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Shri Jitendra Prasada

Senior Congress leader and an Old Sherwoodian Jitendra Prasada, who suffered a massive brain haemorrhage a week ago, died in New Delhi on 16th. January 2001 at 12:15 am following a cardiac arrest. During his stay in hospital several senior leaders, including President K.R. Narayanan and Congress president Sonia Gandhi called on him. He came sharply into the public gaze when he tried to swim against the tide by challenging the leadership of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

B.Sc.(Agriculture); I.N.C. (Uttar Pradesh); 
Son of Kunwar Jyoti Prasada and Shrimati Pamela Devi; 
Born at Lucknow, November 12, 1938; 
Educated. at (i) Sherwood College, Nainital, (ii) Colvin Taluqdars College, Lucknow and (iii) Agricultural Institute, Allahabad; 
Married to Shrimati Kanta Prasada, January 27, 1973;

Agriculturist; President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee since January 5, 1995; Vice-President, AICC, June, 1997 to April, 1998; Chairman, Co-operative Bank, Shahjahanpur; Vice-Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary Celebration Committee, Cabinet Secretariat; General Secretary, AICC, 1985; Political Secretary to (i) Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Congress President and (ii) Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, Congress President; Member, (i) Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, 1970-71, (ii) 5th Lok Sabha, 1971-77, (iii) 7th Lok Sabha, 1980-84, (iv) 8th Lok Sabha, 1984-89, (v) Indian Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, 1983, (vi) Congress Working Committee, 1992 and 1997, (vii) Estimates Committee, 1980-82, (viii) Committee of Privileges, 1994-96, (ix) Committee on Home Affairs, 1995-97, (x) Committee on Commerce, (xi) Committee on Public Undertakings and (xii) Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce; elected to the Rajya Sabha in April, 1994. 

Special interest : Upliftment of the poor. 

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