Member Constituent Assembly

Sardar Bhopinder Singh Mann-Member Constituent Assembly

Sardar Bhopinder Singh Mann was one of Sikh representatives in the Indian Constituent Assembly. After partition, his family settled in District Fatehgarh Sahib ( then part of PEPSUand later of Patiala District). Sardar Bhopinder Singh Mann was allotted land in village Barra, G.T. Road Sirhind. Sardar Mann graduated from Government College Lyllalpur( Now in Pakistan) and graduated in law from Law college, Punjab University, Lahore. While in college at Lahore, in collaboration with Prof. I.C. Nanda, a well- known punjabi play wright and the then cultural czar,he was one of the first exponent of 'Bhangra’, the Punjabi folk dance in its present form.

 

 

 

 

He was arrested by the British in 1942 during the Quit India movement and kept interned upto 1945. Late, he was elected a member of the Assembly of the United Punjab at Lahore. The high point of his political career was being a member of the National Constituent Assembly. Being a gifted speaker, he actively participated in the assembly debates. Later, he was the Finance Minister in the Sardar Gian Singh Rarewala ministry of PEPSU.

He was a keen horticulturist and bequeathed one of the best multifruit farm at village Barra. The multifaceted personality passed away in 1993.

 
 
 
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