|Sardar Surjit Singh Majithia|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Succeeded by||Gurdial Singh Dhillon|
|Constituency||Tarn Taran Punjab|
|Deputy Minister of Defence|
|Born||8 August 1912|
Shimla, Punjab, British India (now Himachal Pradesh, India)
|Died||27 September 1995 (aged 83)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Sardarni & Kushalpal Kaur|
|Residence||Majithia House, Amritsar, Punjab|
Wing Commander Sardar Surjit Singh Majithia was an Indian politician, diplomat and air force officer. He was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from the Tarn Taran constituency of Punjab as a member of the Indian National Congress.
A member of a Punjab landholding family, Majithia was commissioned a pilot officer in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 8 November 1939, two months after the start of the Second World War. He rose to command a fighter squadron until he left the air force in 1944 to pursue a political career. From 1945 to 1947, he was member of Central Legislative Assembly, served on the Defence Consultative Committee and was principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar. After independence in 1947, he was promoted to honorary wing commander in the (Royal) Indian Air Force and appointed ambassador to the neighboring country of Nepal, where he remained until 1949.
He was also President of Board of Control for Cricket in India and Wrestling Federation of India; Vice-president of National Rifle Association of India and President of All India Tennis Association.
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- Surjit Singh Majithia a Politician, Parliamentarian and Diplomat
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- "Two Honorary Wing Commanders in the RIAF". 17 September 1947. http://pibarchive.nic.in/archive/ArchiveSecondPhase/DEFENCE/1947-AUG-DEC-DEFENCE/PDF/DEF-1947-09-17_009.pdf.
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