KUREEL, SHRI BAIJNATH, (Cong.) U.P. Ramsanehighat - (Res. Sch. Castes)—1971, Son of Shri Bhola Nath Kureel; b. at Vill. Lalla Khera, Distt. Rae Bareli, December 15, 1920; ed. at K.D.J. High School, Maurawan, District Unnao and S.D. College, Lahore; m. Shrimati Shanti Devi, 1948; 3 s. and 3 d.; Agriculturist; Member, District Board, Rae Bareli, 1948-49; Naib Tahsildar, 1949-51; President, (i) District Depressed Classes League and (ii) Zila Bhumiheen Khetihar Mazdoor Sangh; Vice-President, (i) Feroze Gandhi College, Rae Bareli and (ii) Jawahar Vidyalaya Inter College, Semri (Rae Bareli); Member, (i) Central Harijan Welfare Board, (ii) U.P.C.C., (iii) P & T Advisory Committee, U.P. Circle, (iv) Executive Committee of the Zila Parishad, Rae Bareli, (v) First Lok Sabha, 1952-57, (vi) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, (vii) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, (viii) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70, (ix) Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha and (x) Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Lok Sabha; Appointed Deputy Minister for Irrigation and Power, Government of India, May, 1971.
Social activities.—Working for the spread of education, abolition of early marriages and eradication of drinking habits among Harijans.
Special interests.—Rural education and uplift of downtrodden people.
Travels abroad.—Burma, Malaysia, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Yemen.
Permanent address.—Gandhi Nagar, Rae Bareli, U.P.