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 Hon'ble Governor of Bihar - Sardar Buta Singh

Father's Name:Late Sardar Bir Singh
Mother's Name:Sardarni Beant Singh
Date of Birth:21st March, 1934.
Place of Birth:Village - Mustafapur, District - Jalandhar, State - Punjab.
Marital Status :Married.
Date of Marriage:24th February, 1964.
Spouse's Name:Late Smt. Manjit Kaur.
No. of Sons :Two
No. of Daughters: One
Educational :B.A. (Hons), Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab
Qualifications M.A., Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  Ph.D., Bundelkhand University, Jhansi.
Profession:Politician/Social Worker/Agriculturist and Journalist.
Permanent Address  :Village+PO - Jallowal, District - Jalandhar, Punjab - 144 001.
Present Address:9, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003. Tel: (011)-24699797, 24653394. Fax: (011)-24603331.
Positions Held   
1962:Elected to 3rd Lok Sabha.
1966-68 :Member, Public Accounts Committee.
1967:Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1971:Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha (3rd term).

Chairman, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

1973-74: Convenor, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [AICC(I)], Harijan Cell.
1974-76:Union Deputy Minister, Railways.
1976-77:Union Deputy Minister, Commerce.
1978-80:General-Secretary, AICC(I).
1980:Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha (4th term).
1980-82: Union Minister of State, Shipping and Transport.
1982:Union Minister of State, Supply and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge).
1982-83:Union Minister of State, Supply and Sports (Independent Charge).
1983-84:Union Cabinet Minister, Parliamentary Affairs, Sports and Works and Housing.
1984:Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (5th term).
1984-85:Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture and Rural Development.
1985-86:Union Cabinet Minister, Agriculture.
1986-89:Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs.
1991:Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (6th term).
1994-95:Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Defence.
1995-96:Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution.
1998:Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (7th term).
Mar-Apr'1998:Union Cabinet Minister, Communications.
1998-99:Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation and Member, Committee on Finance.
1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (8th term).
1999-2000:Member, Committee of Privileges and Member, Committee on Communications.
1999-2001:Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
2002-2003:Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Room No.-51, Parliament House, New Delhi.
Books Published
"Punjabi Speaking State - A Critical Analysis" and a collection of articles on Punjabi Literature and Sikh History.
Special Interests
Service of the socially and economically depressed people, National Integration and Religious Studies.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, Writing articles on Harijan problems, and working for the upliftment of agricultural labour.
Sports and Clubs
Swimming, Shooting, Hiking.
Vice-President, Asian Amateur Athletics Association, 1979.
President, Amateur Athletics Federation of India, 1976-84 and its Life President since 1984.
Chairman and Chief Coordinator, Special Organising Committee, IX Asian Games, 1982.
Countries Visited
Widely travelled and Member of:
Indian Delegation to the World Food Congress, the Hague, 1969.
Indian Delegation to the United Nations, 1972-73.
Other Information
Associated with Shiromani Akali Dal, 1962.
All India Confederation of Farmers' Association, Punjab, 1969-70.
Dr B R Ambedkar All India Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi.
Bharat Ekta Andolan, 1991; Chairman, World Centre for the Unity of Man, 1991.
Organising Secretary of the Rural Labour Federation, 1974; and Convenor, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Centenary Celebrations Committee constituted under the auspices of Indian Parliamentary Group by the Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, 1991.
National Small Savings Committee, 1973-74.
Senate, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1974-80.
Senate, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.

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