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Sardar Surjit Singh Majithia
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

In office
Succeeded by Gurdial Singh Dhillon
Constituency Tarn Taran Punjab
Deputy Minister of Defence

In office
Personal details
Born (1912-08-08)8 August 1912
Shimla, Punjab, British India (now Himachal Pradesh, India)
Died 27 September 1995(1995-09-27) (aged 83)
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sardarni & Kushalpal Kaur
Children 3 Sons
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.[1][2][3]

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.[4] He rose to command a fighter squadron until he left the air force in 1944 to pursue a political career.[5] From 1945 to 1947, he was member of Central Legislative Assembly, served on the Defence Consultative Committee and was principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar.[5] 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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