Fifth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


NANDA, SHRI GULZARILAL, M.A., LL.B (Cong.) Haryana-Kaithal—1971, Son of Shri Bulaqi Ram Nanda; b. at Sialkot (West Pakistan), July 4, 1898; ed. at Forman Christian College, Lahore and Agra College, Agra; m. Shrimati Lakshmi Devi, February, 1916; 2 s. and 1 d.; joined non-cooperation movement, 1921; actively participated in Labour movement from 1921 onwards; suffered imprisonment for Satyagraha, 1932; Secretary, Textile Labour Association, Ahmedabad, 1922-46; Member, Legislative Assembly, Bombay, 1937-39 and 1947-50; Parliamentary Secretary (Labour & Excise), Bombay Government, 1937-39; Minister for Labour and Housing, Bombay Government, 1947-50; Trustee, Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust; Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, 1950-52 and 1960-63; Chairman, Bharat Sevak Samaj till July, 1965; President, Bharat Sevak Samaj, 1964-65; was Professor of Economics, National College, Bombay; Member, National Planning Committee; Secretary Hindustan Mazdoor Sevak Sangh; Chairman, (i) Bombay Housing Board, 1946-48 and (ii) Standing Committee of the Ahmedabad Municipality, 1940-42; went to Geneva as a delegate to the 30th Session of the International Labour Conference in 1947; worked on Freedom of Association Committee appointed by I.L.C.; largely instrumental in organising in May, 1947, the Indian National Trade Union Congress; appointed a substitute Government Delegate, Asian Regional Conference, 1947; elected Member, Economic Programme Committee of the All India Congress Committee; was Leader of the Indian Delegation to the Colombo Plan Consultative Committee, 1955; President, 4th Session of the I.L.O. Asian Regional Conference, New Delhi, 1957; led the Indian Delegation to the International Labour Conference held at Geneva in 1959; Member, First Lok Sabha, 1952-57, Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62; Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67 and Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70; Minister of Planning and Irrigation and Power, Governmant of India, 1952-57; Minister of Labour & Employment and Planning, 1957-63; Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India, September, 1963—November, 1966 and Minister of Railways, February 18, 1970 to March 17, 1971.

Favourite pastime and recreation.—Music and Satsang.

Special interests.—Social service, Yogic culture and religious studies.

Publications.—1. Some Aspects of Khadi; 2, History of Wage Adjustment in the Ahmedabad Textile Industry; 3. Approach to the Second Five Year Plan; 4. Some Basic Considerations.

Travels abroad.—U.K., Sweden, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Singapore.

Permanent address.—"Sadhna", Xankaria, Maninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujrat.