Mohan Swarup

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Mohan Swarup
Member of Indian Parliament
In office
1957–1977
Lok Sabha 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Preceded by Mukund Lal Agrawal
Succeeded by Md Shamsul Hasan Khan
Constituency Pilibhit
Personal details
Born (1918-02-18)18 February 1918
Village Sahora, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh
Died 15 June 1978(1978-06-15) (aged 60)
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Shanti Devi
Children 4 sons and 2 daughters
Residence Pilibhit

Mohan Swarup (18 February 1918 - 15 June 1978[1] ) was Member of Parliament in the second (1957), third (1962), and fourth (1967) Lok Sabha on Praja Socialist Party's ticket and again in fifth Lok Sabha (1971–77) as a member of Congress Party from Pilibhit Constituency. In 1977, he contested the seat again on Indian National Congress's ticket but lost to Janata Party in the anti-Indira wave. Swarup was son of Kuwar Shambhu Shai, a prominent freedom fighter and social worker from Sahora village.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Mohan Swarup was educated at Bareilly College, in Bareilly and married Shanti Devi in May 1940 at the age of 22. The couple had four sons and two daughters.[2]

Career[edit]

Swarup was associated with the Praja Socialist Party (PSP) until 1970. He held various posts and committee memberships.[2]

Positions held[edit]

  • District Board, Bareilly
  • Zila Parishad, Bareilly
  • District Bhoodan Samiti, Bareilly
  • Managing Committee, Kr. Dhakan Lal Vidya Mandir College, Sahora, Bareilly
  • Bharat Sewak Samaj, Bareilly
  • National Railway Users' Consultative Committee
  • Goodwill Mission to Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria
  • Pradhan, Gram Sabha, Sahora, Bareilly
  • Sarpanch, Nyaya Panchayat, Sahora, Bareilly
  • District Secretary, P.S.P., Bareilly
  • President, P. & T. Employees Union, Pilibhit
  • Secretary, All India Caterers' Union
  • Public Accounts Committee
  • Estimates Committee
  • Consultative Committee for Works and Housing

He was elected as the second Member of Parliament from Pilibhit Constituency with 50.54% votes as a PSP member, defeating a rival from the Indian National Congress (INC) who got 34.86% of the vote in the 1957 general election.[citation needed]

He was elected again from the constituency with 29.62% of the vote, defeated the INC contender's 27.42% in the 1962 general election.[citation needed]

He was re-elected in the 1967 general election with 28.24% vote, still as a PSP representative from Pilibhit, defeated his rival from the INC, who got 24.26% votes.[citation needed]

In the 1972 general election, he contested as an INC candidate in Pilibhit and won the seat with 38.96% votes and defeated his nearest contestant who was from Indian National Congress and received only 29.37% votes.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Personal life[edit]

Swarup travelled widely around the world to learn new ideas. He was also interested in shooting, swimming, horse-riding, painting, writing and photography.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian Parliamentary Companion: Who's who of Members of Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Secretariat. 2003. p. 323. 
  2. ^ a b c d Fifth Lok Sabha: Members Bioprofile Members Biodata.