MINIMATA AGAM DASS GURU, SHRIMATI, (Cong.) Madhya Pradesh-Janjgir (Res. Sch. Castes)—1971, Daughter of Shri Budharidas Mahant; b. at Sainabagan, District Nawagaon (Assam), March 15, 1916; ed. at Girls School, Nawagon and Raipur; m. late Shri Agam Dass Guru, July 2, 1930; 1 s.; Agriculturist; General Secretary, State Congress Committee; President, (i) Guru Ghasidas Seva Sangh; and (ii) Harijan Education Society; Vice-President, State Depressed Classes League; Secretary, Mahila Mandal, Raipur; Member, (i) Social Welfare Board, Raipur, (ii) District Congress Committee, Raipur; (iii) First Lok Sabha, 1953-57, (iv) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, (v) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67 and (vi) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70.
Social activities.—Harijan uplift, village uplift, preaching against dowry system and child marriage, helping the physically handicapped and the poor, women's education, child welfare, teaching cleanliness to villagers, cooperation, removal of untouchability, establishment of Harijan students' hostels.
Hobbies.—Reading, knitting, embroidery, cooking and gardening.
Favourite pastime and recreation.—Reading, debating and discussion on social and political affairs.
Special interests.—Women's education, child welfare, care of orphans and distressed people.
Permanent address.—Village Khandua, P.O. Simga, District Raipur, Madhya Pradesh.