First Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

SHASTRI, PANDIT ALGU RAI, Cong. [Uttar Pradesh— Azamgarh Distt. (East) cum Ballia Distt. (West)—1952]: S. of late Shri Dwarika Rai; B. Amila, January 29, 1900; ed. at Mission School, Banaras and Kashi Vidyapith; m. Late Shrimati Parmeshwari Devi; 1 D.; Whole-time Political Worker; Life Member, Servants of the People Society and now its Vice-President; Secretary, Meerut D.C.C., 1928—30; Secretary, Delhi P.C.C., 1930—33; Member, A.I.C.C. since 1928; M.L.A. (U.P.), 1937— 52; Member, Senate of the Agra University, 1939—46, Constituent Assembly of India, 1946—50, Transport Committee, Gorakhpur Division, 1946—51 and Finance Committee, Uttar Pradesh, 1946—52; General Secretary, U.P.C.C. since 1950; President, U.P.C.C., since 1951 and U.P. Congress Parliamentary Board since 1952; Member, since 1952, of Rules Committee of the Lok Sabha, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and its Executive and Finance Committees; Member, since 1953, of Planning Advisory Committee, Ghosi Tahsil, Distt. Azamgarh, Delimitation Commission of India, Executive of the Congress Parliamentary Party and Uttar Pradesh Planning Committee.

Club: Jaikrit Club, Azamgarh.

Favourite pastime: Walking and talking.

Publications: "Rigved Rahasya".

Permanent address: Amila Town, Distt. Azamgarh.