Third Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

MUSAFIR, SARDAR GURMUKH SINGH, Cong., (Punjab—Amritsar—1962):  S. of Sardar Sujan Singh; B. Udhowal, Distt. Cambelpur (West Pakistan); January, 1899; ed. at District Board School, Udhowal, Normal School, Rawalpindi and Training College, Sargodha; m. Shrimati Ranjit Kaur, 1912; 5 S. and 2 D.; Journalist and educationist: Member, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (1922—42); Secretary, Sikh Missionary Society (1923-25); General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, 1926; Jathedar, Akal Takht, Amritsar (1929—31); Member, A.I.C.C., since 1930; Member, Working Committee, P.P.C.C., 1930; Vice-President, Amritsar District Congress; Secretary-General, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (1936-37); Secretary, Central Sikh League; President and Chairman of many leading Punjabi Societies and institutions; Member, Constituent Assembly of India (1947—50); Member, Steering Committee, Constituent Assembly of India; Member, All India Language Experts Council; Member, Executive Committee of Congress Party in Parliament; President, Provincial Congress (June 1948—50) and again since 1952; Member, Provisional Parliament (1950—52); Member, First Lok Sabha 1952—57; Nominated Member Rehabilitation Finance Administration; Member, Central Advisory Board for Railways; Trustee, Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Trust and Chairman of its Managing Committees; Served on the Managing Committee of Duffrerin Institute; Member, Standing Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs; Member, Advisory Committee on Compensation; Member, Court of University of Delhi; Chief Editor, 'The Akali' before partition; Chairman, Reception Committee, 61st Session of Indian National Congress at Amritsar; Took part and suffered imprisonment in almost all the Congress movements; Was associated with Akali Party before 1930, Member, Second Lok Sabha 1957—62.

Accomplishments in letters, art and science:  Honoured by PEPSU Govt. as 'Punjabi Poet of the year 1955'.

Social activities:  Promoting literacy among the people. 

Hobbies:  Travelling and Poetry.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Writing Punjabi poetry.

Special interests:  Hindu-Muslim unity, Creating better understanding between Hindus and Sikhs and uplift of Harijans.

Sports and clubs:  Cricket; Member, Chelmsford Club, New Delhi.

Travels abroad:  Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Switzerland, Egypt, U.K., Soviet Union, Japan and Bangkok.

Publications:  Poetry—Sabar-de-ban, Prem Ban, Jivan Pandh, Tute Khamb and Musafiriyan.

Short stories—Vakhri Duniya, Sasta Tamasha, Sabha Achha, Vapiriyan, Chonwin, Baghi General (History of Azad Hind Army), Ahlne de bot, Kandhan Bol Paian.

Translation:  Gandhi Gita from Gujerati into Punjabi, Anand Marag from English to Punjabi.

Permanent address:  Ranjit Pura, P.O. Khalsa College, Amritsar.

[Voting results at the Election:

Electorate:  4,57,369

Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir                          . .                1,25,033

Shri Narinder Singh                                        . .                 1,10,617

Shri Krishan Lal                                              . .                    67,849

Shri Baldev Dutt                                             . .                      6,987

Shri Ram Nath Kalia                                        . .                      4,040].