RAJ NARAIN SHRI, B.A., LL.B., Janata, (Uttar Pradesh—Rae Bareli—1977): s. of late Shri Anant Prasad Singh; b. at Motikot village, Varanasi District, March 15, 1917; married; 3 s. and 1 d.; Political and Social worker; previously associated with Samyukta Socialist Party and Bhartiya Lok Dal; imprisoned 58 times for a period totalling about 15 years in connection with students' and socialist movements; Chairman, Socialist Party, 1961; Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1952 and 1957; Member Rajya Sabha, 1966—72 and 1974—76; Minister of Health and Family Welfare since March, 1977.
Special interests: Political and social work, yoga, Indian culture and philosophy.
Sports and clubs: Wrestling.
Travels abroad: Kuwait, U.S.S. R.., Iran, France and Afghanistan.
Permanent address: Motikot Village, Gangapur P.O., Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh.