Rajabhoj , Shri Pandurang Nathuji
Party Name : Scheduled Castes Federation
Constituency : Sholapur-SC
State : Bombay
Member Experience : Elected to Loksabha
Last Loksabha Attended : 1
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RAJABHOJ, SHRI PANDURANG NATHUJI, Scheduled Castes Federation [Bombay—Sholapur (Reserved—Sch. Castes)—1952]: S. of Shri Nathuji Rajabhoj; B. Kanashi, District Nasik,March 15, 1905; ed. at Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya, Poona and Maharashtra Education Society's High School, Poona; m. Shrimati Rukminibai, 1919; 2 S. and 2 D.; Journalist and agriculturist; Left Government Service in Revenue Department, Bombay, in 1925 and started work for the uplift of Backward Classes; Elected to the Poona City Municipality in 1927 and nominated member, Poona Distt. Local Board; Editor,Marathi Weekly "Dalit Bandhu" since 1928; Edited English Weekly "Indian States" for two years, and "Samala" since 1954; Member, Indian National Congress, 1930 to 1934; Represented the depressed classes on the Franchise Committe at the time of the Simon Commission; General Secretary, All India Depressed Classes League, 1935—37;Signatory to the "Poona Pact"; Led the Satyagrah movement of the Scheduled Castes in Poona, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and suffered imprisonment in Jubbulpore and Lucknow; Launched the Parvati Temple Entry; Satyagraha in Poona; Suffered imprisonment in Nasik Kalaram Temple Entry Satyagraha; Took part in Mahad Tank Satyagraha movement; General Secretary, All India Scheduled Castes Federation, 1942—55; Attended "Simla Conference" as a representative of the Scheduled Castes Propaganda Officer, National War Front; Honorary Assistant Recruiting Officer for Marathi Speaking districts of Bombay State during the Second Great War for one year and for Bombay and Madhya Pradesh in 1948; Toured Noakhali and Tipara (East Bengal) at the time of Mahatma Gandhi's March; Conducted Boarding Houses for boys and girls in Poona; Was a Working Committee Member, All-India Depressed Classes Association; Ex-Member, Backward Classes Board, Bombay State; Vice-President, Depressed Classes Mission Society of India; President, Indian Budhist Society and President, Bharat Dalit Sevak Sangh (The Servants of Indian Depressed Classes Society); Attended the Second World Budhist Conference at Tokyo in 1952. Travels: Switzerland, West Germany, Holland, England, France, Turkey and U.S.A. (1954-1955). Hobbies: Reading and collection of literature about Backward Classes and Budhism. Special interest: Labour, Local Self-Government, Scheduled Castes, Agriculture and Budhism. Publications: "Lashkari Pesha" (Marathi); Pamphlets in Marathi on "Budhism"; Translation of Dr. Ambedkar's books. Permanent address: 207, Ghorpade Path, Poona—2.