ODEDRA, SHRI MALDEVJI M. B.A., LL.B. [Congress (I)óGujarat, Porbandar, 1980] s. of Shri Mandlikji R. Odedra; b. at Fatana Village, Porbandar Taluk, Junagadh District, May 4, 1918; ed. at Bombay University; m. Smt. Valiben Maldevji Odedra, 1940; 4 s. and 3 d.; Lawyer, Political and Social worker; Deputy Minister, 1960-64, and Cabinet Minister for Finance, Forest and Fisheries, 1965-67, Government of Gujarat; Chairman, (i) Sales Tax Inquiry Committee; (ii) Octroi Inquiry Committee; (iii) Industrial Township Committee; (iv) Suicide Inquiry Committee, and (v) Regulated Market Committee, all of Gujarat State Government; Member, (i) Saurashtra Legislative Assembly, 1952, (ii) Bombay Legislative Assembly, 1957, (iii) Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1962 and 1972.
Favourite pastime and recreation : Playing Bridge, sports and games, tourism, farming, etc.
Sports and clubs : Member, Porbandar Sports Club; formerly Chairman, Duleep School of Cricket, Porbandar; also passed four-year course in 'Vyayam'.
Travels abroad : Visited Pakistan for attending ELAFE (FAO) Center on Farm Credit, Land Reforms etc. and studied the problems relating to the same for a month.
Permanent address : Satyanarayan Temple, Porbandar, Gujarat.