persian.

Hobbies: Journalism and writing Hindi Poetry. 

Special interest: Advancement of Ayurvedic Science. 

Recreation: Walking and Tennis.

Publications: "Dominion Status vs. Independence" in English, "Council Sudhar" in Hindi, "Hindi Year Book" from 1929 to 1942.

Permanent address: Annapurna Bhawan, 40, Toria Narsingh Rao, Jhansi.