SHRI SHANTILAL R. SHAH
Born at Nadiad (District Kaira) on 28-4-1914
Merit Scholarship for parsing Matriculation Examination as first in the centre. B.A. (Hons) with Economics and Politics — 1936 Secured Gaurishanker Oza Gold Medal during his college education. Worked as Fellow in Bhavnagar Shamaldas College for two years.
Took training under the training scheme of Gandhi Majoor Sevak Sangh and joined the Textile Labour Association in 1938.
Services lent to Prohibition Department of Government of Bombay and he also undertook labour welfare activities conducted by the Labour Welfare Department of the Goveinment.
Resumed his work in T.L.A. in 1950.
General Secretary of T.L.A. since December 1972
Municipal Councillor elected in 1961 Elected to Gujarat State Assembly in 1967
Minister for Labour, Social Welfare, Prohibition and Housing, Rehabilitation and Transport of Government of Gujarat — 1967 to 1971.