RAUT, SHRI BHOLA [Congress (I)óBihar, Bagaha (Res. Sch. Castes), 1984] s. of late Shri Harihar Raut; b. at Bettiah, West Champaran District; November 4, 1914; ed. at Zila School, Motihari and G.B.B. College, Muzafarpur; Intermediate; m. Smt. Babuni Devi, 1930; 4 s. and 2 d.; Agriculturist; Member, (i) Congress Committee, Motihari, 1938 and (ii) Executive Committee Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee; Founder of several Harijan Schools in Bihar, Secretary, Bihar State Depressed Classes League, 1938; General Secretary, Bihar State Scavengers Association, 1939-48, Member, Champaran District Board, 1941; Vice-President, Depressed Classes League and Mehtor Mazdoor Sangh, 1950; President, (i) Safai Mazdoor Sangh, 1949-67; and (ii) All India Safai Mazdoor Federation; Treasurer, All India Depressed Classes League, 1951 and its Secretary during 1966-67; Executive Member, All India Harijan Sewak Sangh; Member, (i) Provisional Parliament, 1950-51, (ii) First Lok Sabha, 1952-57, (iii) Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62, (iv) Third Lok Sabha, 1962-67, (v) Fourth Lok Sabha, 1967-70, (vi) Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77, (vii) Seventh Lok Sabha, 1980-84, (viii) various Committees of Parliament from time to time.
Social activities: Active participation in the activities for the betterment of working and living conditions of sweepers and scavengers; constructed 156 houses for sweepers and scavengers in Bettiah under the Centrally sponsored scheme.
Favourite pastime and recreation: Walking, reading and intending social functions.
Special interests: Upliftment of Scheduled Castes and agricultural labour.
Permanent address: Jagjivan Nagar, Bettiah, West Champaran District, Bihar.