He was Member of Rajya Sabha for three terms, 10-4-1978 to 9-4-1984, 10-4-1984 to 9-4-1990 and 3-4-2000 to 31-10-2000 from Madhya Pradesh and 1-11-2000 to 20-6-2003 from Chhattisgarh. He was Treasurer of INC Party in Parliament.
He is survived by Shrimati Kamla Manhar, one daughter and one son.
- "Rajya Sabha Members' Biographical Sketches 1952 - 2003" (PDF). Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House, New Delhi.
- "Fifth Lok Sabha - Madhya Pradesh". Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House, New Delhi.