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Birth Place Party Name Positions Held No of Children Social and Cultural Activities Literary Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests Date of Birth Books Published Maritial Status Other Information Present Address Name Educational Qualifications Countries Visited Freedom Fighter Email id url Spouse Name Profession Mothers Name State Name Sports Clubs Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Permanent Address Fathers Name
Village-Luhsana, Distt. Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party 2002-2007 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly Oct. 2003-Aug. 2004 Minister of State, Government of Uttar Pradesh May 2008-June 2010 Chairman, U.P. Seed Development Corporation, Government of Uttar Pradesh (State Minister rank) July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture one Daughter One Son 01/01/1953 Married On 1 March 1978 101, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : Mobile : 9013181620 Shri Rajpal Singh Saini Graduate Educated at D.A.V. Inter College Budhana, Muzaffarnagar, Shri Chandan Lal National Inter College, Kandhla and S.D. Degree College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2165 Shrimati Usha Singh Agriculturist/Farmer Shrimati Kishan Devi Uttar Pradesh 145, Deo Puram,Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.Telephone : {0131}2411620, Mobile: 09412210620 Shri Nakli Singh
Tura, Distt. West Garo Hills (Meghalaya) Nationalist Congress Party 1999-2003 Chairman, Tura Municipal Board 2000-2004 Member, Railways Consultative Committee April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008-May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes June 2008 - Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Government Assurances June 2008-May 2009 Member, Committee on Industry Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs one Daughter One Son Active in social and cultural development of the people of his region; has been Patron/President and Secretary of various social and cultural organisations 27/07/1961 Married On 25 February 1987 Interested in promoting tourism and industry in the North-East region of the country particularly in the State of Meghalaya; Member, Telecom Advisory Committee, Meghalaya, 1991-94 404, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi 110001Telephone : Mobile: 9868181031 Shri Thomas Sangma Under Graduate, Diploma in Computer Applications Educated at Tura Government College (N.E.H.U.), Tura and C.A. I. (Kolkata), Tura Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines, China, Germany and Mongolia No ta.sangma@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2084 Shrimati Illa G. Momin Political and Social Worker, Agriculturist Late Shrimati Jangje A. Sangma Meghalaya Cricket; reading and collecting information on latest electronic gadgets 82, Spring Hills, P.O. Chandmary, Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. 794002Telephone : {03651} 222260, Mobile: 09436112031, 09436708660 Late Shri Frederick S. Marak
Distt. Guntur (Andhra Pradesh) Indian National Congress June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Water Resources Aug. 2004 - June 2010 Member, Animal Welfare Board of India Aug. 2004- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Energy Sept. 2004- Nov. 2010 Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Rajya Sabha Oct. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Aug. 2006 -May 2009 Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health May 2007 -May 2009 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes May 2008 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee Member, Khadi and Village Industries Board Aug. 2009 -Aug. 2010 Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Dec. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology June 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation two Daughters One Son A social activist right from the student days organized the youth for their socio-economic and educational advancement; associated closely in propagation of the core values of self-confidence, self-esteem, and vertical social mobility through hard work and quality education among the poor sections; coordinated with a number of NGOs working for unorganized labour, bonded labour, destitutes and disabled persons; organized relief and rahabilitaiton camps for the victims of natural calamities and assisted the District Administration; played a crucial role in bringing out peace and harmony among the various sections in case of land disputes, communal clashes and atrocities and worked for their wellbeing; conducted special motivation sessions for the beneficiaries of various poverty alleviation programmes taken up by the Government and the special drives taken up for land distribution, grant of house sites, construction of houses etc., during late 70s and early 80s before joining the Government Service 13/08/1953 Married On 4 August 1984 Worked as Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1977-1981); Member, (i) Indian Audit and Accounts Service (I.A.&A.S.;), 1981-83, (ii) Indian Police Service (I.P.S.), 1983 and (iii) Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) 1984-99; served as Assistant Accountant General, Andhra Pradesh, 1982-83; worked as (i) Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Hospet, (ii) Collector and District Magistrate, Distt. Mandya, Karnataka, (iii) Deputy Secretary, Forests, PWD & Irrigation, Government of Karnataka, (iv) Deputy Resident Commissioner, Karnataka Bhavan, (v) Commissioner, Minority Welfare & Commissioner for Social Welfare, Government of Karnataka, 1984-99, (vi) Officer on Special Duty (O.S.D.), Government of Karnataka, July 2000-May 2004, (vii) Private Secretary to Union Minister for Railways for three years, & Minister for Social Welfare (now Social Justice & Empowerment), Government of India for two years and (viii) General Manager, Handicrafts & Handloom Export Corporation (Government of India), Member, (i) Global Advisory Group on HIV/AIDS constituted by Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), (ii) Indo-U.S. Parliamentarians Forum, (iii) India-Pakistan Parliamentarian Forum, (iv) Indo-Chile Parliamentary Forum and (v) SC/ST forum of Parliamentarians; elected Vice-President, IPU First Standing Committee (Peace & International Security) at the 116th Assembly and Second Standing Committee at the 114th Assembly; Secretary-General, Parliamentarians Forum on HIV/AIDS; Former Secretary, Indian National Congress; In-charge, Delimitation Exercise, Congress Party; Co-Rapporteur, Third Standing Committee for the 116th Assembly of the IPU; elected Rapporteur, Drafting Committee of the First Standing Committee at the 118th Assembly Cape Town (South Africa); Attended, (i) 112th IPU Assembly, Manila (Phillippines), 2005, (ii) 114th IPU Assembly, Nairobi (Kenya), 2006, (iii) 116th IPU Assembly, Bali (Indonesia), 2007, (iv) 118th IPU Assembly, Cape Town (South Africa), 2008 and (v) First IPU Global Meeting of Parliamentarians at Manila (Philippines), 2007; as a Member of the Parliamentarians Forum on HIV/AIDS, assisted in organizing Legislators Fora in 14 States; conducted, (i) National Seminar of elected representatives, 2003, (ii) Youth Parliament on HIV/AIDS, 2004, (iii) North East Zonal Convention of MLAs, Guwahati, 2005 and (iv) National Convention of Zilla Parishad Presidents & Mayors, 2006; Participated in (i) the World AIDS Congress, Bangkok, 2004, (ii) International Congress, Toronto, 2006, (iii) ICAAP, Colombo, 2007 and (iv) the Euro Asia Leadership Workshop on AIDS, Moscow; addressed the elected representatives at the SAARC regional seminars at Islamabad, Dhaka, Lahore and Peshawar during 2005-07; conducted interactive sessions with the people living with HIV/AIDS periodically and has been coordinating with the NGOs working for the cause of HIV/AIDS across the country and the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and State societies for advocacy (prevention), treatment, care and support of the affected persons; Presented papers and spoke on issues of social empowerment, capacity building for marginalized sections, HIV/AIDS, democracy and renewable energy in various national and international workshops and seminars C1/8, Pandara Park, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 23782488, 23782588, Mobile: 9868181113 Shri Jesudasu Seelam B.Sc., M.Sc. (Chemistry) Educated at Andhra Christian College, Guntur and Andhra University, Waltair, Visakhapatnam Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Taiwan, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A. No jd.seelam@sansad.nic.in; jdseelam@yahoo.co.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1936 Shrimati Sujatha Seelam Civil Service Shrimati Annapurnamma Seelam Andhra Pradesh Pusulur (Post) Pedanandipadu Mandal, Guntur, Andhra PradeshTelephone : {040} 27004411, Mobile: 09491333344 Shri Abraham Seelam
Thrissur (Kerala) Communist Party of India (Marxist) April 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2010 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation One Daughter Editor, Sthreesabdam, a women's monthly; Member, (i) State Executive Committee of Kudumbashree Poverty Alleviations Mission, Kerala and (ii) Film Society; published poems in Malayalam; has done many research programmes on subjects including anganwadi centres, decentralised planning, gender study manual, N.R.E.G.A. and Self Help Groups (S.H.G.) 01/06/1963 Authored, (i) Women and Local Planning (in Malayalam), 1997 and (ii) Globalisation and Women (in Malayalam), 2000; Edited, (i) Equality in Development, 2000, (ii) Gender Status Study, 2000, (iii) Neighbourhood Collective, 1999 and (iv) People's Plan Campaign and Women's Advancement, 2000 Married On 23 December 1986 Was Teacher of Malayalam language and literature in Government Colleges from 1991 to 2008; Kerala State President and National Vice- President, All India Democratic Women's Association 90, North Avenue, New Delhi.Telephone : 23752426, Mobile: 9013181556 Dr. T.N. Seema B.A., M.A. (Malayalam), Ph.D. in Malayalam Literature from University of Kerala Diploma in Tamil from Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore Diploma in Universalising Social Security from Institute of Social Science, Hague, the Netherlands The Netherlands and U.K No tnseema@gmail.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2139 Shri G. Jayaraj Teacher and Educationist, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Manasi Nair Kerala Music and films TC 42/366(1), Shreevaraham, Vallakadavu P.O., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.Telephone : {0471} 2303555, 2453388, Mobile: 09447077556 Shri P. Narayanan Nair
Tiruchengodu, Distt. Namakkal (Tamil Nadu) Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 1991-96 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 1991-93 Cabinet Minister, Housing and Urban Development, Tamil Nadu 1993-96 Cabinet Minister, Local Administration, Rural Development and Water Supply, Tamil Nadu 1999 - 2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Finance Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Railways Sep. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Government Assurances Two Sons Free legal aid and counselling to the socially and economically oppressed people, women and workers 16/03/1959 Married On 10 February 1986 Deeply interested in the welfare of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes; actively working for the upliftment of rural women C-203, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : Mobile: 9013181252 Shri T.M. Selvaganapathi B.A. (Economics), M.A. (Economics), LL.B. Educated at Loyola College, Chennai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, Delhi No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2148 Shrimati Pappu Selvaganapathi Agriculturist, Advocate, Trade Unionist and Political and Social Worker Shrimati Alagammal Tamil Nadu Karate, shooting and badminton 212/20-H, K.M.S. Garden, Fairlands Post, Salem, Tamil NaduTelephone : {044} 24994948, Mobile: 09444060252 Shri T.M. Muthusamy
Kolkata (West Bengal) Communist Party of India (Marxist) April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas June 2006- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Fertilizers and Chemicals and Ministry of Steel Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Steel one Daughter One Son Writing regularly in the trade union and political journals 02/10/1951 Married On 10 August 1976 Had been a worker in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL); a trade union activist since 1971; resigned from service in 1997 to take up assignment as a full time official of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU); Secretary, Steel Workers’ Federation of India; General Secretary, CITU 209, 507, V.P.House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23766546, 23766659, Mobile: 9868181055 Shri Tapan Kumar Sen B.A.(Hons.) in Economics Educated at Presidency College, Kolkata University U.K., with a trade union delegation at the invitation of the Commonwealth Trade Union Council, October 1990; Bangkok (Thailand) to attend the ILO Programme/Seminar, March 1996; Japan, to attend the ASEAN Productivity Council, July 1997; Geneva (Switzerland), as a member of the official delegation from India to attend the conferences of the ILO, June, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005; Australia, Uzbekistan, China, Brazil and France with several trade union delegations No tapan.sen@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2022 Shrimati Debasri Sen Industrial Worker/ Trade Unionist Late Shrimati Amiyamoyee Sen West Bengal Listening to music; reading and socializing with friends C/1, PRATEEKEE ABASAN, 109, Ultadanga Main road, Kolkata - 700067Telephone : {033} 23566834 Late Shri Bankim Chandra Sen
Uri, Distt. Baramulla (Jammu & Kashmir) J&K; National Conference 1972-1977 and 1977-1983 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (two terms) 1977-82 Minister of State for Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir 1983-87 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (3rd term) 1983-84 Cabinet Minister for Information, Education and Social Welfare, Government of Jammu and Kashmir 1987-90 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (4th term) Cabinet Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development, Cooperative & Panchayat Raj, Government of Jammu and Kashmir 1996-2002 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (5th term) 1996-2000 Cabinet Minister for Finance, Government of Jammu and Kashmir Jan. 2000-2002 Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir Feb. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Rules three Daughters One Son Implemented educational reforms in Jammu & Kashmir; regional language and culture; social service and protection of human rights 16/12/1943 Married On 11 October 1966 Introduced Panchayati Raj system in the State of Jammu and Kashmir 12-A, Canning Lane, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : Mobile: 9868181943 Shri Mohammad Shafi B.A., LL. B. Educated at University of Kashmir, Srinagar No m.shafi@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2104 Shrimati Hamida Begum Political and Social Worker Shrimati Fatima Begum Jammu & Kashmir Reading books House No. 6, Tulsi Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.Telephone : {0191} 2436131, {0194} 2310293, Mobile: 09419125786 Shri Amir-ud-Din
Shahabad, Distt. Gulbarga (Karnataka) Bharatiya Janata Party 11983-85 and 1985-89 Member, Karnataka Legislative Assembly 1992 Chairman, State Janata Dal Parliamentary Board, Karnataka Member, Karnataka Legislative Council 1996 Minister of Excise, Government of Karnataka Chairman, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Corporation, Government of Karnataka April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006 onwards Member, Central Silk Board June 2006-Sept. 2006 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Defence May 2008 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Water Conservation and Management Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Heavy Industires and Public Enterprises Two Daughters Two Sons Knows several languages like Kannada, English, Hindi, Telugu and Marathi 16/5/1938 Married On 17 April 1963 Started political life in 1960 by joining the Communist Party of India (C.P.I.) and remained its member till 1992; was teacher, Higher Primary School, ACC, Shahabad, Gulbarga, 1962-63; was Clerk, ACC Babcock Ltd., Shahabad, Gulbarga, 1963-1983; Syndicate and Senate Member, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 1983-85; Member, Academic Council, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, 2001-02 804, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23766643, Mobile: 9868181938 Shri K.B. Shanappa M.A. (Political Science) Educated at Mysore University, Mysore U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, U.A.E., U.S.S.R., Estonia and Nepal; as member of the Communist Party of India (C.P.I.) delegation, visited Germany, 1981 and Bulgaria, 1984; visited Denmark to participate in the International Peace Conference, 1986 No k.shanappa@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2011 Shrimati Jamala Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Gurawwa Karnataka Football, kabaddi and chess; reading newspapers and books on culture, politics and religion "Gudi Smruthi", No.10-105/9, Sharan Nagar, Opp. N.V. School, Brahmapur, Gulbarga - 585103Telephone : {08472} 223434, 275004, Mobile: 09448434467 Late Shri Bhimsha Kamalar
Garhjamula, Distt. Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1965-70 President, Zila Parishad, Kangra 1972-85 and 1990-92 Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1977-80 and 1990-92 Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh 1980-85 Leader of the Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1989 Member, Ninth Lok Sabha 1998 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha 1999 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 13 Oct. 1999-17 July 2000 Minister of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Government of India 17 July 2001-1 July 2002 Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India 1 July 2002-6 April 2003 Minister of Rural Development, Government of India April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008- Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Government Assurances May 2008-May 2009 and Aug.2009-May 2010 Member, Committee on Public Accounts Aug. 2008-May 2009 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Aug. 2009 onwards Chairman, Committee on Commerce Oct. 2009 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Three Daughters One Son Actively engaged in various literary activities, creative writing and constructive activities; President, Vivekanand Medical Research Trust, Palampur 12/9/1934 In Hindi: (i) Dharti Balidan Ki, 1962, (ii) Himalaya Par Lal Chhaya, 1964, (iii) Vishwa Vijeta Vivekanand, 1968, (iv) Lajo,1976, (v) Man Ke Meet,1976, (vi) Kaidi,1976, (vii) Jyotirmayi, 1977, (viii) O Pravasi Meet Mere, 1977, (ix) Mrigtrishna, 1980, (x) Kranti Abhi Adhoori Hai, 1985, (xi) Deewar Ke Us Paar, 1995, (xii) Rajneeti Ki Shatranj, 1997 (xiii) Tumhare Pyar Ki Pati, 1999 and (xiv) Vrinda, 2007 Married On 3 August 1964 23, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23745005, 23745003, Mobile: 9868181834 Shri Shanta Kumar B.A., LL.B. Educated at Panjab University and Delhi Law College, Delhi Canada, Egypt, U.S.A. and Singapore No shanta.kumar@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2086 Shrimati Santosh Kumari Political and Social Worker Shrimati Kaushalya Devi Himachal Pradesh Meditation and Yoga Yamini Parisar, Palampur, Distt. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.Telephone : {01894} 230630, Mobile: 09418030630 Shri Jagannath Sharma
Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) Indian National Congress July 1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism 1991-96 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1993-96 Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 1996-97 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha (second term) 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (third term) 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism 2000-Feb. 2004, Oct. 2004 -May 2009 and Aug. 2009-July 2010 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation July 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004-May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture July 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha one Daughter One Son 11/10/1947 Married On 7 October 1971 34, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi.Telephone : 26651312, 26651131 Shri Satish Sharma Higher Secondary; Commercial Pilots Licence; Airline Transport Pilots Licence Educated at Mothers School, New Delhi; Hyderabad and Kansas City, U.S.A. Widely travelled No satish.kr@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1588 Shrimati Sterre Sharma Accredited Commercial Pilot Shrimati Kamala Devi Sharma Uttar Pradesh Pioneering work in promoting aero sports and lawn tennis; President, (i) Delhi Lawn Tennis Association; (ii) Delhi Flying Club since 1981 and (iii) Aero Club of India since 1984; Vice-President, Federation of Aeronautics International, Paris; aviation sports, gardening and reading Gram-Chamasari (Kaplani), Post-Chamasari, Via Mussoorie, Tehsil-Dehra, Distt. Dehradun, Uttarakhand Late Shri Balwant Rai Sharma
Sujaanpura, Distt. Mandsaur Bharatiya Janata Party 1977-1980 Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Two Sons Study of the ancient Indian scriptures, writing poems; interested in writing essays, etc. on different subjects 07/04/1946 (i) Jwalant Prashn-Secular Jawab Rashtravadi Soch, 2001, (ii) Samajik Samrasta Evam Varna Vyavastha, 2006, (iii) Prabhu Preet Ke Geet , 2007 and (iv) Jigyasa-Samadhan ,2008 Married On 14/03/1966 State President, Bharatiya Janshakti, 2006-07; State Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party, 2000 - 06; State Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party, 1985-2000; District President, Janata Party, 1979-1980; District General Secretary, Janata Party, 1977-79; Director, (i) Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, 1977-88, (ii) Central Cooperative Bank, Mandsaur, Neemach, 1978-1980 and (iii) Land Developement Bank, Mandsaur, 1978-80 B-202, M.S.Flats, B.K.S.Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23766494, Mobile: 9868181857 Shri Raghunandan Sharma M.A. (Political Science) Educated at Vikram University, Ujjain U.K., to propagate spiritual messages of Jagatguru Shankaracharya, Bhanpura Peeth, 2005 No raghu.sharma@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2083 Shrimati Shanti Devi Sharma Late Shrimati Ram Sukhi Bai Madhya Pradesh Was Captain of the Indian sports during college days, 1967-68 E-8/18, Arera Colony, Bhopal - 462016Telephone : {0755} 2421857, Mobile: 09425371947 Late Shri Gauri Shankar Sharma
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Indian National Congress April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2000-2001 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs April 2000 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Jan. 2001- Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Information Technology March 2001 - June 2004 Member, Press Council of India Jan. 2002-Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Aug. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Aug. 2004 - Aug. 2006 Member, House Committee Oct. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee Feb. 2008 - May 2009 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare Aug. 2009-July 2011 Member, Committee on Urban Development Sept. 2009 - Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Oct. 2009 July 2011 Member, Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex July 2010-July 2011 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Jan. 2011 onwards Member, Press Council of India 12 July 2011 onwards Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs None Host of popular T.V. Show "Rubaru"; interviewed all the prominent personalities of India and Pakistan; anchor of a popular show "Nishan" on Doordarshan; well known columnist; known columns - 'Power Play' and 'Front Foot' which appear in 14 newspapers in the country including the Indian Express, Dainik Jagran, Sunday Magazine and Rediff on Net 13/09/1959 Married On 27 June 1988 Reporter, Northern India Patrika in Kanpur office, 1978-79; Sub Editor, Dainik Jagran, Kanpur and later Bureau Chief, Dainik Jagran, Lucknow, 1980-83; Correspondent (Western U.P.), Jansatta daily, 1983-85; Special Correspondent, Ravivar magazine, 1985-88; Political Editor, Sunday magazine, Delhi, 1988-92; Executive Editor, Sunday Observer, 1992-95; Senior Editor, Sunday Observer, 1995-2000; Convener, Indo-US Parliamentary Forum C-I/2, Lodhi Garden, Amrita Sher Gil Marg, New Delhi.Telephone : 24645629, 24645625, Mobile: 9868181703, 9013181282 Shri Rajeev Shukla M.A., LL.B. Educated at P.P.N. College, Kanpur University, Christ Church College, Kanpur University and V.S.S.D. College of Law, Kanpur University Accompanied the Prime Minister and the President of India on their foreign visits several times; visited around 80 countries of the world including U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Germany, France, Russia, China, Holland, South Africa, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Pakistan, Thailand, etc. No rajivs@sansad.nic.in; shuklarajiv@usa.net http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=175 Shrimati Anuradha Prasad Shukla Journalism Shrimati Shanti Devi Shukla Maharashtra Chairman, Communication & Coordination Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India; Member, (i) Working Committee, Board of Control for Cricket in India and (ii) Executive Committee, U.P. Cricket Association; Convener, U.P. Cricket Development Committee 119/501, Darshan Purwa, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208012Telephone : {0512} 2234080 Late Shri Ram Kumar Shukla
Jojkheda, Distt. Jyotiba Phule Nagar (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party 1995 and 1997 Member, Road Transport Authority (R.T.A.), Uttar Pradesh 1997 Vice-Chairman, Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow (for four months) President, U.P. Handloom Council, Lucknow (for two months) June 2002 onwards Member, State Transport Authority (S.T.A.), Uttar Pradesh Nov. 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Energy Aug. 2004-Sept. 2010 Member, House Committee Aug. 2004-May 2009 Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Oct. 2004-May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas May 2005 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Nov. 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2009 - May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Goverment Assurances one Daughter Two Sons 15/02/1956 Married On 21 June 1983 Oath Commissioner, District Court, Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, 1984; Member, Lok Adalat, District Court, Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, 1984-85 103 & 105, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23093394, 23093395, Mobile: 9868181275 Shri Veer Singh B.A., LL.B. Educated at J.S. Hindu College, Amroha, Jyotiba Phule Nagar and K.G.K. College, Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh No veersingh@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1916 Shrimati Vinay Veer Singh Advocate, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Chaitia Uttar Pradesh H.N. 308, 2/326, Budelhi Vihar, Awas Vikas Colony, Majhola, Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh.Telephone : {0591} 2486047, 2486048 Mobile: 09412244334 Shri Jagan Singh
Rohtak (Haryana) Indian National Congress 1972-77 Chairman, Block Samiti, Uchana 1977-82, 1982-84,1991-96, 1996-2000 and 2005-2009 Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly 1982-84, 1991-92 and 2005-2009 Cabinet Minister, Government of Haryana 1978-79 Chairman, Government Assurances Committee, Haryana Legislative Assembly 1981-82 Chairman, Estimates Committee, Haryana Legislative Assembly 1984- 89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha 1985-87 Member, Estimates Committee Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence 1987-89 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Energy 1987-91 Secretary, Parliamentary Forum on Farmers Aug. 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Defence Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Privileges One Daughter One Son Social service; was Member, Haryana Pradesh Harijan Sevak Sangh, 1974-77; keen interest in setting up of educational institutions for higher and technical education in the State 25/03/1946 Married On 9 June 1970 President, (i) District Youth Congress 1970-80, (ii) District Congress Committee from 1977-82, (iii) Haryana Pradesh Youth Congress from 1980-82, and (iv) Haryana Pradesh Congress from 1985-86 and 1990-92; Senior Vice-President, World Youth Action against Apartheid, 1987-90; Secretary, (i) Chhotu Ram Kisan College, and (ii) Jat High School, Jind; General Secretary, (i) Haryana Youth Council from 1964-66, (ii) All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) from 1995-96, and (iii) AICC, Incharge of Uttar Pradesh Affairs; Special invitee of Congress Working Committee (CWC) 1988-90 and 2004-2005; Member, Central Election Committee, All India Congress Committee; attended, (i) World Peace and Solidarity Conference at Patna, 1976, (ii) All India University Students Welfare Conference at Delhi, 1966, (iii) International Youth Conference at New Delhi and Moscow, 1982 and (iv) Youth Conference of Non- aligned countries, 1986 B-105, Som Vihar Apartments, R.K.Puram, New Delhi - 110022Telephone : 26183520, 26162715, Mobile: 9013181818 Shri Birender Singh B.A., LL.B. Educated at Government College, Rohtak, Haryana and Department of Law, Chandigarh Brazil and U.K., as a member of the States' Finance Ministers' Delegation to study V.A.T., 2007; the Netherlands, as a member of the Government delegation, 1987-88; U.S.A.; Germany, Nicaragua, West Indies, erstwhile U.S.S.R., Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2175 Shrimati Prem Lata Advocate and Agriculturist Late Shrimati Bhagwan Devi Haryana Cricket, athletics, reading history books,interacting with common people, watching television and listening to music; was President, Rotary Club, Jind, 1977-78; was Captain of the cricket team of Government College, Rohtak, 1964-67 and Punjab University Campus, 1969-70 V.P.O., Dumarkhan Kalan, Distt.- Jind, Haryana. Late Ch. Neki Ram
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) ALL INDIA TRINAMOOL CONGRESS Feb. 2009 onwards Chairman, Central Advisory Board, Minimum Wages, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India Chairman, National Meat and Poultry Processing Board, Ministry of Food Processing Industries , Government of India July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Urban Development Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Two Sons Received (i) Rashtriya Ratan Award by the Integration and Economic Council of India, (ii) Udyog Ratan Award by the Institute of Economic Study and (iii) Honorary Citizenship of the State of Wisconsin (United States of America) by the Governor of the State, Mr. Jim Doyle 21/08/1961 Married On 23 July 1988 Chairman of the Alchemist Group, consisting of 11 companies in various sectors such as food processing, health care (hospitals and pharmaceuticals), hospitality (hotels & resorts), food and beverages (restaurants chain), steel, real estate and infrastruture development; supported various philanthropic causes through charity and donations 100, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 26234243, 23795405, Mobile: 9013181155 Shri Kanwar Deep Singh B.A.,Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab) U.S.A., U.K. Germany, the Neatherlands, Denmark, Russia, Singapore, France, Malaysia, Turkey, Hong Kong, Thailand and Italy No kanwar.deep@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2171 Shrimati Harpreet Kaur Industrialist Shrimati Ishar Kaur Jharkhand Captained the college cricket team and table tennis team; avid reader, well read all genres including literature, philosophy, history, management and biographies House No.159, Sec.-9B, Chandigarh.Telephone : Mobile: 09888040079 Shri Amar Singh
Sonepur, Distt. Surguja (Chhattisgarh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1977-1980, 1989-1992 and 1992-98 Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1989-92 Minister of State for Tribal Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh 2003-30 March 2008 Member, Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly 2004-July 2006 Vice-President, Surguja Northern Region Development Authority (in the rank of Cabinet Minister) April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 -May 2009 and Aug. 2009-Aug. 2010 Member, Committee on Energy August 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment One Daughter Three Sons 01/05/1942 Married 60, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23093483, 23093446, Mobile: 9868181641 Shri Shivpratap Singh Higher Secondary Educated at Government Senior Secondary School, Surajpur No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2070 Late Shrimati Maanmati Devi Agriculturist/Farmer Late Shrimati Amarti Devi Chhattisgarh Village - Sonpur, Post-Banja, Tehsil-Surajpur, Distt-Surguja, Chhattisgarh.Telephone : {07775} 299001 Mobile: 09425584641 Late Shri Gobind Singh
Village Gah (West Punjab) Indian National Congress 1971-72 Economic Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Trade, India 1972-76 Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, India 1976-80 Director, Reserve Bank of India Director, Industrial Development Bank of India Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank, Manila Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, I.B.R.D. Nov. 1976 - April 1980 Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), Government of India Member, Finance, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India Member, Finance, Space Commission, Government of India April 1980-15 Sept. 1982 Member-Secretary, Planning Commission 1980-83 Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan Joint Study Committee 16 Sept. 1982-14 Jan. 1985 Governor, Reserve Bank of India 1982-85 Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, I.M.F. 1983-84 Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister 1985 President, Indian Economic Association 15 Jan. 1985-31 July 1987 Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission 1 Aug. 1987-10 Nov. 1990 Secretary-General and Commissioner, South Commission, Geneva 10 Dec. 1990-14 March 1991 Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs 15 March 1991-20 June 1991 Chairman, U.G.C. 21 June 1991-15 May 1996 Union Finance Minister Oct. 1991 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1991-95 Governor for India on the Board of Governors of the I.M.F. and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development June 1995 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1996 - May 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance 1 Aug. 1996 - 4 Dec. 1997 Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce 21 March 1998 - 21 May 2004 Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha 5 June 1998 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Finance 13 Aug. 1998 - 21 May 2004 Member, Committee on Rules 13 Aug. 1998 - 2001 Member, Committee of Privileges 2000 - May 2004 Member, Executive Committee, Indian Parliamentary Group June 2001 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2001- May 2004 Member, General Purposes Committee and Aug. 2004 onwards 22 May 2004 onwards Prime Minister of India Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha June 2007 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Three Daughters Recipient of honorary degrees of D. Litt. from Panjab University, Chandigarh, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar, Delhi University, Delhi, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupathi, Punjabi University, Patiala, University of Mysore, Mysore, University of Bologna, Italy, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra; recipient of honorary degree of (i) Doctor of Laws from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, (ii) Doctor of Social Sciences from University of Roorkee, Roorkee, (iii) D.Sc. from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, (iv) Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, (v) H.H. Kanchi Sri Parmacharya Award for Excellence, 1999 and (vi) Annasaheb Chirmule Award, 2000; Conferred, (i) University Medal for standing first in B.A.(Hons.), Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1952, (ii) Uttar Chand Kapur Medal, Panjab University, Chandigarh, for standing first in M.A.(Economics), 1954, (iii) Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St. John's College, Cambridge, 1955 and 1957, (iv) Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1956, (v) Padma Vibhushan, 1987, (vi) Euromoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993 (vii) Asiamoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994, (viii) Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1994-95, (ix) Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation Award, 1996, (x) Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (N.I.K.K.E.I.), publisher of Japan's leading business daily,1997, (xi) Lokmanya Tilak Award by the Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune, 1997, (xii) Honorary Fellowship of AIIMS, 2005, (xiii) Honorary Degree by Oxford University, U.K., 2005, (xiv) "Professor Honoris Causa" by Moscow State University, 2005 and (xv) Honorary Doctorate by University of Cambridge, U.K., 2006; Doctor of Laws by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2010 26/09/1932 Author of a book entitled "India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth" Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number of articles in various economic journals Married On 14 September 1958 Elected, Wrenbury Scholar, University of Cambridge, 1957; Senior Lecturer, Economics, 1957-59; Reader, Economics, 1959-63; Professor, (i) Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65 and (ii) International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1969-71; Honorary Professor, (i) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1976 and (ii) Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1996; Economic Affairs Officer, 1966 and Chief, Financing for Trade Section, U.N.C.T.A.D., United Nations Secretariat, New York, 1966-69; Deputy for India in I.M.F. Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform, 1972-74; participated in Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting, Kingston, 1975; Associate, Meetings of I.M.F. Interim Committee and Joint Fund-Bank Development Committee, 1976-80 and 1982-85; Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi since 1999; National Fellow, National Institute of Education, N.C.E.R.T.,1986; Honorary Fellow, (i) St. John's College, Cambridge, U.K., 1982, (ii) Indian Institute of Bankers, 1982 (iii) All India Management Association, 1993 and (iv) Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Oxford,1994; Leader, Indian Delegation to (i) Aid-India Consortium Meetings, 1977-79, (ii) Indo-Soviet Joint Planning Group Meeting, 1980-82, (iii) Indo-Soviet Monitoring Group Meeting, 1982, (iv) Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Cyprus, 1993 and (v) Human Rights World Conference, Vienna, 1993; attended as member of Indian delegations (i) Meeting of U.N.C.T.A.D. Trade and Development Board, Geneva, May 1971-July 1972, (ii) Ministerial Meeting of Group of 77, Lima, October, 1971, (iii) Third Session of U.N.C.T.A.D., Santiago, April-May, 1972, (iv) Annual Meetings of I.M.F., I.B.R.D. and Commonwealth Finance Ministers, 1972-79, (v) Aid-India Consortium Meetings, Paris, 1973-79, (vi) Cancun Summit on North-South Issues, 1981 and (vii) South-South Consultations, New Delhi, 1982; represented as Secretary-General, U.N.C.T.A.D., at several Inter-Governmental meetings, including Second Session of U.N.C.T.A.D., 1968 and Committee on Invisibles and Financing related to Trade Consultant to U.N.C.T.A.D., E.S.C.A.P. and Commonwealth Secretariat; appointed as Member of a Group of Eminent Persons on Financing for Development by Secretary-General, U.N., 2000; Chairman, Commonwealth Expert Group on Development and Democracy appointed by Commonwealth Secretary General, 2001-2003 7, Race Course Road, New DelhiTelephone : 23018939, 23011156, 23018907, 23019334, 23015470 Dr. Manmohan Singh M.A. (Economics), Panjab University, Chandigarh, First Class with first position in the University, Economics Tripos (First Class Honours), University of Cambridge, U.K., D.Phil, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, U.K. Travelled extensively in Europe including Eastern Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia No manmohan@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2 Shrimati Gursharan Kaur Civil Service, Economist, Political and Social Worker, Teacher and Educationist Shrimati Amrit Kaur Assam Life Member, (i) India Habitat Centre, (ii) Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, (iii) India International Centre, (iv) Indian Economic Association and (v) Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; reading and writing House No. 3989, Nandan Nagar, Ward No. 51, Sarumataria, Dispur, Guwahati, Distt. Kamrup, (Assam) - 781006 Shri Gurmukh Singh
Deoria (Uttar Pradesh) Samajwadi Party 1977-85 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1977-79 Member, Public Accounts Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1978-80 Minister of State, Government of Uttar Pradesh 1980-85 Chief Whip, Lok Dal Legislature Party, Uttar Pradesh 1983-85 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1990-91 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council Member, Committee of Privileges, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council 1991-96 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1991-94 Deputy Chief Whip, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party 1994-96 Chief Whip, Samata Party 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (2nd Term) Member, Business Advisory Committee Member, Committee on Official Language Member, Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme Member, Committee of Privilges Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Tourism 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha (3rd Term) Member, National Executive, Samajwadi Party Member, Committee on Rural Development Member, House Committee Chief Whip, Samajwadi Parliamentary Party Aug. 2006-May 2009 Member, Committee on Home Affairs July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha July 2010 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Two Daughters Contributed a number of articles in various magazines and newspapers; associated with a number of cultural societies; political activities, constructive and developmental work 04/03/1945 In Hindi: (i) Yadain Aur Batain, (ii) Bharatiya Samvidhan ke Nirman Mein Nehru and (iii)Bhartiya Lok Tantra Ka Sankat; In English : History of Socialist Movement Married On 6 July 1959 As a student took keen interest in debate competitions, President, Allahabad University Students' Union, 1968-69; was detained for 20 months during the Emergency for taking part in Jayaprakash Narayan's Movement; imprisoned several times while taking part in student agitation, 1966 for demonstrating in front of and trying to occupy Anand Bhavan, Allahabad; also in an agitation launched by the Samajwadi Socialist Party on the language issue and jailed along with Shri Madhu Limaye for participating in Satyagraha, 1973; General-Secretary, (i) All India Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, 1973-74, (ii) Janata Party, U.P., 1977-80, (iii) Lok Dal, 1985-86 and (iv) Lok Dal (A), 1986-87; Joint Secretary, Socialist Party, Uttar Pradesh, 1973-74; Elected General Secretary and Spokesman, Samajwadi Party; awarded the Best Parliamentarian Award for the year 2008 AB-5, Pandara Road, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 23782392, 23782393, Mobile: 9868180527 Shri Mohan Singh M.A. Educated at Shri Krishna Inter College, Barahaj, Deoria and Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Belgium, Germany, Holland, Thailand, U.K., U.S.A., took part in Samajwadi Yuva Sammelan held at Brussels in 1974 and also in several other countries like Germany, Holland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Portugal and Spain No mohan.singh@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2163 Shrimati Urmila Singh Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Surya Jyoti Kunwari Uttar Pradesh House No. 67, Sindhi Mill Colony, Distt.- Deoria.Telephone : {0120} 2606091, Mobile: 09412222242 Shri Mahendra Pratap Singh
Jadaula, Distt. Kaithal (Haryana) Indian National Congress 1977-1982 Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 - May 2009 and Aug. 2009- Aug. 2010 Member, Committee on Agriculture May 2008- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Railways Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Tourism Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation one Daughter Two Sons As a member of the Kurukshetra District Bar Association, provided free legal aid to the needy and poor litigants belonging to rural areas and weaker sections of the society; has been taking steps to spread education in rural areas; established two teacher training colleges and one junior teacher's training institute; an MBA institute and a polytechnic institute are also being established; interested in ancient Indian heritage and culture 10/04/1950 Married On on 17 June 1968 Chairman, (i) Central Co - operative Bank, Kurukshetra, July 1978 - May 1979, (ii) Board of School Education, Haryana, September-October 1979 and (iii) Housing Board, Haryana, October 1979 - April 1982; President, District Congress Committee, Kaithal, 2003-2005; Director, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), December 2007 - March 2008; actively engaged in articulating the public concerns /sentiments especially of the poor sections of the society 5, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23794489, 23013038, Mobile: 9868181399 Shri Ishwar Singh M.A., LL.B. Educated at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra U.S.A. No ishwar.s@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2074 Shrimati Sona Devi Agriculturist Shrimati Shardi Devi Haryana His favourite sport has been volleyball during school days; as a school teacher, arranged several volleyball competitions to promote this sport in rural areas of Haryana 70, Sector-13, Kurukshetra, Haryana.Telephone : Mobile: 09416035784 Shri Singh Ram
Kolkata (West Bengal) Janta Dal (United) 1969 -71 Under Secretary/Deputy Secretary, Trade Policy Division, Ministry of Commerce 1973 - 77 Special Assistant to Union Commerce Ministers In-charge, Trade Policy Division, Ministry of Commerce 1977-79 Special Secretary, Department of Irrigation, Government of Bihar 1979-80 Chairman, Bihar State Electricity Board 1981 -85 Minister (Economic and Commercial), Indian Embassy, Tokyo 1985-87 Additional Finance Commissioner, Government of Bihar 1987-90 Secretary, Industrial Development, Government of Bihar May 1990 - June 1991 Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs June 1991 - May 1993 Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance May 1993 - Aug. 1995 Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance Aug. 1995 - July 1996 Expenditure Secretary, Ministry of Finance Chairman, Public Investment Board, Central Government Chairman, Expenditure Finance Committee and Non-Plan Expenditure Member, Core Budget Group, Government of India Aug. 1996 - Aug. 1998 Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance Aug. 1998 - April 2001 Secretary to the Prime Minister Member - Secretary, Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry Member - Secretary, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Member - Secretary, Task Force on Telecommunications Member-Secretary, Task Force on Infrastructure Member-Secretary, Group of Ministers on Hydrocarbon 2020 Member, Core Group of Secretaries on Disinvestment Member, Core Group of Secretaries on Economic Strategic Group Member, Core Group of Secretaries on WTO negotiations May 2001 - June 2004 Member, Planning Commission (in the rank of Minister of State) Chairman, National Task Force on Power Sector Investment and Reforms Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Steering Group on Foreign Direct Investment Chairman, Group for Revival and Restructuring of the Textile Industry Chairman, National Task Force on Future of the Entertainment and Fashion Industry Chairman, Steering Group, Roadmap for Hydrogen Energy in the Indian Economy Chairman, Group for medium-term economic strategy for the States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Maharashtra and Sikkim Chairman, Steering Group on Energy and Transport Policy Chairman, Steering Group on Financial Resources and Management Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Group on Tax Policy Chairman, Group on Infrastructure Policy May 2006 - March 2008 Deputy Chairman, Planning Board, Government of Bihar (in the rank of Cabinet Minister) April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Two Daughters One Son Regularly contributes a weekly article to The Indian Express and The Financial Express on economic issues 27/01/1941 'The Politics of Change - A Ringside View' Married Joined the Indian Administrative Service in Bihar Cadre, 1964; International Responsibilities: Chairman, (i) Global Environment Facility (GEF), 1994 and (ii) United Nations High Level Expert Group on Drugs and Narcotics, 1998; Vice- Chairman-cum-Rapporteur, Preparatory Committee for the Special Session of the UN Conference on Drugs and Narcotics, 1997; Coordinator, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Advisory Group on Privatisation and Strategic Issues, 1999 - 2001; Regular Panelist and Faculty Member, World Economic Forum since 1998; Member, (i) Indian Delegation to Annual and Spring Meetings of World Bank, IMF, 1991- 95, (ii) Core Group for negotiations in Global Environment Facility,1993-94, (iii) United Nations Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), January 2004 - December 2006 and (iv) Foundation Board, Forum of Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum; Leader, Indian Delegation to Asian Development Bank Annual Meetings, 1991 - 95; Participated in meetings of the Aid India Consortium/India Development Forum, 1991 - 95; Academic Background: Chairman, Management Development Institute (MDI) since June 2004; Senior Short Term Visiting Fellow, Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform (CREDPR), Stanford University; Guest Lecturer, Stanford University, INSEAD, Brookings Institution and various universities in Japan and Singapore; former Professor of Economics, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi; Papers presented on : (i) "Eastern Quagmire"- An analytical paper on the eastern states of India since Independence, (ii) "Tourism-An Acceptable Facet of Globalisation", (iii) "India's Economic Reform: A Balance Sheet" (with T.N. Srinivasan,Yale University), Stanford University, June 2003, (iv) "Stanford Perceptions" (with T.N.Srinivasan), Stanford University, June 2003, (v) "Will Asia's New Dynamics Revise the Asian Dynamo?", presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2004, (vi) "Will China or India become Asia's Economic Power", presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2004, (vii) "Why Some Economies Bounce Back More Quickly than Others", presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2004, (viii) "Adjusting to a World With a New Centre of Gravity", presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos, January 2004 and (ix) "Some Light at the End of the Tunnel-Ingredients of Power Sector Reforms" (Joint Paper by N.K.Singh and Jessica Wallack), presented at the Stanford University Conference, June 2004; Keynote speech on (i) 'India: The Third Power Center in Asia', at the French Senate, November, 2003, (ii) 'Indian Economy - Four Drivers and an Accelerator' at the French Senate, November, 2003 and (iii) 'Indo- Japanese Partnership - A New Beginning' at the International Symposium in Japanese Parliament, December, 2003 7, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 26143737, 23794565, Mobile: 9868181395 Shri N. K. Singh M.A. (Economics) Educated at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi Widely travelled No nand.ks@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2078 Shrimati Prem Kumari Late Shrimati Madhuri Singh Bihar Photography, horticulture and Indian classical music Tribhuvan Madhuri Nivas, (Shekhpura House), Shekhpura, Thana-Shastri Nagar, Bailey Road, Patna - 800014Telephone : {0612} 2291870, Mobile: 09431800072 Late Shri T.P. Singh
Sahajadpur, Distt. Mau (Uttar Pradesh) Communist Party of India June 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2008- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises one Daughter Two Sons 03/11/1944 Married On 18 June 1962 Associated with the trade union especially in coal sector; whole time worker of the Communist Party of India since 1970; has written articles in various newspapers/magazines 123 & 320, V.P.House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23753312, Mobile: 9868181020 Shri R.C. Singh Educated at D.A.V. School, Mau, Janta Degree College, Ranipur, Mau, Uttar Pradesh and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad Hungary, erstwhile Soviet Union and erstwhile East Germany, to attend the International Coal Workers Conference in 1985; China, to attend the Seminar on 'Sustainable Development in South Asian Countries and Trade Union's Role', November 2008; Vietnam, as a delegate of the AIPA, September, 2010 No rcsingh@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2088 Shrimati Vidyawati Singh Political and Social Worker, Agriculturist/Farmer and Industrial Worker/Trade Unionist Late Shrimati Bataki Singh West Bengal Football, hockey, volleyball; reading Vidya Niketan, Karunamoyee Housing Estate, Asansol, Distt. Burdwan, West Bengal - 713304Telephone : {0341}2257329, Mobile: 09434312453 Late Shri Saryu Singh
Sujanpur, Distt. Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1984-88 Councillor and Deputy Mayor, Gwalior Municipal Corporation, Madhya Pradesh 1991-93 Treasurer, Social Welfare Board, Madhya Pradesh 1999-2001 Member, Telephone Advisory Committee Member, Indian Railway Board (P.A.C.), Ministry of Railways April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha 2002-2003 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development April 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology April 2002 - Feb. 2004 and Aug. 2004 - Aug.2006 Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table April 2002 onwards Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti of the Ministry of Water Resources Dec. 2002 onwards Member, Central Committee of the Tuberculosis Association of India Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Jan. 2003 onwards Member, National Board on Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests Jan. 2003-May 2009 Member, Parliamentary Forum on HIV/AIDS April 2003 onwards Member, Inter-Parliamentary Union Coordination Committee of Women Parliamentarians of Asia and Pacific Group Aug. 2004-April 2008 and Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women Aug. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare Oct. 2004 - May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways Aug. 2005 onwards Member, Indian Nursing Council Feb. 2006-May 2009 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Children May 2006 -May 2007 Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Sept. 2006 -Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Petitions April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha July 2009 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Rural Development Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legisltation July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Select Committee to the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 Nov. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Two Sons Actively involved in social work since 1980 and held several positions such as Senior Vice-President, Mahila Mandal, Gwalior, an institution affiliated to All India Women Conference (A.I.W.C.) and Member, Nari Udyog Mandir; Ex- Member, Board of Governors, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior; Patron, Bharti Niwaran Sangh; Director, Bal Bhavan, Gwalior; established schools for poor children under the name of Balak Mandir School (ten schools) and many institutions and organizations to help the poor and underprivileged; has done social work for women belonging to the backward class and rural areas through various institutions 15/08/1950 Married On 5 May 1974 Has two years experience in teaching; active in politics since 1980; joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) in 1980; Organisational Incharge, B.J.P.Mahila Morcha, Gwalior-Chambal Division, 1981-84; State Vice-President, B.J.P. Mahila Morcha, Madhya Pradesh, 1989-91; State President, B.J.P. Mahila Morcha, Madhya Pradesh, 1991-95; All India General Secretary, B.J.P. Mahila Morcha, 1995-97; All India President, B.J.P. Mahila Morcha, 1997-2000; Ex-Member, (i) B.J.P. State Discipline Committee, Madhya Pradesh, (ii) B.J.P. National Constitution Committee and (iii) B.J.P. State Election Committee, Madhya Pradesh, 1994-95; Member, (i) B.J.P. State Executive, Madhya Pradesh, (ii) B.J.P. Central Election Committee and (iii) B.J.P. Central Discipline Committee; All India General Secretary, Spokesperson and Headquarters' incharge, B.J.P. C-501, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D.Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23322990, 23322979, Mobile: 9868181794 Smt. Maya Singh B.A., M.A. (Political Science) Educated at Jiwaji University, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) China, Singapore, Germany, U.K. and Dubai (U.A.E.); Chile as one of the parliamentary delegates of IPU Conference in April 2003 No mayasingh@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1893 Shri Dhyanendra Singh Political and Social Worker Shrimati Uma Devi Madhya Pradesh Keen interest in athletics and basketball E-182/4, Professor Colony, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.Telephone : {0755} 2660121, Mobile: 09425401777 Shri Gambhir Singh Rana
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) Independent & Others Nov. 1996 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1997-98 Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table 1998-99 and Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance June 1998-Feb. 2004 and Aug. 2004 - Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Finance 1999-2001 Member, Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Rajya Sabha Dec. 1999-July 2000 Member, Select Committee on Prevention of Money Laundering Bill, 1999 Dec.1999-Nov.2000 Member, Joint Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Informal Consultative Committee for Northern Railway Zone April 2001-Dec.2002 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto March 2002-Nov. 2002 Member, Committee on Petitions Nov. 2002 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha June 2003-Aug. 2004 Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2004-May 2009 and Aug.2009 onwards Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare Aug. 2004 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee May 2008-Nov. 2008 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Nov. 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2010 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health Two Daughters Promotion of art, culture, sports, education and upliftment of the downtrodden 27/01/1956 Married On 14 June 1987 Was Director, (i) Indian Airlines, (ii) State Bank of India and (iii) National Textiles Corporation; previously associated with Congress; was Secretary, District Congress Committee, Calcutta; was Member, (i) A.I.C.C. and (ii) United Front Steering Committee; Member, (i) Board of Governors of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, (ii) Telephone Advisory Committee, Telecom District Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 1998, (iii) Telephone Advisory Committee, Telecom District Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 1999 and (iv) Hindi Salahkar Samiti of the Department of Defence Production and Supplies and Defence Research and Development Organisation; All India General Secretary, Samajwadi Party; National Spokesperson, Samajwadi Party 27, Lodhi Estate, New DelhiTelephone : 32565397, 32542188, 32542159, 32621022, 23358085, 23358086 Shri Amar Singh B.A., LL.B. Educated at St. Xavier's College and University College of Law, Kolkata U.S.A., U.K., Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Australia, Austria, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Scotland No asingh@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=73 Shrimati Pankaja Kumari Singh Industrialist Shrimati Shail Kumari Singh Uttar Pradesh Member, (i) India International Centre, New Delhi, (ii) N.O.I.D.A. Golf Club, (iii) New Delhi D.D.A. Sports Complex and (iv) Army Golf Course; listening to music, seeing movies and reading books A-361, Chikambarpur, Surya Nagar, Distt.- Ghaziabad Shri Harish Chandra Singh
Chhitoli, Distt. Siwan (Bihar) Bharatiya Janata Party April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2008-May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Aug. 2008-May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Coal Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Two Sons 02/01/1949 Married On 25 May 1972 Vice-Chairman, Marketing Board, Deoghar (Jharkhand) for five terms (three years for each term); Member, Board of Directors, Agricultural Marketing Board, Ranchi for three years; Member, Board of Director Co-operative Bank, Deoghar for three years 116, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23093141, 23094309, Mobile: 9868181381 Shri Jai Prakash Narayan Singh B.Sc. (Hons.) Educated at Bihar University No jpnsinghbabadham@yahoo.co.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2080 Shrimati Bishakha Singh Agriculturist/Farmer and Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Vidyawati Devi Jharkhand Asharam Keshan Road, Castairs Town, B-Deoghar, Jharkhand - 814112Telephone : {06432}225000, Mobile: 09431183181 Late Shri Dwarika Nath Singh
Janta Dal (United) None Married Shri Ramchandra Prasad Singh No ram.chandra@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2167 None Bihar Mustafapur Tola, Vill.-Malti, P.O.&P.S.-Asthawan;, Dist.-Nalanda.Telephone : Mobile: 9013181311, 09434714477
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) Indian National Congress 1997-98 Additional Solicitor General of India April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, Joint Committee to examine the Constitutional and Legal position relating to Office of Profit Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Two Sons Writer, commentator and a popular media face in both visual and print media; has done innumerable talk shows and interactive sessions in English and Hindi on almost all television channels and all leading print publications; has written in several legal and non-legal journals; office bearer in several legal, social and cultural organizations; constitutional and administrative law, corporate law, commercial law and international commercial arbitrations are special areas of his interest 24/02/1959 Writes a popular column, 'Candid Corner' in the Hindustan Times; his columns have been published in a book form as 'Candid Corner: Reflections of Abhishek Singhvi', 2006 with a Foreword by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and also released by him; fortnightly columnist, earlier in 'Indya.com', 'The Pioneer' and now in the 'Hindustan Times'; also a monthly columnist in India's largest Hindi daily, 'Dainik Bhaskar'; has written several articles in leading magazines and periodicals; 'Collection of Legal Writings' (under publication) and 'Emergency Powers: A Comparative Study' (under publication) Married On 08/12/1982 Has the unique distinction of being the youngest person to be designated/appointed/elected Senior Advocate, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India and Vice-President, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA); eminent jurist and front ranking Senior Counsel of the country; designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India; has appeared in several leading and landmark decisions of the Supreme Court on Constitutional Law, Commercial Law and several other areas of Civil Law including D.K. Basu decision on custodial death, 1997, Naveen Jindal Right to Fly the Flag Case, Commercial Free Speech Case of Tata Press Yellow Pages, 1995, NTC Bombay Mills on urban environmental issues, Mandal case on backward classes reservation, Mental asylum reform (as amicus), Renusagar 1 and 2 on international commercial arbitration, Badal case on prevention of corruption, Delhi and Mumbai Airports privatization and several other cases; has also acted as Counsel in numerous leading cases in Delhi High Court and in almost all High Courts in the country; appeared in landmark cases before the MRTPC (Anti-Trust Tribunal), CEGAT (Excise Tribunal), Company Law Board, TELECOM (Original and Appellate Tribunals), National Consumer Tribunal and Central Administrative Tribunal (service matters); has also conducted international commercial arbitrations at I.C.C. Paris, London, New York and Delhi; former Vice-President, Supreme Court Bar Association, 1998-99; Former Member, (i) Governing Board, International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR), (ii) Executive Committee, Central Social Welfare Board, Government of India, (iii) Copyright Advisory Council, Government of India, (iv) Education Sub-commission of Indo-US Education and Cultural Commission, (v) All India Organisation of Employees (A.I.O.E.), (vi) Governing Board, Indraprastha University, Delhi, and (vii) Governing Body, Gyan Bharti School, Delhi; Member and Speaker, (i) Indo-British Legal Forum, (ii) Indo-U.S. Legal Forum and (iii) Indo-Canadian Legal Forum; National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress; Vice Chairperson, Media Department, Indian National Congress; Member, (i) Apex Media Committee, Indian National Congress, (ii) Indo-U.S.legal study team of Indian and U.S. judges and lawyers to propose legal reforms for reducing court arrears - the report was submitted to the Government of India and was made the basis of several amendments in the Civil Procedure Code in 2000, (iii) Kumaramangalam Birla Committee set up by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (S.E.B.I.) to recommend a new legal regime on Insider Trading, (iv) Apex Advisory Board, ABN AMRO Bank, (v) Governing Body, National Law University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, (vi) Agenda 2000, a non-governmental initiative of eminent persons dealing with Delhi's civil problems and (vii) Executive Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (Northern Region); was Chairman, Eisenhower Foundation Fellowship Selection Committee, USIS; Co-Chairman, Indo-US Forum of Parliamentarians; President Elect, SAARCLAW, an association of Judges, Lawyers and Law Persons of the seven SAARC countries; was Hony. President, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India; was President, (i) Governing Body, Motilal Nehru College, Delhi and (ii) SAARCLAW India Chapter; Vice-President, (i) SAARCLAW (representing India) and (ii) Indian Society of Arbitrators; Hony. Joint Secretary, International Institute of Human Rights (I.I.H.R.) (headed by the Chief Justice of India); was Trustee, Foundation for Aviation and Sustainable Tourism (F.A.S.T.); Co-founded the Citizen's Colloquium - a debating forum with FICCI and other co-founders Ms. Shobhana Bhartia, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Shri Suhel Seth, Shri Sunil Mittal and Shri Rajendra Lodha; has addressed several national and international conferences including, (i) US Bicentennial Conference at Karachi, 1987, (ii) The ILO Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, 1989, (iii) The ICCA Conference of Paris, 1998, (iv) The ICCA Conference at New Delhi, 2000, (v) SAARCLAW Conferences in each of the seven SAARC countries including India, (vi) Indian Economic Policy Reform Conference, Stanford University, California, USA (2007) and several other legal and non-legal international and national conferences, seminars, symposia, colloquia and discussion groups as keynote speaker and/or inaugural speaker; Awarded, (i) Global Leader Tomorrow (GLT) award by the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, 1999 and (ii) Trinity College Scholarship for Ph.D.; got his Ph.D. degree from Cambridge University under the renowned constitutional lawyer, Sir William Wade; taught at St. John's College, Cambridge University while completing his Ph.D. and did a short summer programme at Harvard University after Ph.D.; has lectured as guest lecturer at several fora and universities including, (i) The National Law Schools at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Jodhpur, (ii) The Delhi Law Faculty and (iii) Rotary Clubs and Conferences; selected as lead speaker from Treasury Benches of Parliament for many important debates in Parliament A-129, Neeti Bagh, New Delhi - 110049Telephone : 26515599, 26510344, 26968254, 26511343, Mobile: 9810027705 Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., PIL Educated at St. Columba's School, Delhi, St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K. and Havard University, U.S.A. U.S.A., U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Mauritius, erstwhile Czechoslovakia, Austria, Thailand; all S.A.A.R.C. countries, Japan, Iran, Italy, Germany, France, Benelux countries (The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg), Spain, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Finland, Denmark and Sweden No a.singhvi@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2029 Shrimati Anita Singhvi Senior Advocate, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Kamla Singhvi Rajasthan Badminton, cricket, table tennis, chess; Member, (i) India International Centre, (ii) India Habitat Centre, (iii) Siri Fort Sports Club, (iv) Qutub Sports Complex, (v) Delhi Golf Club and (vi) Niti Bagh Club; reading, swimming, movies and music 473, Beriyo Ka Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan Dr. Laxmi Mall Singhvi
Tiruchi Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 1996 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Select Committee on Women's Reservation Bill Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Jan. 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2000-April 2002 Member, Committee on Communications Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information Technology Member, Select Committee on Broadcasting Bill July 2007 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2007-May 2008 Member, Committee on Water Resources Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Spices Board Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Committee of Privilages June 2008 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee One Daughter One Son Has written articles in the Party's official organ Murasoli and other magazines 15/05/1954 (i) Kutravaali Koondil Socrates and (ii) Thalainagiril Tamilan Kural (in Tamil) Married As a student was imprisoned for one year under the M.I.S.A. during the Emergency in 1976; Organiser, D.M.K., District Student's Wing, 1978; Deputy Secretary, D.M.K.Youth Wing, Tamil Nadu, 1982-92; Secretary, D.M.K. Student's Wing, Tamil Nadu, 1992-2007; Chairman, (i) Employees Progressive Union, OFT, Tiruchi and (ii) Retired Employees Union B.H.E.L., Tiruchi; Patron; (i) All India Awardees Teachers Federation, Tamil Nadu and (ii) Alumni Association, Periyar E.V.R. College 15, Firozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23782159, Mobile: 9868181955 Shri Tiruchi Siva M.A. (Eng.), B.L. Educated at Periyar E.V.R. College, Madras University and Tiruchi Law College, Bharatidassan University Australia and Gulf countries No tiruchi.siva@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2046 Shrimati S.Devikarani Shrimati N.Dhanabakkiam Tamil Nadu Cricket, carrom, chess, sudoku, listening to music and reading 33, SBO Colony, Lawsons road, Cantonement, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - 620001Telephone : {0431}2417676, 2412977, Mobile: 09443160180 Shri R. Natesan
Garhpara, Distt. Bhind (Madhya Pradesh) Bharatiya Janata Party August 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha August 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution 2 Daughters 3 Sons Was associated with the National Service Scheme during college days 01/07/1939 Married On 18 June 1958 Teacher, 1958-1965; Professor, P.G.V. College, Gwalior (M.P.), 1966-2000 140, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23795373, 23795374, Mobile: 9868181804 Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki M.A., B.Ed. Educated at P.G.B.T. College, Ujjain and Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh No ks.solanki@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2116 Shrimati Rani Solanki Political and Socal Worker, Professor Shrimati Parvati Bai Madhya Pradesh B-176, Akriti Garden, Kotra, Nehru Nagar, BhopalTelephone : {0755} 2777776, Mobile: 09425008280 Shri Jimipal Singh
Lahore (Undivided Punjab) Indian National Congress 1975 President, Indian Youth Congress March 1976 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1998 President, All India Mahila Congress 1999 onwards General Secretary, All India Congress Committee Jan. 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 10 June 2004) Jan. 2000-Feb. 2004 and Aug. 2004-Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Jan. 2000 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Feb. 2000-2001 Member, Committee on Defence May 2000 -June 2003 Member, House Committee Jan. 2002-Dec. 2003 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Home Affairs July 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Environment and Forests March 2005 - Jan. 2006 Member, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 29 Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Minister of Tourism and Minister of Culture 22 May 2009 onwards Minister of Information and Broadcasting One Son 13/11/1942 Married On 14 October 1961 22, Akbar Road, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23795053, Tele-Fax: 23014800 Smt. Ambika Soni B.A. (Hons.), Diplome Superiore en Langue Francaise, Post-Graduate Diploma in Spanish Art and Literature Educated at Indraprastha College, Delhi University, Alliance Francaise, Bangkok and University of Havana, Cuba South Africa, as member of Commonwealth delegation, China, as member of Women's delegation, Australia, Morocco, U.S.A., Europe, Mexico, Cuba, Russia and erstwhile Czechoslovakia No ambika@sansad.nic.in; ambika_aicc@yahoo.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=83 Shri Uday C.Soni Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Indu Nakul Sen Punjab Reading and travelling; instrumental music (Indian and Western) and gardening 79, Sector 9-A, ChandigarhTelephone : {0172} 2742775, 2746434 Late Shri Nakul Sen, I.C.S
Chail, Distt. Solan (Himachal Pardesh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1998-2003 Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Shimla Director,The H.P. State Co-operative Bank Director, Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Ltd., Shimla 2008 Director, Mahila Vikas Nigam, Solan 2009 Director, Himachal Pradesh State Social Welfare Board, Shimla April 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Women and Child Development Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Water Resources two Daughters One Son Spearheaded the literacy campaign in Himachal Pradesh through "Lotus Welfare Society", an N.G.O., since 1990; Founder, "Manavi", an N.G.O. in 1999 which is engaged in family counselling and women's welfare; adopted six villages for overall development, yoga shivirs; helping the poor especially poor women 26/02/1942 Married On 11 June 1962 President, Mahila Morcha Shimla Mandal, B.J.P., 1990-94; State President (i) Mahila Morcha, B.J.P., Himachal Pradesh, 1994-2000 and 2003-2006 and (ii) National Mahila Morcha, 2006-2009; State Vice-President, B.J.P., Himachal Pradesh, 2000-2003; Member, (i) Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) since 1974, (ii) State Election Committee, B.J.P., 2006-2009; worked in the Red Cross in the Distt. and the State, 1994-2010 C-304, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23318007, 23708295, Mobile: 9013181126 Smt. Bimla Kashyap Sood B.A. Educated at Punjab University, Shimla Thailand No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2138 Late Shri Shrawan Kashyap Sood Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Ved Vati Kuthiala Himachal Pradesh Cooking, knitting, reading books, listening to music especially old songs and ghazals 10/10, Old Butail Building, Middle Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171001Telephone : {0177} 2801126, Mobile: 09418109126 Late Lala Devi Saran Kuthiala
Sopore, Distt. Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) Indian National Congress 1983-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Social Welfare 1984-89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1984-99 Leader, Parliamentary Party, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference 1985-88 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Member, Committee on Estimates 1985-88 and 1998-99 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas 1989-91 Member, Ninth Lok Sabha (3rd term) Nov. 1996 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1996, 1998-99, Jan. 2003-Feb. 2004 and Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 1997-98 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment and Forests 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (4th term) Member, Public Accounts Committee Nov. 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2005 - Jan. 2006 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit 29 Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Union Cabinet Minister of Water Resources Feb. 2009 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Public Accounts Committee Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture April 2010 onwards Member, Central Wakf Council Aug. 2010 onwards Member, National Tiger Conservation Authority Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Chairman, Select Committee to the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 one Daughter Two Sons Has written essays and short stories in Kashmiri, several articles in reputed newspapers and journals on a variety of subjects like Islam and Modernism, Rights of Women, Secularism, Literature, Education and Economics; wrote extensively and participated widely in discussions on Kashmir during the last two decades; received, (i) Soviet Land Nehru Award, (ii) All India Basic Literature Competition Award and (iii) Competition for Literature for Neo-Literates Award 23/11/1937 ((i) Kashmir Crisis, (ii) Why Autonomy to Kashmir, (iii) Secularism - an Interpretation, (iv) A Socio-Economic Survey of Gurez Valley, (v) Problems of Kashmiri Language and Literature and (vi) Daj (A play in Kashmiri on abuses of Dowry system); translated (i) M. Allin's book “1,00,000 Whys” from Russian to Kashmiri (the same was awarded Soviet Land Nehru Award), and (ii) Armugan-e-Taib-anthology of poems by Abdul Gaffar Taaib Married On 9 November 1961 Professor of Economics at Colleges affiliated to the University of Jammu and Kashmir; held high positions in University and School Administration of the Jammu and Kashmir Government before seeking voluntary retirement in April 1983; Chairman, India Centre of Asian Studies; Chief Patron, Foundation for Peace and Sustainabale Development; Patron, People’s Empowerment Mission, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir; was Member, (i) Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (ii) Academic Council, University of Kashmir, (iii) Academic Council, Board of School Education, Jammu and Kashmir, (iv) Bureau for Promotion of Urdu, (v) Parliamentarians for Environment, (vi) Court of Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, (vii) Court of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, (viii) National Integration Council, (ix) Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, (x) Advisory Committee of Sahitya Akademy (Academy of Letters), New Delhi and (xi) Advisory Committee, National Book Trust of India 12, Akbar Road, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23011025, 23011026, Mobile: 9868181984 Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz M.A. (Economics) Educated at Jammu and Kashmir University, Srinagar Travelled extensively in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia; represented India at the international fora as Member/Leader of Indian Delegations : (i) 12th Congress of Afro-Asian Solidarity Conference, Algeria, May, 1984, (ii) Inter-Parliamentary Conference, Mexico, April, 1985, (iii) International Conference on Peace, Copenhagen, May, 1987, (iv) International Conference on Peace, Baghdad, April, 1989, (v) Afro-Asian Conference on Peace and Solidarity, U.S.S.R., May, 1989, (vi) International Conference on Alternative World Order, Kuala Lumpur, November, 1994, (vii) International Conference on Peace Movements, Tripoli, November, 1995, (viii) Conference on Ethnic Conflict in South Asia, Colombo, June, 1996 and (ix) 50th Anniversary of Bandung Conference under the auspices of Afro-Asian Solidarity Organisation at Cairo, Egypt, 28 February - 4 March 2005; represented Indian National Congress at the Third International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) at Beijing, China, 3-5 September, 2004; Member, (i) Parliamentary Delegation, Japan, October, 1989 and (ii) Official Delegation led by the then President of India, Shri K.R. Narayanan to Germany, Luxemburg, Portugal and Turkey, 5-21 September, 1998; Chief Guest at Male (Maldives) representing Government of India at the inauguration of Maldives Institute of Technical Education, May 1997; Leader of Indian Delegation to the (i) Ministerial Conference on Commission on Sustainable Development, Dresden, Germany, March, 1997, (ii) Ministerial Conference on U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification in Asia, Beijing, May 1997, (iii) Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGASS) to review implementation of Agenda 21, New York, 23-27 June 1997, (iv) IXth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Montreal, Canada, 15-17 September 1997, (v) First Conference of Parties of Convention to Combat Desertification, Rome, 8-11 October 1997, (vi) XIth World Forestry Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 11-16 October, 1997 and (vii) Conference of Parties-3 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto, Japan, 9-11 December, 1997; Leader of Indian Parliamentary delegation to the (i) 10th General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Conference on Environment & Development (APPCED), Cozumel Island, Mexico, 13-15 November 2003 and (ii) 11th General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment Development (APPCED), Koroleuv Island, Fiji, 17-20 August 2004, (iii) First Asia Pacific Water Summit at Beppu (Japan) 3-4 December, 2007, (iv) UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation at Shanghai, 31 May 2007 and (v) World Water Summit at Stockholm, 12-18 August, 2007; visited, Austria to hold bilateral discussions with the Environment Minister of Austria on conservation of water bodies, solid waste management, etc., 3-8 July 1997; participated in Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change, Birmingham, U.K., 14-16 May 1998; addressed the U.N. Special Session on Human Rights in Geneva, 22 March-30 April 1999; attended, Meeting of the Standing Committee of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) – Seoul, South Korea, 26-27 May 2005 No ssaif@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1794 Shrimati Mumtazunnisa Educationist, Economist, Writer, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Sajida Begum Jammu & Kashmir Member, (i) Foreign Affairs Club of India, (ii) India International Centre, (iii) India Habitat Centre and (iv) Indian Institute of Public Administration Shehjar Humhama Heights, Airport Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir - 190014Telephone : {0194} 2303456, Mobile: 09419000502 Late Shri Hakim Habibulla
Devakottai, Distt. Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 2004-2006 Member, Censor Board Member, Telephone Advisory Committee Member, Tamil Nadu State Minority Commission Dec. 2007-March 2008 Member, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Water Resources Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas None Advisor, TAFVA, a federation of 2,500 NGOs in Tamil Nadu 08/05/1962 Married On 15 February 1988 106, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23794012, 23794013, Mobile: 9868181585 Smt. Vasanthi Stanley B.A., B.Ed., M.A. (English), B.L. Educated at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai and Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai No vasanthi.stanley@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2059 Shri Stanley Rajan Civil Service and Journalist/Writer Shrimati Jeyalakshmi Tamil Nadu Won prizes in essay writing in English and Tamil poetry, short stories, singing, dancing and acting during school and college days A3, Lloyds Colony, Avvai Shanmugam Road, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014Telephone : {044} 28476364, 26446364, Mobile: 09444033528 Shri S. Ramasamy
Warangal (Andhra Pradesh) Telugu Desam Party 2005-2010 Floor Leader, Telugu Desam Party, Municipal Corporation, Warangal June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table Two Sons 28/07/1964 Married On 4 May 1984 Board Member, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, 2002-2004 A-46, 2nd Floor Front, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057Telephone : 26147614, 26154002, Mobile: 9013181133 Smt. Gundu Sudharani M.A. (Public Administration) Educated at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai Singapore, Malaysia and U.S.A. No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2143 Shri Gundu Prabhakar Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Samala Venkatalaxmi Andhra Pradesh H.No.12-6-110, Ramannapet, Warrangal District, Andhra Pradesh.Telephone : {0870} 2425242, Mobile: 09490755918 Late Shri Samala Narsaiah
Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu) Nominated 1954 - 66 Teacher, Researcher and Research Administrator, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1954-72 Teacher, Researcher and Research Administrator, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 1966-72 Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute 1971-77 Member, National Commission on Agriculture 1972 - 79 Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Government of India 1979-80 Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Government of India April-June 1980 Acting Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India June 1980-April 1982 Member, (Agriculture, Rural Development, Science and Education) Planning Commission, Government of India 1980-82 Chairman, Science Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of India 1981 Chairman, Working Group on Control of Blindness Chairman, Working Group on Control of Leprosy 1981-82 Chairman, National Biotechnology Board April 1982-Jan. 1988 Director-General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines 1988-89 Chairman, Steering Committee for Environment and Forestry of the Planning Commission 1989-90 Chairman, Core Committee for the preparation of a National Environment Policy, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India Chairman, High Level Committee for the review of the Central Ground Water Board 1989 onwards Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 1993-94 Chairman, Expert Group for the preparation of a draft National Population Policy 1994 onwards UNESCO Chair in Ecotechnology at MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai 1994-97 Chairman, Committee for Research on Agricultural Exports in the context of the World Trade Agreement, Government of India 1996-97 Chairman, Committee to restructure agricultural education 1996-98 Chairman, Committeee on Remedying Regional Imbalances in Agriculture, Government of India 1998 Chairman, Committee to draft a National Biodiversity Act 2000-2001 Chairman, Tenth Plan Steering Committee in the area of Agriculture and allied sectors 2002-2007 President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 2004 Chairman, Task Force for a National Policy for Agricultural Biotechnology 2004-06 Chairman, National Commission on Farmers, Government of India 2005 Chairman, Expert Group for a Review of Coastal Zone Regulation Chairman, Task Group on Revamping and Refocussing National Agricultural Research System 1992-96 and 2005-2007 President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences April 2007 Nominated to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2007-May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Aug. 2007 onwards UNESCO-Cousteau Professor in Ecotechnology for Asia Adjunct Professor in the field of Ecotechnology-Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, University of Madras IGNOU Chair on Sustainable Development Three Daughters Carnatic Music and Bharata Natyam Dance; Recognition by Scientific Academies: Fellow, (i) Indian Academy of Sciences (F.A.Sc.), 1957, (ii) Indian National Science Academy (FNA), 1962, (iii) Royal Society of London, (FRS) 1973, (iv) Royal Society of Arts, London, 1985, (v) European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, 1988, (vi) Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, 1992, (vii) Linnean Society of London, 1994, (viii) American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1994, (ix) Madras Science Foundaiton, 1999, (x) Indian Society for Plantation Crops, 2000 and (xi) U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Honoraray Fellow, (i) Swedish Seed Association, Sweden, 1971, (ii) National Academy of Sciences, India, 1976, (iii) Crop Science Society of America & the American Society of Agronomy, 1996, (iv) Association of Aquaculture, 1998, and (v) Indian Institute of Science, 2008; Foreign Associate, National Acedemy of Sciences of the United States, 1977; Foreign Fellow, National Academy of Sciences of Italy (Academia Nazionale delle Science della Dei XL), 1985; Foreign Member, (i) All-Union Academy of Agricultural Science, USSR, 1978, (ii) Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, 1983 and (iii) Russian Academy of Agricualtural Sciences, 1992; Founding Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1983; Foreign Honorary Member, National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts, 1984; Corresponding Member, Academia dei Georgofili, Italy, 1994; Honorary Member, World Innovation Foundation, 2002; Honorary Research Professor, (i) Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1987, and (ii) Genetics Department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987; International Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1992; President, (i) XV International Congress of Genetics, New Delhi, 1983, (ii) National Academy of Sciences, India, 1988-90, and (iii) National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, 1991-96; Vice-President, XVIII Internatioal Congress of Genetics, Beijing, 1998; General President, Indian Science Congress, Waltair, 1976; Awarded, (i) Padma Shri, 1967, (ii) Padma Bhushan, 1972 and (iii) Padma Vibushan, 1989 National Scientific Awards: (i) Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award For contibutions in Biological Sciences, 1961, (ii) Birbal Sahni Medal of the Indian Botanical Society for contributions for Applied Botany, 1966, (iii) Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal of the Indian National Science Academy, 1971, for contributions to genetics and agricultural research, (iv) Barcaly Medal of the Asiatic Society, 1978, for contribution to genetics, (v) Moudgil Prize, 1978, for contributions to standardization, (vi) Borlaug Award, 1979, (vii) Meghnad Saha Medal of the Indian National Science Academy, 1981, (vii) Rathindranath Tagore Prize of Visva Bharati University, 1981, (viii) R. D. Misra Medal of the Indian Environmental Society,1981 (ix) 'Krishi Ratna' Award by the Bharat Krishak Samaj/World Agriculture Fair Memorial Trust Society, 1986, (x) Dr. J.C. Bose Medal, Bose Institute, 1989, (xi) Lal Bahadur Shastri Deshgaurav Samman, 1992, (xii) Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1992, (xiii) Charles Darwin International Science and Environment Medal, 1993, (xiv) Dr. B.P. Pal Medal for unique contributions to agricultural research and development of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, 1997, (xv) V. Gangadharan Award for outstanding contributions to national development, 1997, (xvi) B.P. Pal Memorial Award of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1998, (xvii) Shatabdi Puraskar in the field of Agricultural Sciences of the Indian Science Congress Association, 1999, (xviii) Prof. P.N. Mehra Memorial Award, 1999, (xix) Legend in his Lifetime Award by the World Wilderness Trust, 1999, (xx) Asutosh Mookerjee Memorial Award for 1999-2000 by the Indian Science Congress Association, (xxi) Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2000, for his outstanding contribution in the domain of plant genetics and ensuring food security to hundreds of millions of citizens in the developing world, (xxii) Millennium Alumnus Award by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, 2000, (xxiii) Millennium Scientist Award by the Indian Science Congres Association, 2001, (xxiv) Lokmanya Tilak Award by the Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune, 2001, (xxv) Indira Gandhi Gold Plaque by the Asiatic Society for his significant contribution towards human progress, 2002, (xxvi) Bio-Spectrum Life Time Achievement Award, 2003, (xxvii)Technology Achievement Award, 2005, (xxviii) Raja Ramohan Roy Puraskar, 2005, (xxix) Sir Deviprasad Sarvadhikary Medal, 2005, (xxx) All India Management Association's Life Time Achievement Award for Management, 2007, in recognition of his contribution to sustainable development through mitigation of hunger in India and elsewhere, (xxxi) Distinguished Global Thinker Award, by the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, New Delhi, 2007, for his work in the cause of achieving food and agricultural security, and (xxxii) Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics Management, 2007 Recipient of International Awards for Outstanding contributions in varied areas: (i) Mendel Memorial Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1965, (ii) Ramon Magasaysay Award for Community Leadership, 1971, (iii) Bennett Commonwealth Prize of the Royal Society of Arts, 1984, (iv) Bicentenary Medal of the University of Georgia, U.S.A., 1985, (v) Award for serving the cause of Women in Development, instituted by the International Association for Women and Development, Washington D.C., United States, 1985, (vi) Albert Einstein World Science Award by the World Cultural Council, 1986, (vii) First World Food Prize, 1987, (viii) The Golden Heart Presidential Award, Phillipines, 1987, (ix) Commandeur of the Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands, 1990, (x) The Tyler Prize for Environmnetal Achievement, 1991, (xi) Honda Prize of the Honda Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 1991, (xii) Asian Regional Award by the Asian Productivity Organisation, 1994, (xiii) UNEP-Sasakawa, Environment Prize, 1994, (xiv) World Academy of Art and Science, 1994, Special Award, (xv) Global Environmental Leadership Award, 1995, by the Climate Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A., (xvi) Highest Award for International Cooperation on Enviroment and Development, China, 1997, (xvii) Ordre du Merite Agricole (created in1883), France, 1997, (xviii) Henry Shaw Medal awarded by the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 1998, (xix) The VOLVO Environment Prize, Sweden/U.S.A., 1999, (xx) UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal, France, 1999, (xxi) Franklin D, Roosevelt Four Freedoms Medal by the Franklin and Eleanor, Roosevelt Institute, 2000, (xxii) Planet and Humanity Medal of the International Geographical Union, 2000, (xxiii) The Economic Times Awards for Coporate Excellence-Lifetime Achievement, 2002, (xxiv) Toda Award for Peace Achievement, Japan, (xxv) Outstanding Technology Leadership by Scientific American, December, 2004, (xxvi) Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Award, 2005, (xxvii) The Crop Science Society of America Presidential Award, 2005, (xxviii) Ordre Du Merite Agricole (Commander of the Agricol Merit), France, 2006, and (xxix) Sahametrei Medal of the Royal Government of Combodia (in the grade of Chevalier), 2006 07/08/1925 Author: (i) Building a National Food Security System, Indian Environmental Society, 1981, (ii) Science and Integrated Rural Development, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1982, (iii) Science and the conquest of hunger, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1983, (iv) Sustainable Agriculture: Towards an Evergreen Revolution, Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, 1996, (v) Sustainable Agriculture : Towards Food Security, Konark Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Delhi, 1996, (vi) I Predict : A Century of Hope Towards an era of harmony with nature and freedom from hunger, East West Books Pvt. Ltd., 1999 and (vii) From Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg - Action Today and not just promises for tomorrow, East West Books Pvt. Ltd., Madras, 2002; Co-Authored with S.L.Kochhar: (i) Groves of Beauty and Plenty - An Atlas of Major Flowering Trees in India, Macmillan India Ltd., Delhi, 2003, (ii) Groves of Beauty and Plenty - An Atlas of Major Flowering Trees in India (Second Edition), Macmillan India Ltd., Delhi, 2007; Editor: (i) Biotechnology in Agriculture: A dialogue, 1991, (ii) Information Technology : A dialogue, 1993, (iii) Wheat Revolution : A dialogue, 1993, (iv) Uncommon Opportunities : An Agenda for Peace and equitable development, 1994, (v) Ecotechnology and Rural Employment : A dialogue, 1994, (vi) Farmers' Rights and Plant Genetic Resources : A dialogue, 1995, (vii) Agro-biodiversity and Farmers' Rights, 1996, (viii) Gender Dimensions in Biodiversity Management, 1998 and (ix) Agriculture Cannot Wait : New Horizons in Indian Agriculture, 2007; Co-editor: (i) Cytogenetics of crop plants, 1983, (ii) New Frontiers in Technology Application, 1983, (iii) Global aspects of Food Production, 1985, (iv) Proceeding of the first International Symposium on Chromosome engineering in plants, 1986, (v) Plants and Society, 1989, (vi) Biotechnology : Reaching the Unreached - an interdisciplinary dialogue, 1991, (vii) Biotechnolgy for Asian Agriculture: Public Policy Implications, 1991, (viii) Biodiversity : Implications for Global Food Security, 1992, (ix) Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystems, 1993, (x) Towards a Hunger-free World: The Ethical Dimensions, 2004, (xi) National Food Security Summit, (selected papers) 2004, (xii) Towards Hunger Free India : From Vision to Action, 2004, (xiii) Environment and Agriculture, 2006 and (xiv) Agriculture Cannot Wait, 2006 Married On 11 April 1955 Author of Sustainable Livelihood Security Models like biovillage, biovalley and bioparks and of the concept, "Non-violence to Nature should become a Non-negotiable Human Ethic"; has been acclaimed as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th Century by TIME Magazine; has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology" and by Javier Perez de Cuellar, former Secretary General of the United Nations, as "a living legend who will go into the annals of history as a world scientist of rare distinction"; has been widely referred to as the scientific leader of the green revolution movement; an acknowledged world leader in the field of sustainable food security; Fellow of many of the leading scientific academies of India and the world; Foreign Associate, National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 1977; Former Chairman, National Commission on Farmers Chairman of National Committee set up by the Government of India, 1980-2002: (i) Expert Group on programmes for the alleviation of poverty, (ii) Task force for the study of eco-development in the Himalayan Region, (iii) Task Force for developing an eco-development plan for Goa, (iv) Committee for the development of water resources of Western Ghats, (v) Expert Group on perishable agricultural commodities and (vi) Study Group on fuel wood requirements Honorary Positions in International Committees / Organisations: Founder Chairman, Trustees of the Iwokrama International Centre for the Sustainable Management of Rainforests, Guyana, 1992-99; Chairman, (i) Committee of the Whole, UN Conference on Desertification, Nairobi, 1977, UN Science Advisory Committee to take follow up action on the Vienna Plan of Action; (ii) U.N. Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development, 1980-83, (iii) UN Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development, 1980-83, (iv) Governing Board CAB International, 1991-94, (v) Global Hunger Project, 1994-2000 and (vi) Genetic Resources Policy Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 1994-2002; Independent Chairman, FAO Council, 1981-1985; Vice-Chairman, (i) Technical Advisory Committee to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 1971-1977, and (ii) Protein-Calorie Advisory group of United Nations, 1972-1977; President, (i) International Federation of Agricultural Research Systems for Development (IFARD), 1976-1983, and (ii) International Bee Research Association (IBRA), 1978-1990; Founder-Trustee, Biobliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; Trustee, Ford Foundation, 1989-97; Member, (i) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Tropical Diseases Research, World Health Organisaion, 1983-85 and (ii) China International Council for Sustainable Development, 1992-2002; Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, U.S.A., 1989-95 Honorary Positions in organisations devoted to Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development: Founder Chairman, Society forthe promotion of Wasteland Development, India, 1982 - 86; Chairman, (i) Advisory Panel on Environment, Forestry and Food Security of the World Commission on Environment and Development, 1984-86, (ii) Editorial Advisory Panel for the World Resources Report, 1986-1998, and (iii) Board of Trustees, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, since 2003; President, (i) International Union for the Conservation of Nature and (iii) International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems, 1990-93; Honorary Vice-President, World Wild Life Fund International, 1985-87; Trustee, (i) World Resources Institute, 1985-1994 and (ii) Better World Society, 1986-1992; Founder Member and later Chairman, Board of Trustees of the International Council for Research on Agro-forestry, 1977-1982 503, Brahmaputra, Dr. B. D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23731688, 23766897 Prof. M.S. Swaminathan B.Sc., Ph.D. Educated at Travancore University, Coimbatore Agricultural College, Madras University and School of Agriculture, University of Cambridge, U.K. Associateship of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi UNESCO Fellow in Genetics at the Agricultural University at Wageningen, the Netherlands Research Associate in Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, U.S.A. Recepient of 58 Honorary Doctorate degrees from Universities around the world Most of the countries in the world No swami.ms@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2042 Shrimati Mina Swaminathan Agricultural Research and Rural Development Late Shrimati Thangam Nominated Cricket and Tennis 21, Rathora Nagar, Teynampet, Chennai - 600018Telephone : {044} 24345312, 22542790 Late Dr. M.K. Sambasivan
Patna (Bihar) Nationalist Congress Party 1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha 1985-89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha Aug. 1987-April 1988 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to inquire into Bofors Contract 1996-98 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha July 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Nov. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Rules March 2007 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf April 2008 Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha June 2008 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee four Daughters One Son Founder President, (i) All India Qaumi Tanzeem, a registered social organization working for the welfare of weaker sections and minorities since 1986 and (ii) Jan Astha, a registered social organization since 1991; Founder Chairman, (i) Yasmin Foundation, a registered Charitable Trust since 1997 and (ii) Disha Charitable Trust, since 2005 16/01/1951 Married On 13 January 2001 His family has been associated with the freedom struggle; started career as a journalist; Founder Editor, Chhatra, a weekly tabloid in Hindi published from Patna, 1972-74; Editor, (i) Yuvak Dhara, first a weekly tabloid and later a fortnightly magazine published from Patna from 1974 and later published from Delhi since 1982 and (ii) Tanzeem Times, a monthly magazine in English published from New Delhi since 1986; Chief Editor, Sadakat Vani, a monthly magazine in Hindi published from Patna since 1988; Editor-in-Chief, Rashtrawadi Sankalp, a fortnightly newspaper in Hindi published from New Delhi since 2001; President, (i) Bihar State Youth Congress (I), 1976-81, (ii) All India Youth Congress (I), 19 September 1982 - 24 April 1985 and (iii) Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (I), 5 March 1988 - 7 March 1989; Founder General Secretary, Nationalist Congress Party since 23 May 1999; General Secretary, (i) All India Youth Congress (I), 1981-82 and (ii) All India Congress Committee (I), 4 September 1997 and again from June 1998 - 3 February 1999; Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (I), 1982; Chairman, (i) Bihar State Small Scale Industries Corporation, 1982-85, (ii) All India Congress Seva Dal (I), 24 September 1985 - 11 May 1988, (iii) A.I.C.C. (I) Minority Cell, 27 September 1993 -December 1996 and (iv) Dargah Committee Ajmer, 1993-96; Working Chairman, (i) Bihar State 20-Point Implementation Committee, 1 June 1988 - 19 June 1989 and (ii) Bihar State 15-Point Implementation Committee for Welfare of Minorities, 20 June 1989 - November 1990; Political Secretary to President, Indian National Congress, December 1996 - 4 September 1997; Member, (i) Indian Parliamentary Delegation headed by Hon'ble Speaker in the Inter-Parliamentary Conference, Ottawa (Canada), 1985, (ii) Indian Parliamentary delegation in Inter-Parliamentarians Conference, Bulgaria, 1987, and (iii) Indian Goodwill Haj delegation to Saudi Arabia, 1988 AB-11, Tilak Marg, New DelhiTelephone : 23384374, 23384392, Mobile: 9868181771, 9868181278 Shri Tariq Anwar B.Sc. Educated at College of Commerce, Patna, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (Bihar) U.S.A., U. K., Canada, Germany, France, Holland, Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cuba and Belgium No t.anwar@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1959 Shrimati Hena Kausar Shrimati Bilquis Jahan Maharashtra Hony. Member, National Sports Club of India, Delhi; Member, (i) India International Centre, New Delhi and (ii) India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi; deeply interested in sports especially in badminton, table tennis, cricket, football, tennis, volleyball and kabaddi 34, 9th Floor, Asha Co-operative Housing Society, Malawni, Malad(W), Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400067 Late Shah Mushtaque Ahmed
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) Bharatiya Janata Party July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha August 2010 onwards Member, Committee on External Affiars one Daughter One Son Author, traveller and poet, known for his writings on pluralism, Hindu nationalism and anti-terror activities; National Spokesperson, B.J.P.; Honorary Director, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation; nomintated on the (i) Executive Council Board of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, 2002-2003, and (ii) Governing Council of Makhan Lal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Bhopal since 2004; Vice-Chairman, Media Committee, Afro-Asian Games, 2001; Youngest member of Home Minister's Advisory Committee (HMAC), 1981-82 during Smt. Indira Gandhi's regime; was Member, (i) Central Official Language Committee chaired by the Prime Minister of India, 2002-04, (ii) Jury, National Film Awards, 2001, (iii) Executive Committee, Editors Guild of India, 2004-2005, (iv) Authors Guild of India, (v) India-Japan Eminent Persons' Group (MEA) and (vi) India-China Eminent Persons' Group (MEA); recieved prestigious fellowship from Sichuan University, China to study India-China relations; a Sinologist working on India-China Relations; was invited by the U.S. Govt. to study its democratic institutions in 1990; invited by the European Commission to Brussels to study its democratic institutions in 2004; conceptualized and helped materialise Indus Festival (Sindhu Darshan) in Ladakh; led India's first-Indus expedition from Demchhok to Batalik; awarded, (i) Best Editor Award by Delhi Publishers Association, 1994, (ii) Pragya Samman, New Delhi, 1994, (iii) Gyani Gyan Singh Award for best writings in Hindi by the Government of Punjab, April 1999 (iv) Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Literary Award, 2000, Nagaur (Rajasthan), (v) Gaurav Samman by the Rotary Club for fearless journalism, 2001, (vi) Vishwa Hindi Ratna Samman, 2001 and (vii) Rajmata Scindia Award for Journalism, 2007; he is an environmentalist, tribal activist and a keen photographer 02/03/1956 Author of several books which include (in English), (i) Saffron Surge, (ii) India Battles to Win and (iii) An Odyssey in Tibet (the book has been translated into the Chinese language); edited, Indus Saga; In Hindi, (i) Sakshat Shiv Se Samvad, (ii) Akash Hamare Seene Mein, (iii) Samay Ka Sach, (iv) Yudh Abhi Baki Hai, (v) Bharat Ka Man, (vi) Pankh Lagi Pagdandiya, (vii) Bharat Niyati Aur Sangharsh and (viii) Rishi Parampara; edited, (i) Vampanthi Kalush Katha, (ii) Communist Atankvad, (iii) Kargil Katha (iv) Sindhu Gatha and (v) Ramsetu Rakshtu; has written over 2000 articles in English and Hindi in national dailies and magazines; regular columnist for more than twenty two newspapers; was chief Editor of Panchjanya for approxmately two decades Married Participated in save democracy movement during the Emergency in 1975; established Vani Parishad, an organization for the youth and spread Vivekananda Youth Mahamandal under the guidance of the Ramakrishna Mission; worked as a full time worker of the Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram in Dadra and Nagar Haveli for five years; was the only Editor known in South Asia to have taken the initiative to launch a 'Peace Agenda Initiative' collaborating with the largest circulation daily in Pakistan, Daily Jang; participated in Metropolis Conference, The Hague, 2010; has completed pilgrimage to Kailash-Mansarovar twice, from Indian side and from Lhasa; was feliciatated by the Princess of Thailand for strengthening India-Thai relations 3, Hanuman Road, Behind Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, New Delhi.Telephone : 23362704, 23360211, Mobile: 9312716888, 9711254888, 9013181888 Shri Tarun Vijay B.A. Educated at Dehradun and Osmania University, Hyderabad Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, Suriname, Thailand, Uzbekistan, U.S.A., U.K. and Vietnam No tarun.vijay@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2166 Shrimati Vandana Vijay Journalist/Writer Shrimati Raj Rani Uttarakhand Trekking, mountaineering, photography and cycling 35, Krishna Street (Ghosi Gali), Dehradun, Uttarakhand.Telephone : {0135} 2652600, 2656888 Late Shri Ram Murti Pawsey
Vadavi, Ta.-Kadi, Distt. Mehsana (Gujarat) Bharatiya Janata Party April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 - May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Industry Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Two Sons Has taken part in various social and cultural activities; reading books 01/06/1960 Married On 12 May 1977 144, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23093124, Mobile: 9868181394 Shri Natuji Halaji Thakor SSC Educated at Mudarada, Distt. Mehsana (Gujarat) No natuji.thakor@gmail.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2071 Shrimati Soramben Thakor Agriculture and Business Shrimati Kamlaben Halaji Thakor Gujarat Playing and watching cricket 8, OM Shubham Bunglows, Behind Ashoka Hotel, Nagalpur Highway, Mehsana.Telephone : {02762} 249777, Mobile: 09428818077 Shri Halaji Thakor
Kishangarh, Distt. Ajmer (Rajasthan) Indian National Congress 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha April - Dec. 2002 Member, Committee on Commerce Jan. 2003 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Information Technology Aug. 2004 - April 2008 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Library Committee Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Steel Feb. 2005 - Nov. 2007 Member, Hindi Shiksha Samiti Nov. 2005 - April 2008 Member, Press Council of India May 2006 - April 2008 Member, Committee on Official Language Aug. 2006 - April 2008 Member, Committee on Industry Aug. 2006 onwards Member, Sub-Committee-I, Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women Member, Committee on Urban Development Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice Two Sons Active participation in women welfare organizations; achieved national fame for poetic works; the main theme of the poems has been national integrity and goodwill; participated in recitations in India and abroad; Advisory Member, Vishwa Bauddha Sanskritik Sangathan; Member, Maha Bodhi Society of India; script-writing and film production: Mahalakshmi Maa (Hindi), Gora Hat Ja (about Freedom Struggle) and Beenani Hove to Isi (Rajasthani) and film song writing; participation in Kavi Sammelan in India and abroad; working for world peace through Buddhism 10/09/1949 Collection of poems in Hindi titled Bauraya Man (1982), Aakhar Aakhar (1990), Chetna ke Swar (1995) Married On 31 January 1971 Co-Chairman, Vichar Vibhag, All India Congress Committee; worked in various capacities in the Indian National Congress during the last twenty years; contested elections on Congress ticket for the Legislative Assembly (once) and Lok Sabha (twice); Director, Hinglaj Hotels; Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee; Member, DEPCO Committee of All India Congress Committee; Nominated President, All India Mahila Congress, March 2008 7, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23093392, Fax: 23093391, Mobile: 9868181798 Dr. Prabha Thakur B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Educated at Udaipur University, Udaipur (Rajasthan) Nepal, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Dubai (U.A.E.), Muscat (Oman), Pakistan, Sri Lanka and many other countries No prabha@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1896 Shri Rajen Thakur (renowned Hindi Poetess) and Social Worker Shrimati Sushila Devi Rajasthan A-137, Krishna Marg, Shyam Nagar, Jaipur, RajasthanTelephone : {0141} 2293364, 2293429 Shri Devi Singh Ji Barhath, R.A.S.
Dubaha, Distt. Muzaffarpur (Bihar) Bharatiya Janata Party Positions Held 1984 Elected to Eighth Lok Sabha 1998 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1998-99 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests; and its Sub-Committee on Ganga Action Plan Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs 1999 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (3rd term) 22 Nov. 1999-26 May 2000 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources 27 May 2000-30 June 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare 29 Jan. 2003-May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Small Scale Industries, Development of North-Eastern Region April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2008 onwards Member, Committee on the Empowerment of Women Member, Committee on Information Technology Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare May 2009 onwards Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University two Daughters Two Sons Medical education for the common man through the media by writing numerous articles in the press and talk shows on television and radio; organizing free medical camps in areas of Harijans, Adivasis and weaker sections of society; published more than 100 research papers in national and international medical journals and more than 200 articles on topics of general interest and health; has revolutionized the concept of the treatment of kala-azar and post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis and recognized as as international authority in this field; his suggestions have been accepted by the WHO and other international organisations and incorporated in textbook of medicine; has served as member on the governing bodies of different organisatons, chaired scientific sessions and organised various seminars and conferences; has received several awards including, Padma Shree, 1982, Dr. B.C. Roy's National Award by Medical Council of India (Outstanding Teacher), 1983, Dr. P.N. Raju Oration Award, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) (Kala-azar Research), 1990, Prof. S.C. Seal Award, Voluntary Health Association India for Outstanding Public Health Work, 2001, Ranbaxy Science Foundation Medical Science Award (Clinical Research), 2002, Life Time Achievement Award, HIV Congress-2008, Mumbai and Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award by the Institute for One World Health (IOWH), San Francisco, U.S.A.; Principal Investigator of WHO for trial of new drugs for treatment of kala-azar, 1998-2000, 2002 and 2004; Founder Fellow, Association of Physicians of India, 1988; social development and upliftment of Harijans 03/09/1931 Has authored/co-authored/edited several books including Dynamics of Development 1975, A glimpse of Indian Technology, World Trade Organization, Control of Leishmaniasis, 1990, Technical Report Series 791, WHO (Geneva), Chapter on Leishmaniasis in API Text Book of Medicine, India Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, B.J.P. Era, 1999, Kala-azar, Past, Present and Future, Tropical Institute, Calcutta, Development of Bihar by 2015, Balaji Utthan Sansthan, 1996, Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Research on special issues on 'Leishmaniasis', 2004 Married On 12 June 1957 Stood first and received gold medal in M.B.B.S. Honours; worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Medicine, Patna Medical College, 1957-1981 and currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Patna Medical College, Patna; Chairman, (i) Kala-azar Spot Assessment Committee, Government of India, 1990-91, (ii) Expert Kala-azar Committee to formulate prevention programme for Kala-azar, 1991, Government of India, (iii) Task Force for elimination of Kala-azar and Malaria in Bihar (in the rank of Cabinet Minister of Bihar) (iv) UNDP sponsored core group discussion on Kala-azar, 1993 and (v) Balaji Utthan Sansthan, Patna, since 1994; associated with several medical associations/institutes/bodies in India and abroad; has attended and participated in several conferences/meetings held on medicine, health and related issues 401, Brahmaputra, Dr. B. D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23355157, 23765157, Mobile: 9868181646 Dr. C.P. Thakur M.B.B.S., M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P. Educated at Patna Medical College, Patna University, Bihar, Royal College of Physicians, London and Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and Royal College of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London Widely travelled No cp.thakur@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2076 Dr. (Smt.) Uma Thakur Medical Practitioner, Scientist, Teacher and Educationist Shrimati Sharda Thakur Bihar Patron of different sports clubs, and sports in backward areas; listening to music, watching cricket and gardening C Complex-Fraser Road, Patna, Bihar - 800001Telephone : {0612} 2221797, Mobile: 09431016360 Shri Radhamohan Thakur
Dharamshala, Distt. Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) Indian National Congress 1985-90, 1993-98 and 1998-2003 Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1995-98 Minister of State (Independent charge), Indian System of Medicines, Government of Himachal Pradesh Aug. 2003-March 2006 Chairperson, State Commission for Women, Himachal Pradesh April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 - Nov. 2006 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Aug. 2006 -July 2008 President, Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee Member, Committee on Defence Nov. 2006 -May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare July 2007-May 2009 Member, India-U.S.A. Parliamentary Friendship Group Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Government Assurances May 2008-Sept. 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Women and Child Development Aug. 2008-May 2009 Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Petitions Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways March 2010 onwards Member, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) December 2010 onwards Member, Central Advisory Committee for the National Cadet Corps Jan. 2010 onwards Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Two Daughters Women welfare activities, interested in trekking and mountaineering, skiing, debating, reading and writing 04/10/1943 Married On 19 June 1961 President, Delhi State Bharat Scouts and Guides since April 2009; Member, Executive Committee of Congress (I) Party in Parliament since March 2010 10, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23355444, Mobile: 9868181003 Smt. Viplove Thakur B.A., M.A. (Political Science) Educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh Germany, France and U.K.; visited, (i) Russia, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary to attend the World Peace Council meetings in 1980 and (ii) Australia, to attend a Conference on Population in 2004; as a member of the delegation to strengthen the cultural and economic relations with India, visited, (i) Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago in Nov. 2006, (ii) Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, April 2008, (iii) New Zealand, to attend Standing Committee on Women, Aug. 2008, (iv) Mongolia, to attend a Conference on Financing Health Millennium Development Goals, Sept. 2008, (v) Vietnam, to attend General Assembly of IAPPD on Parliamentarians Movement and Climate Change, Dec. 2008, (vi) Sri Lanka, to attend an International conference of AFPPD, Feb. 2009, (vii) Bali (Indonesia), Indonesia, to attend Inter Country Parliamentarians Meeting on Maternal Health, Aug. 2009, (viii) Malaysia, to attend 7th Asian-Pacific Women Parlilamentarians' and Ministers' Conference, November, 2009, (ix) Phillippines, to attend Asia-Pacific regional seminar on "Indigenous Issues, Climate change and Rural Poverty", March, 2010 and (x) Washington, to attend a Training Programme for Parliamentarians, April, 2010 No viplove.thakur@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2009 Late Shri Thakur Harnam Singh Social Worker Shrimati Sarla Sharma Himachal Pradesh Reading fiction and watching movies and theatre Village - Narwana Khas, Tehsil -Yol Camp, Distt.- Kangra, Himachal Pradesh - 176215Telephone : {01892} 235100 Late Shri Paras Ram
Sankarankoil, Distt. Thirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) Dravida Munnetra Kazagham 1983-84 Agriculture Officer, Government of Tamil Nadu 1986-1991 Vice-Chairman, Sankarankoil Municipality, Distt. Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu 1989-1991 Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly Minister, Handloom and Urban Development, Government of Tamil Nadu 1996-2001 and 2001-2006 Chairman, Sankarankoil Municipality, Distt. Thirunelveli, Tamil Nadu June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Ministry of Tourism Member, Standing Committee on Agriculutre one Daughter Two Sons Social and cultural activities; sports; Managing Trustee, Sankaramoorthy Educational Trust, a public charitable and educational trust 15/04/1954 Married On 14 December 1987 C-204, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23708300, Mobile : 9013181036 Shri S. Thangavelu B.Sc. (Agriculture) Educated at Agriculture College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Tamil Nadu No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2147 Shrimati T. Packiam Political and Social Worker Shrimati S. Kaliammal Tamil Nadu Basketball and Football 126/6, Gandhi Nagar East, 4th Street, Kalugumalai Road, Sankarankoil, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.Telephone : {04636} 222408, Mobile: 09443389036 Shri U. Sankaramurthy
Kaluakhaman, Distt. Mayurbhanj (Orissa) Indian National Congress July 1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1994 -1996 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1996 - 1997 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha May 2005-March 2006 Member, National Commission for Women April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Rural Development Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways None Interested in (i) organizing tribal festivals and preserving the rich traditional culture of different tribes, (ii) rural tribal area development and (iii) encouraging young artistes and sportspersons; reading and writing stories in Oriya language 06/02/1956 Unmarried General Secretary, All India Youth Congress, 1987-93; Joint Secretary, A.I.C.C.,1994-98; Secretary, A.I.C.C.,1998-99 and 2001-04; was Vice-President, 'SUSAR', a tribal organisation in Orissa AB-16, Mathura Road, New DelhiTelephone : 23782046, Mobile: 9810633817, 9868181956 Ms. Sushila Tiriya B.A., C.T., B.Ed. Educated at Karanjia College, Karanjia (Utkal University) New York and Miami (U.S.A.), Rome (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Athens (Greece), Mexico, Nicaragua and Bangladesh as member of the Indian Parliamentary delegation and the All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) delegation No sushila.tiriya@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=584 None Late Smt. Mamari Tiriya Orissa Was an athlete during her high school days Village Kalua Khaman, Post Office Rugudi, P.S. Jashipur, District Mayur Bhanj, Orissa.Telephone : {06792} 254211, 252141, Mobile: 09437958966 Late Shri Rupnarayan Tiriya
Village Ramdihra, Distt. Bhojpur (Bihar) Janta Dal (United) 1996 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly 2000 Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly (second term) April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf Aug. 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Finance Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs two Daughters Two Sons Writing political reviews and reporting for the Charangivarta published from Kolkata; writing commentaries on various subjects in Dinman and Ravivar; writing memoirs and reviews in the newspapers 09/12/1943 Married On 13 April 1965 Participated in 'Ghera Dalo Andolan' organised by the Samyukta Socialist Party in 1965 and jailed for the first time; braved brutal police lathi charge in the meeting held at Gandhi Maidan for violating Section 144 in protest of police firing in Patna and arrest of Dr. Lohia in 1965 and the Samyukta Socialist Party's demonstration on the occasion of Janvani Diwas in Delhi and black flag demonstration in Patna under 'Angrezi Hatao' agitation in 1970; arrested in connection with 'Kutch Andolan', Delhi and jailed four times during the movement in 1974; detained for 17 months and 18 days under the MISA during emergency and arrested during demonstration against the Press Bill and imprisoned for about one and a half month; suffered injuries during the meeting of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan held at Gandhi Maidan on the issue of reservation to the socially backward by Karpoori Thakur; National Vice-President, Yuva Janata, 1977; Vice-President, Bihar Citizen Council, 1991; Founder Co-ordinator, Samata Sangathan, Bangalore, 1980; Co-ordinator, Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, Bihar, 1970; Member, (i) Rajya Samiti of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, (a youth wing of Samyukta Socialist Party), 1967, (ii) National Committee of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, 1971, and (iii) Steering Committee, Sangharsha Samiti during the movement launched by Jai Prakash Narayan in 1974 Flat No. 702, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D.Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23752126, 23718182, Mobile: 9868181891 Shri Shivanand Tiwari Under Graduate Japan in 1977 No shivanand.tiwary@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2077 Shrimati Bimla Tiwari Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Shubh Laxmi Devi Bihar Village-Ramdihra, Post-Benwalia, Distt. Bhojpur, Bihar.Telephone : {0613} 2535438, Mobile: 09431015141 Late Shri Ramanand Tiwari
Surat (Gujarat) Nationalist Congress Party April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Official Language June 2008-May 2009 Member, Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Finance Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Member, House Committee Two Sons Economics, Finance, Sports and History 06/01/1929 Married Ex-Hon. Consul, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Chairman, Indo-African Chamber of Commerce; Ex-Chairman, India Calling, NRI's Conference organised by Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC); Faculty Member, Taxation Course, SNDT University; President, Western India Automobile Association (WIAA); Ex-President, (i) Indo- American Society, (ii) ITAT Bar Association, (iii) Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC), (iv) The Chamber of Income Tax Consultants, (v) Organisation for Public Life (OPUL) and (vi) Federation of Indian Automobile Association (FIAA) ; Ex-Director, (i) Central Bank of India, (ii) Dena Bank and (iii) Hindustan Latex Limited; Treasurer, Nationalist Congress Party; Ex-Treasurer, (i) Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, and (ii) Mumbai Regional Congress Committee; Awarded, (i) Award of Merit by Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965, (ii) Hum Log Foundation Indira Gandhi Award, 1988, (iii) Association of Leasing & Financial Company Award, 1993 and (iv) Gujarat Ratna Award; Director, Chairman of several companies such as Reliance Industries Limited, Birla Power Solutions Ltd., Metro Exporters Pvt. Ltd. etc. 16-C, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23352150, Mobile: 9868181601 Dr. Yogendra P. Trivedi B. Com., LL.B. Educated at Sydnam College, Mumbai Widely travelled No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2051 Shrimati Smita Senior Lawyer (Advocate, Supreme Court of India) Late Shrimati Padmaprabha Maharashtra Chairman, JK Sports Foundation; Ex-President, Cricket Club of India; Member, (i) Cricket Club of India (CCI), (ii) Bombay Yacht Club and (iii) Royal Western India Turf Club; reading, travelling and music 1 M.G.No. 62-A Mistry Manor, Laxmibai Jagmohandas Marg, Malabar Hill, Mumbai - 400006 Late Shri Premkrishna
Rohanakala, Distt. Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1985-90 Member, Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha 1988-89 Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh Feb. 2000-2003 and Feb.2004-05 Member, National Commission for Women Jan. - March 2006 Chairperson, Madhya Pradesh State Commission for Tribals April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment June-July 2006 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare June 2006 onwards Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti, Ministry of Food Processing Industry Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti, Ministry of Women and Child Development Member, Informal Consultative Committee for South East Central Railway Zone None Has taken special interest in the delivery of justice to women, specially tribal women and solution of their problems; worked for awareness of rights of tribal women leading to their empowerment; Vice-President, 'Abhinav Sanstha', Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh 10/4/1957 Unmarried Received (i) Best Member of the Legislative Assembly Award from Speaker, Lok Sabha in 1989 and (ii) Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Fellowship from Dr. Suman, a famous literateur, 1991; was President and Vice-President, District Land Development Bank; Vice-President and Joint Secretary, (i) Student Union, Government Degree College, Chhindwara, 1979-81 (ii) Bharat Yuvak Samaj, Madhya Pradesh, 1984 and (iii) Scouts & Guides, 1985; was Vice-President and Chairperson, District Sahkarita Bank; Lecturer, Economics, Government Degree College, Tamiya, Distt. Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, 1982-85; was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Damua and Lakhnadaun legislative assembly constituencies in the 1993 and 1998 elections; held various positions in the B.J.P. during 1993 - 1997: was State Secretary, (i) BJP, Madhya Pradesh and (ii) BJP Yuva Morcha; was National Vice-President, BJP Adivasi Morcha; was Executive Member, BJP Rashtriya Mahila Morcha; was Member, Rashtriya Parishad, BJP, 1993; discharged several responsibilities as a member of the National Commission for Women, i.e. (i) a study conducted on the economic and social empowerment of tribal women of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and presented a report thereon to the Government of India, (ii) six regional workshops conducted on the subject of empowerment, problems and possibilities of tribal women and presented reports thereon to the Government of India, (iii) undertook visits to different States and districts across the country with the aim of solving the problems of women and creating awareness among them and presented a report theron to the Government of India, and (iv) worked to train tribal women elected to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and create awareness among them C-404, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23766646, 23766647, Mobile: 9868181027 Miss Anusuiya Uikey M.A. (Economics), LL.B. (II year) Moscow and Tashkent (U.S.S.R.) to attend the International Youth Festival, 1985 No a.uikey@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2012 None Agriculturist and Social Worker Shrimati J.M. Uikey Madhya Pradesh Badminton, basketball; reading books and tourism; was President, Rotarat Club, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh, 1981-82 M.I.G. Duplex-9, Chitrakoot Complex, Chhindwara, Madhya PradeshTelephone : {07162} 225761 Shri Lakhan Lal Uikey
Sundara Perumalkoil, Distt. Tanjore (Tamil Nadu) Indian National Congress Aug. 2001 - Aug. 2002 President, Tamil Maanila Congress (Moopanar) April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2002 - Jan. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture June 2002-July 2004 Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development Aug. 2002 - Nov. 2003 Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) June 2003-July 2004 Member, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha Nov. 2003-Feb. 2006 President, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation April 2008 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 3 March 2009-22 May 2009 Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (Additional charge), Government of India 28 May 2009 onwards Minister of Shipping One Son Chairman, Board of Trustees, Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha, Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu 28/12/1964 Married On 29 November 1996 19 & 20, Western Court Hostel, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23344545, 23365151, Fax: 23364923, Mobile: 9868181213 Shri G.K. Vasan B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship) Educated at The New College, Madras University, Chennai No gkvasan@sasnsad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1866 Shrimati Sunitha Vasan Agriculturist/Farmer Shrimati Kasthuri Moopanar Tamil Nadu Life Member, (i) Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, (ii) Cosmopolitan Club, Chennai and (iii) Constitution Club, New Delhi 30, Bhaktavatsalam Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600004Telephone : {044} 24991901, 24991906 Late Shri G.K.Moopanar
Delhi Nominated 1985-1990 Secretary, Department of Arts, Ministry of Education, Government of India 1993 - 2000 Academic Director, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi 1997 - 2001 President, India International Centre, New Delhi Feb. 2006 Nominated to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 24 March 2006) April 2007 Nominated to Rajya Sabha None During her long tenure with the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the Departments of Education, Culture and Arts, was actively involved in policy decisions at national/international levels and was also responsible for spearheading policy framework for programmes of art, history and education, cultural awareness, Sanskrit, Buddhist and Pali studies; has been responsible for the establishment of many educational and cultural institutions in the country; has written not only on the arts but also on issues of institutionalization of arts and the interface of culture, education, environment and development; has been a strong advocate of the need for interlinking education and culture, rural development, environment as also the history of science; has been involved at international levels in the dialogues of civilizations and the problematic issues of religion and culture in Iran, Cyprus and in UNESCO forums 25/12/1928 (i) Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts (Sangeet Natak Akademi), 1968, (ii) Indian Classical Dance (Publications Division), 1972, (iii) Traditional Indian Theatre: Multiple Streams (NBT), 1972, (iv) Traditions of Indian Folk Dance (Clarion Books), 1975, (v) Dance in Indian Painting (Abhinav Prakashan), 1982, (vi) The Square and the Circle of the Indian Arts, (Roli Books), 1983, (vii) Bharata - The Natyasastra (Sahitya Akademi), 1996 and (viii) Six volumes on the 'Gita Govinda' as reflected in different regional pictorial traditions of India such as Mewar, Assam, Oriya, Gujarat; several monographs, articles and reports, including report on some aspects of cultural policy Married Chairperson, IIC Asia Project, India International Centre since April 2003; President, IGNCA Trust Board since October 2005; Member, UNESCO, Executive Board since September 2004; served as Regent Professor in the faculty of several universities especially in the Universities of Pennsylvania and California; awarded, (i) Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, (ii) the Cord USA Award for Dance Scholarship, (iii) JDR III Rockefeller Award for Cultural Studies, (iv) Shankaradeva Award for National Integration, (v) Cyprus Award for 'The Best Woman of the Year', (vi) Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for the year 2000 and (vii) Lalit Kala Ratna Award from Lalit Kala Akademi; D.Litt. (Honoris causa) from Banaras Hindu University; Mount Holyoke College, USA, Manipur University, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; 'Vachaspati' of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetam, Tirupati; 'Vakyapati' of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath Chairperson, IIC-Asia Project, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 26863657, 23766946, 23766947, Mobile: 9868181504 Dr.(Smt.) Kapila Vatsyayan M.A. (English), M.A. (Education) Ph.D. and D. Litt. (Honoris causa) Educated at University of Delhi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U.S.A.) and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.) Widely travelled; has visited China, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Russia, Cyprus, France, U.S.A. and U.K. etc. for participating in conferences; visited Paris several times as Secretary to the Indian Delegation to UNESCO and more recently as member, UNESCO Executive Board No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1992 Late Dr. S.H. Vatsyayan Civil Service, Writer, Teacher and Educationist Late Shrimati Satyawati Malik Nominated 85, SFS Flats, Gulmohar Enclave, New Delhi - 110049Telephone : 26863657 Late Shri Ram Lal Malik
Dharampuri, Distt.Dhar (Madhya Pradesh) Bharatiya Janata Party 1969-72 President, Municipality, Dharampur, Distt. Dhar 1977-80, 1980-85, 1990-92 and 1993-98 Member, Legislative Assembly, Madhya Pradesh 1977-80 Parliament Secretary, Education, Sports, Youth and Social Welfare, Government of Madhya Pradesh 1990-92 Cabinet Minister, School Education, Higher Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh 1993-98 Leader of the Opposition, Legislative Assembly, Madhya Pradesh April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2000 - Aug. 2002 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism April 2000 - Aug. 2002 and Aug. 2006-May 2009 Member, Committee on Agriculture March 2001 Member, Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting April 2001-Aug. 2002 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and Matters relating thereto May 2002 - Aug. 2002 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings 26 Aug. 2002 - 21 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Aug. 2004 - Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Oct. 2004-2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Rural Development June 2005 Member, Regional Direct Tax Advisory Committee April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Sept. 2006-May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Rules Three Daughters Won several awards in national level debates in literature and participated in literary and socio- cultural activities 23/01/1944 Married On 22 June 1978 Was State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Madhya Pradesh; was Member, (i) Janata Party, (ii) Hindi Salahkar Samiti, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and (iii) National Tourism Advisory Council; National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party 5, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23012963, Mobile: 9868181609 Shri Vikram Verma M.A. (Hindi and Political Science), LL.B. Educated at Christian College, Indore and Gujarati College, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, U.K., U.S.A., Mauritius, Germany, Jamaica, South Africa, U.A.E., Egypt, Botswana, Belarus, Russia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Korea and Tanzania No vvikram@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=101 Shrimati Neena Verma Agriculturist, Lawyer/Advocate, Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Sunderbai Verma Madhya Pradesh Swimming and table tennis; reading, yoga, travel and tourism B-18, Swami Dayanand Nagar, 74 Bungalows, BhopalTelephone : {0755} 2578276, 2761485, Mobile: 09425608200 Late Shri Ganpat Singh Verma
Nagaur (Rajasthan) Indian National Congress 1972-92 Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1972-75 Vice-Chairman, Madhya Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation 1981-84 State Minister and Cabinet Minister, Government of Madhya Pradesh 1985-88 Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh April 1988 Elected to Rajya Sabha 14 Feb. 1988-Jan.1989 Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare (also held temporary charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India till 25 June 1988) Jan.1989-Nov. 1989 Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh May 1993-May 1996 Governor of Uttar Pradesh 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2002-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Home Affairs Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Energy Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Dec. 2004 onwards Member, Central Coordination Committee four Daughters Two Sons Secretary, (i) Gandhi Smarak Samiti, Rajnandgaon, and (ii) Dr. Rajendra Prasad Smarak Samiti, Durg; installed a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajnandgaon, Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Durg; got constructed Gandhi Sanskritik Bhawan with library having a small collection of books at Rajnandgaon; President, Hindi Sahitya Samiti, Durg 20/12/1928 Married Member, Municipal Committee, Durg, 1968-72; was Correspondent, Navbharat Times, Bombay, 1972-81, Navbharat, Nagpur and Raipur and Nagpur Times, Nagpur; was Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Legislative Assembly, Madhya Pradesh 33, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 24651313, 24653800, Mobile 9868181076 Shri Motilal Vora High School Educated at Raipur, Chhattisgarh Erstwhile U.S.S.R. and Geneva (Switzerland) No vora@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=844 Shrimati Shanti Devi Vora Journalist, Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Amba Bai Chhattisgarh Football and volleyball; reading books and writing articles in newspapers 33, Mohan Nagar, Durg, ChhattisgarhTelephone : {0788}2210555 Late Shri Mohanlal Vora
Nagaur, Distt. Nagaur, Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2006 - Aug. 2006 Member, Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers Aug. 2006-May 2009 Member, Standing Committee on Railways 2007 onwards Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2008 onwards Member, Indo-Slovak Parliamentary Friendship Group April 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Official Language May 2008 onwards Member, Railway Convention Committee Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on External Affairs March 2010 - July 2010 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers 2010 onwards Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti, Ministry of Finance July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Law and Justice One Son Member, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S.)since 1945; Joint General Secretary, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (V.H.P.), 2002-2007; has contributed articles in engineering bulletins and articles and poems in Hindi newspapers and magazines; was Associate Member, the Institute of Engineers (India); was Patron, Viklang Sewa Sandesh; President, Devras Sewa Nyas Karanja, Madhya Pradesh; Member, Antar Rashtriya Sahyog Parishad 15/02/1932 In Hindi, Sansad ke Jharokhe Se, 2010 Married On 21 January 1957 Offered Satyagraha to lift ban on the R.S.S., 1948-49; was Electrical Engineer in Hindustan Motors and in Bhilai Steel Plant; had been to the U.S.S.R. on deputation in connection with the expansion of Bhilai Steel Plant, 1961; was detained under the M.I.S.A. from 1975-77, terminated from service but reinstated after lifting of the emergency; wrote the manuscript of the book ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in jail; translated seven chapters of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Hindi and English verses in jail; practised as advocate for about 3 years in Raipur, Chhattisgarh; was Engineering Manager in Metallurgical and Engineering Consultants of India Ltd. (M.E.C.O.N.), a public sector undertaking upto 1984; resigned from M.E.C.O.N. in 1984 to work for Hindu society through the R.S.S.; accompanied (i) Mahamahim Rastrapatiji on her visit to Spain and Poland, 2009, and (ii) Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha on her visit to Mexico, April 2011 145, North Avenue, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23092265, Fax: 23092363, Mobile: 9868181397 Shri Shreegopal Vyas B. E.(Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Sagar University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and Ravishankar Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chattisgarh Mauritius, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, U.K., Norway, South Africa, Kenya, Holland, U.S.A., Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, erstwhile U.S.S.R., Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Pakistan No shreegopal.vyas@sansad.nic.in; shreegopalvyas@yahoo.co.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2005 Shrimati Sushila Vyas Engineer, Voluntary Social Service, Advocate Late Shrimati Jethibai Vyas Chhattisgarh Was member of the football team in school and college 33-HDD, Chhattisgarh Grih Nirman Mandal, Puraina, Post - Ravigram, Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 492001Telephone : {0771} 2102881, Mobile: 09424201397 Late Shri Poonamchand Vyas
Village Kavtha, Distt. Latur (Maharashtra) Nationalist Congress Party 1970-94 Principal, R.S. College, Latur 1994-99 Vice-Chancellor, S.R.T. University, Nanded Dec. 2001 - 2006 President, Municipal Council, Latur 2002 - 2007 Member, Planning Board, Maharashtra Vice-President, Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Ethics June 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs two Daughters One Son Has social work as his vocation; Literary, Artistic and Scientific constructed a village of 80 houses named Rashtriya Seva Gram in Ausa taluka in the earthquake affected area of Latur District, Maharashtra, the village has no caste barriers (under N.S.S. 2000); worked for leprosy-stricken people; awarded by (i) Government of Maharashtra , 1983, 1990, 1994 and 2005, (ii) Maharashtra Philosophy Conference, Pune, 1983, (iii) Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Pune, 1994 and (iv) Maharashtra Foundation, U.S.A., 1996 for his literary works 11/11/1934 In Marathi and Hindi, (i) American Negro: Sahitya Aani Sanskriti (Lokvangmaya Grih Prakashan, Mumbai, 1978 and 2008), (ii) Maharashtratil Rajkaran Va Samajkaran, (Nagar Parishad, Karad, 1980), (iii) Hak Aani Aakrosh (Shrividya Prakashan, Pune, 1984), (iv) Prathmik Shikshan : Yashapayash Aani Bhavitavya (Mumbai Vidyapeeth Prakashan, Mumbai, 1992), (v) Aajche Shikshan : Swapn Aani Vastav (Suresh Agency Prakashan, Pune, 1993), (vi) Samaj Parivartanaachya Disha (Saket Prakashan, Aurangabad, 1995), (vii) Chintan Eka Kulguruche (Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada Vidyapeeth, Nanded, 1999), (viii) Parivartan : Sankalpna, Vedh Aani Vastav (Gauravgranth) (Kalpna Prakashan, Nanded, 1999), (ix) Gyan - Vigyanachya Deshaat (Pravaas Varnan) (Padmagandha Prakashan, Pune, 2005), (x) Vyaktivalaye (Vyaktirekha) (Bhoomi Prakashan, Latur, 2005), (xi) Bakhar Eka Khedyachi (Novel) (Bhoomi Prakashan, Latur, 2005), (xii) Moothbhar Maati (Autobiography) (Padmagandha Prakashan, Pune, 2006), (xiii) Chintan Eka Nagaradhyakshache (Bhoomi Prakashan, Latur, 2006), (xiv) Shikshan : Samaj Parivartan Va Rashtriya Vikas (Keshav Gore Smarak Trust, Mumbai, 1984), (xv) Sahityachintan (Pratima Prakashan, Pune, 1992 and 1996), (xvi) Samaj Parivartan Ki Dishayen, (Hindi translation) (Vikas Prakashan, Kanpur, 1999), (xvii) Jeevanrekha (Abhay Prakashan, Nanded, 2000), (xviii) Ek Shikshavid Ka Chintan, (translation), (Vikas Prakashan, Kanpur, 1999), (xix) Chintanyatra (Swaroop Prakashan, Aurangabad, 2004), and (xx) Samvaad (Bhoomi Prakashan, Latur, 2006); In English, (i) The Quest for Black Identity (Sugava Prakashan, Pune, 2002) and (ii) The Horizons and Beyond (Sangat Prakashan, Nanded, 2006); has written articles in Marathi and English in various journals, periodicals and magazines Married On 23 May 1962 Has worked on various educational, social, cultural and literary bodies and committees: (i) Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Pune, (ii) Academic Council, Senate, Board of Studies in English and other important Committees of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, (iii) Committees appointed by the Government of Maharashtra, (iv) The State Gazetteers' Committee, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai, (v) Maharashtra State Planning Board, Mumbai and (vi) State Literary and Cultural Board, Mumbai; was Chairman, (i) Quality Assurance Cell and Working Group, Sponsored by NAAC, Bangalore, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai and (ii) Yashwantrao Chavan Foundation, Regional Centre, Latur; was President, Samaj Probodhan Sanstha, Pune; was Chancellor's Nominee, Selection Committee for Selection of Teachers, University of Pune; worked as Lecturer in English, (i) Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji College, Omerga, District Osmanabad, 1959 - 62, (iii) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College, Aurangabad, 1962-64, (iii) Deogiri College, Aurangabad, 1964-70 and (iv) Rajarshi Shahu College, Latur, 1970- 94; was Member, Dr. Ambedkar, Mahatma Jotiba Phule, Shahu Source Material Publication Committee, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai; awarded for educational and social work, namely (i) Meritorious and Ideal Teacher Award at the University level by the Government of Maharashtra, 1990- 91, (ii) Dr. Ambedkar Dalit Mitra Award by Government of Maharashtra 1993 - 94, (iii) Late Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Award by Zilla Parishad, Beed, 1994, (iv) Dr. Ambedkar Vishesh Seva Puraskar, Dalit Sahitya Academy, New Delhi, 1994, (v) Late P.Y. Deshpande Memorial Chandrabhaga Teeri Award for literature, 1999, (vi) Marathwada Gaurav Puraskar, 2001, (vii) Lal Bahadur Shastri Seva Gaurav Puraskar, 2002, (viii) Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar by Social Intergration Institute, Parbhani, 2003, (ix) Late Narhar Kurundkar Puraskar, 2003, (x) Rashtriya Ekta Award by Image Welfare Achievers Forum, Mumbai, 2004, (xi) Satyashodhak Dinkarrao Jawalkar Memorial Award, Pune, 2004 and (xii) Maharashtra Bhooshan Award by Maharashtra State Freedom Fighters' Committee, Aurangabad, 2005; has had the honour and privilege to be the President of various conferences and seminars; has given lectures on educational, social, cultural and literary topics in different parts of the country and in almost all the universities in Maharashtra; pioneered Latur pattern in education; as the Founder Vice-Chancellor of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (Maharashtra), he developed non-conventional courses of study useful for the development of the Marathwada region and introduced several innovations 179, South Avenue, New Delhi - 110011Telephone : 23012493, Mobile: 9868181068 Dr. Janardhan Waghmare M.A., LL.M., Ph. D. Educated at Osmania University, Hyderabad, Pune University, Pune and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad U.S.A., U.K. (under Fulbright Project), Canada to attend the Conference of Vice- Chancellors of Commonwealth Countries; and Sri Lanka, as a member of study group of ten Presidents of Municipal Councils from Maharashtra No jm.waghmare@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2053 Shrimati Sulochana Political and Social Worker, Social Reformer Shrimati Rukminibai Waghmare Maharashtra Reading and writing, music and fine arts Shram Safalya Society, Ambajogai Road, LaturTelephone : {02382} 245666, Mobile: 09423777200 Shri Madhavrao Waghmare
Rashtriya Janata Dal None Married 18, Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi.Telephone : Mobile: 9013181966 Shri Ram Kripal Yadav No ramkripal.yadav@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2170 None Bihar Goriya Toli, Station Road, Patna - 800001Telephone : {0612} 2220729, Mobile: 09431800966
Village Saifai, Distt. Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) Samajwadi Party 1988 Block Pramukh, Basrehar, Etawah 1989-92 Chairman, Zila Parishad, Etawah July 1992 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1993-95 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 1994-2001 Member, Committee on Government Assurances 1994-2001 and June 2002-2004 Member, General Purposes Committee April 1994-2004 Leader, Samajwadi Party Parliamentary Group in Rajya Sabha 1995 Member, Select Committee on Trade Marks Bill 1996 Member, Joint Committee on Women Reservation Bill 1996-2004 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs 1997-2004 Member, Ethics Committee, Rajya Sabha July 1998 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 1998-2000 Member, Committee on Petitions 1999 Member, High powered Committee on State Funding 2001-2004 Member, Public Accounts Committee Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals Chairman, Standing Committee on Agriculture 2004-2008 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha Member, Standing Committee on Agriculture Member, General Purposes Committee Member, Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex Member, Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex Member, Committee to Inquire into Misconduct of Members of Lok Sabha Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to examine the Constitutional and Legal position relating to Office of Profit Member, Committee to Inquire into the complaint made by some members regarding alleged offer of money to them in connection with voting on the Motion of Confidence (14th Lok Sabha) Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence Nov. 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Feb. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Official Language one Daughter Two Sons Ph. D. on the Social and Political Philosophy of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia; associated with setting up and management of several educational institutions 29/06/1946 Married On 4 May 1962 Lecturer, Department of Physics, K.K. Post Graduate College, Etawah, 1969; Lecturer, Department of Political Science, K.K. Post Graduate College, Etawah, 1974; Principal, Chaudhary Charan Singh Degree College, Heonra, Etawah, 1994; Manager, Asit Inter College, Ganga Pura, Etawah; Secretary, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Trust 8-A, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 24643393, 24643394, Mobile: 9868180744, 9868180253 Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav M. Sc. (Physics), M.A. (Political Science), Ph. D. Educated at Agra University, Agra and Kanpur University, Kanpur No ramgopal.yadav@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=109 Shrimati Phoolan Devi Teacher and Educationist Shrimati Phoolwati Uttar Pradesh To sit and play among children 46A, Friends Colony, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh.Telephone : {05688} 263986, Mobile: 09412284466 Late Shri Bachchi Lal
Trikunia (Lahar), Distt. Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) Samajwadi Party 1990-April 2006 Chairman, Samajwadi Party, Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh July 2005-March 2006 Administrator, Uttar Pradesh Co-operative Housing Association, Lucknow (with the status of Minister of State, Government of Uttar Pradesh) April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Energy Aug. 2006- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Mines May 2010 onwards Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Petitions three Daughters One Son Engaged in public service for the last 30 years; has been working for the betterment of society 06/08/1955 Married On 8 June 1969 Presently holding the post of Divisional In-charge, Samajwadi Party, Bareilly Mandal, Uttar Pradesh 14-D, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23753722, Mobile: 9868181033, 9013181233 Shri Veer Pal Singh Yadav B.A., LL.B. Educated at Atmaram Inter College, Balliya (Bareilly), Shri Gulab Ray Inter College, Bareilly and Bareilly College, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma and Bangladesh No vps.yadav@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2019 Shrimati Shanti Devi Agriculturist Shrimati Rambati Devi Uttar Pradesh Wrestling and football Suresh Sharma Nagar, Pilibhit, Bypass Road, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh.Telephone : {0581}2525151, Mobile: 09412289333 Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Communist Party of India (Marxist) Aug. 2005 Elected to Rajya Sabha 25 Sept. 2005 - Aug. 2006 Member, Committee on Home Affairs 13 April 2006-May 2009 and Aug.2009 onwards Chairman, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture 13 April 2006 onwards Member, General Purposes Committee May 2006-May 2009 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health June 2006 onwards Member, Committe on Ethics Member, Business Advisory Committee Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges May 2009 onwards Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Installation of Portraits/ Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House one Daughter Two Sons Authored various booklets on communalism, economic policy matters and social and cultural issues; as Editor, "Peoples'Democracy", a CPI (M) Central weekly, has authored several articles in party publications and mainstream media 12/08/1952 Author, (i) What is Hindu Rashtra, (ii) Socialism in 21st Century, (iii) Communalism vs Secularism and (iv) Ghrina Ki Rajniti (in Hindi); Editor, (i) People's Diary of Freedom Movement and (ii) The Great Revolt: A Left appraisal Married Was All India President, Students Federation of India; Member, (i) Central Committee, CPI (M) since 1984 and (ii) Polit Bureau, CPI (M) since 1992 29, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23782030, 23747435, 23747436, 26898472, 23746244, Mobile: 9868181162 Shri Sitaram Yechury B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, M.A. (Economics) Educated at President's Estate School, New Delhi, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi China, U.K., Portugal, Greece, Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Japan, Vietnam, France, etc. No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1989 Shrimati Seema Chishti Yechury Political and Social Worker, Economist and Journalist/Writer Shrimati Kalpakam Yechury West Bengal Lawn tennis; was Captain of the lawn tennis team in University; was champion of the inter College Tennis competition at Nizam College, Hyderabad; reading, writing and listening to music 31, Allimuddin Street, Kolkata - 700016Telephone : {033}22176633, 22176634 Late Shri S.S. Yechury
Village Sheyipu, Distt. Zunheboto (Nagaland) Nagaland People's Front 1989 - 1992 Member, Nagaland Legislative Assembly Cabinet Minister of Industry and Commerce, Government of Nagaland 1993 - 1997 Member, Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2003- Jan. 2008 Member, Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2003 - 2007 Cabinet Minister holding the portfolios of Industry and Commerce, Geology, Mining and Border Affairs, Government of Nagaland July 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha July 2008 onwards Member, Court of Nagaland University August 2008-May 2009 Member, Committee on Railways August 2009 April 2009 Member, Committee on Agriculture April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha May 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Urban Devlopment Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution seven Daughters Two Sons 19/02/1946 Married On 20 December 1973 Student leader and founding member, Nagaland Students' Federation 703-Brahamaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 23753766, 26260660, Mobile: 9868181040 Shri Khekiho Zhimomi B.A. (Hons.) Political Science Educated at St. Joseph College, North Bengal University, Darjeeling Widely travelled No k.zhimomi@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2094 Shrimati Khezheli Zhimomi Political and Social Worker Shrimati Hetoli Zhimomi Nagaland Farming N.E.Pure Beverages, New Industrial Estate, Rangapahar Road, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112 Shri Hezukhu Zhimomi
Nohar, Distt. Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) Indian National Congress Mar. 1985- 15 Oct. 1985 and Dec. 1989 - March 1990 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 16 Oct. 1985 - 25 Jan. 1988 Government Chief Whip, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 26 Jan. 1988 - Dec. 1989 Minister holding the portfolios of Public Relation, Sports, Minority, Jail, Youth Indira Gandhi Nahar Project and Public Sector Development, Government of Rajasthan Dec. 1993 - Dec. 1996 Chairman, Minority Commission, Government of Rajasthan July 2005-2009 Member, National Advisory Council, MGNREGA July 2010 Elected to Rajya Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Industry Nov. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Provision of Computer Equipment to Members of Rajya Sabha two Daughters One Son Interested in the cultural activities; serving water to people by organizing fairs; pottery and organizing pottery exhibitions 07/07/1958 Married On 17 November 1968 President (i) N.S.U.I., Rajasthan 1983-1986 and (ii) State Youth Congress, Rajasthan, 1996-1998; General Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress, 1998-2011 B-9, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 23782346, 23782347, Mobile: 9013181100 Shri Ashk Ali Tak M.A., Diploma in Indian Thought Educated at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Visited Erstwhile U.S.S.R., U.A.E., U.S.A.; Saudi Arabia, as a member of the Haj Goodwill Delegation led by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, 2010 No ashkalitak@sansad.nic.in, ashkalitak@gmail.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2157 Shrimati Seema Tak Agriculture, Political and Social Service Late Shrimati Jora Khatun Rajasthan Was a football and hockey player; was member of Bharat Scouts and Guides during student life B-9, M.L.A. Quarters, M.I. Road, Jaipur - 302001Telephone : {0141} 2360861, Mobile: 09414221162 Late Shri Sadiq Khan Tak
Vaikkalassery, Distt. Kozhikode (Kerala) Communist Party of India April 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting One Daughter 08/01/1949 Editor, Janayugom (daily) Married On 11 September 1982 Member, C.P.I. State Executive, Kerala; Director, (i) K.T.D.C. and (ii) Prabhath Book House 419, 314, V.P.House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001Telephone : 23354232, 23357080 Shri M.P. Achuthan B.Com. Educated at Government College, Madappally Erstwhile U.S.S.R., U.A.E., Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Germany No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2105 Shrimati Mohanakumari Journalist Shrimati Cheeru Kerala Reading PRA 38(1), Jeevan Nagar, Pottakuzhi, Pattom. P.O. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 695004Telephone : {0471} - 2550917, Mobile: 09446315050 Shri Kannan
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Independent & Others Nov. 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Labour three Daughters One Son 05/09/1945 Married On 19 March 1971 President, Swasth Bharat, an N.G.O.; Ex-President, Aligarh Muslim University Students' Union; Member, Court of the Aligarh Muslim University; Member, Muslim Personal Law Board 191, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011Telephone : Tel. 23795181,23795160, Mobile: 9811286423, 9868181945 Shri Mohammed Adeeb M.Sc. Educated at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) Australia, as leader of the All India University delegation to the World Assembly of Youth, 1968; U.S.A., U.K., Saudi Arabia, Dubai (U.A.E.), Portugal, Germany, Russia, Central Asian countries, the Far East, and Europe No adeeb.m@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2101 Shrimati Talat Adeeb Political and Social Worker Shrimati Wajida Bano Uttar Pradesh Mostafa Manzil, Katra, Abo Tarab, LucknowTelephone : {0522} 22681108, Mobile: 0941224786 Shri Abdul Wahab
Undirgaon, Distt. Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) Nationalist Congress Party 1972-78 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 1978-1980 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (second term) 1979-80 Cabinet Minister holding the portfolios of Irrigation and Command Area Development Authority, Law and Judiciary and Information and Publicity Departments, Government of Maharashtra 1980-1985 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (third term) 1990-92 Chairman (Cabinet Minister Status), Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation August 1993 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1993-1996 Member, Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development April 1994 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1996-2000 Member, Committee on Industry Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Labour July 2000-2006 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council Jan. 2003- Oct. 2005 Cabinet Minister for Agriculture, Law and Judiciary, Government of Maharashtra June 2006-March 2009 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council (second term) Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture & Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution three Daughters one Son Workers movement, socio-economic issues, rural growth, economic development of backward areas and environment; Founder Chairman, (i) Ashok Education Society since 1974 and (ii) Congress Bhavan Pratishthan, Shrirampur since 1974; Founder President , (i) "Kala Pratishthan" and (ii) "Jeevan Sadhana"; Founder Member, Shrirampur Education Society; established the Foundation for Rural Integration, Education, Nutrition and Development Services (FRIENDS) which is devoted for development and upliftment of rural masses 13/6/1939 Married On 25 April 1966 Stood first with first class in LL.B. Examination; practised law in Shrirampur, 1966-71; Founder and Chief Editor, "Weekly Shrirampur Times"; Trustee, "Daily Vishal Sahyadri", Pune and it's Chairman since 1982, Founder, (i) Consumers' Co-operative, Shrirampur, (ii) Mula-Pravara Electric Co-operative Society, was its Vice-Chairman for first three years and thereafter as its Chairman for three years; President, (i) Rashtriya State Transport Kamgar Congress since March 1996, (ii) Rashtriya Mill Mazdoor, Mumbai since 1995, (iii) Maharashtra State Sugar Workers' Federation (Sangh), Pune, (iv) Mazgaon Dock Employees Union, Mumbai, (v) Government of India Press Employees Union, Delhi, (vi) Indian National Trade Union Congress, Maharashtra and (vii) Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, 1999-2003; Vice-President, (i) Indian National Trade Union Congress, New Delhi, August 1995 and (ii) Maharashtra State Agricultural Labour Federation since 1975; Chairman, (i) Belapur Sugar and Allied Industries Ltd. and (ii) Regional Advisory Committee, Central Board for Workers' Education, Mumbai Region; Director, The Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation, Delhi; National General Secretary, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) since 2009; General Secretary, (i) Taluka Congress Committee Shrirampur, 1970 and (ii) Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, 1973-1979 and 1985-89; District Convenor, Congress Forum for Socialist Action, Ahmednagar District, 1970-73; Founder and Executive President, Nav Bharat Abhiyan, 1989; Founder Chairman, Maharashtra Krishak Samaj since 2003; Chief Promoter, Godavari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.; worked as Co-opted Expert Director, (i) Ashok Co-operative Sugar Factory, (ii) Shrirampur Taluka Co-operative Spinning Mills and (iii) Vinayak Co-operative Sugar Factory, Vaijapur; Delegate to (i) Regional Symposium on International Competitiveness on Trade and Investment, Challenges and Opportunities for Trade Unions, Singapore, 1-5 August, 1995, (ii) the 83rd Session of International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 4-20 June, 1996 and (iii) All China Federation of Trade Union (ICFTU), Beijing, 13-19 October, 1997; associated with several trade unions including: (i) Ahmednagar District Rashtriya Kamgar Sangh, (ii)Shrirampur Taluka Rashtriya Sakhar Kamgar Sangh, (iii)Newasa Taluka Rashtriya Sakhar Kamgar Sangh, (iv) Pathardi Taluka Rashtriya Sakhar Kamgar Sangh, (v) Karjat Taluka Rashtriya Sakhar Kamgar Sangh, (vi) Ganjapur Taluka Rashtriya Sakhar Kamgar Sangh, (vii) Shrirampur Taluka Rashtriya Coolie Sangh, (viii) Shrirampur Taluka Rashtriya Soot Girni Kamgar Sangh, (ix) Rahuri Taluka Cloth Merchant's Karamchari Sangh, (x) Rashtriya Sarva Shramik Sangh, Shrirampur, (xi) Rahuri Taluka Rashtriya Soot Girni Kamgar Sangh and (xii) Maharashtra State Farming Co- operation Officer's Federation 801, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi 110001Telephone : 23351444, 23012493, Fax: 23766155, Mobile: 9868181111 Shri Govindrao Adik B.A. (Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Undirgaon, Janata Vidyalaya, Shrirampur and Dnyanmata Vidyalaya, Sangamner, Distt. Ahmednagar, M.E.S. College (now Garware College) and Law College, Pune Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, U.K., Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Thailand and China No govindrao.adik@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2119 Shrimati Pushpalata Adik Social Worker, Agriculturist, Advocate and Industrialist Shrimati Janakibai W. Adik Maharashtra Founder President, Ahmednagar district Pastimes and Recreation Kabaddi Federation; Member, (i) NSCI, Mumbai, (ii) CCI, Mumbai, (iii) BCA, Garware, Mumbai and (iv) Mumbai Presidency Radio Club, Mumbai; reading, writing and musicChairman, (i) Ashok Education Society since 1974 and (ii) Congress Bhavan Pratishthan, Shrirampur since 1974; Founder President , (i) "Kala Pratishthan" and (ii) "Jeevan Sadhana"; Founder Member, Shrirampur Education Society; established the Foundation for Rural Integration, Education, Nutrition and Development Services (FRIENDS) which is devoted for development and upliftment of rural masses 1201, Vainganga, Sir Pochkhanwala Road, Worlisagar Co-op. Housing Society, Worli, Mumbai 400030Telephone : {022} 24942557,Fax: 24950873, Mobile: 09869070900, 09423781000 Shri Wamanrao Adik
Jaipur (Rajasthan) Bharatiya Janata Party April 1990 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1990-97 President, Rajasthan State Bharatiya Janata Party 1992-93 Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce 1994-95 Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation 1994 -April 2000 Member, Committee on Industry April 1996 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1996-99 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests 1998-99 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications 17 April 2000-9 April 2002 Chairman, Committee on Industry April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 - May 2008 Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Environment and Forests Three Sons National President, All India Vaish Federation since 1997; associated with (i) Friends of Tribal Society, Kolkatta (ii) Agarwal Samaj, Jaipur, (iii) Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (iv) F.I.M.I., (v) F.I.C.C.I, (vi) Indo-German Parliamentary Group and various business organizations and cultural societies; writing articles, reading books and games 17/03/1937 Married On 29 April 1956 Participated in active politics for the first time in 1957 elections; was District President, Jana Sangha, Jaipur District,1964-71; was Election Convenor, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Rajasthan, 1977-80 and 1984-89; was in-charge, (i) Kendriya Aajeevan Sahyog Nidhi, B.J.P. and (ii) B.J.P., Gujarat, Haryana and Rajasthan; associated with (i) Vishwa Hindu Parishad, (ii) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, (iii) Bharatiya Jana Sangh, (iv) B.J.P., (v) Vidyarthi Parishad and (vi) Chambers of Commerce; elected National Vice-President, B.J.P., 1999, 2001; National Treasurer, B.J.P., 2002 and since February 2007; keenly interested in the economic development of the country; took keen interest for the development of mining industry, particularly chromite mining and gem stones in the States of Orissa and Rajasthan and also interested in Kaolin, soap stone, silica sand and granite mining etc. 15, Balwant Rai Mehta Lane, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New DelhiTelephone : (Tel. 23782280, 23782074, Mobile: 9868181347) Shri Ramdas Agarwal Intermediate, Hindi Visharad Educated at Jaipur Maharaja College, Jaipur Visited, U.S.A., U.K., France, Turkey, Greece and European countries, 1987-88; Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines, 1993 with the President of India; Bulgaria, Romania, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy and France, 1994; Portugal, Trinidad and Tobago and South African countries in a delegation with the President of India, 1995; Thailand to attend the Seventh General Assembly of the Asia Pacific Parliamentarians Conference on Environment and Development, with a delegation headed by the Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, November 1999 and visited Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore in 2002 with the Vice-President of India; Mauritius in 2007 No ramdas.agarwal@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=115 Shrimati Maanwati Agarwal Businessman Shrimati Maina Devi Rajasthan President, Rotary Club of Bhadrak (Orissa), 1973-74 and 1974-75 and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International 'MANSAROVER' Tonk Road, Sitabadi, Jaipur. 302001Telephone : (Tel. {0141} 2551508, 2720007, 2720008) Late Shri Rameshwar Das Agarwal
Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party 1980-84 and 1989-2008 Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1997-2001 Minister of Power, Government of Uttar Pradesh 2003-2004 Minister of Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh 2004-2007 Minister of Transport, Government of Uttar Pradesh 2007-2008 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly March 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha March 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs one Daughter One Son 01/10/1951 Married On 25 February 1978 Was associated with the Congress Party and the Samajwadi Party AB 13, (New no. AB 12 A), Mathura Road, New DelhiTelephone : 23782229, 23782212, Mobile : 9013181000. Shri Naresh Chandra Agrawal B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at Lucknow University, Lucknow Widely travelled No naresh.agrawal@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2130 Shrimati Manjul Agrawal Agriculturist/Farmer, Lawyer/Advocate Late Shrimati Shanti Agarwal Uttar Pradesh Participated in State level cricket and hockey tournaments during university days B-988, Sector A, Mahanagar, LucknowTelephone : (0522)2321798, Mobile: 09794077000. Late Shri S.C. Agarwal
Asansol, Distt. Burdwan (West Bengal) Bharatiya Janata Party 1984-86 Member, the G.S. Dhillon Committee constituted by Government of India for providing relief and rehabilitation to the victims of the November 1984 riots in the country July 1986 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1986-92 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Science and Technology Member, General Council of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 1987-88 Member, Select Committee on Medical Council Bill July 1992 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 1992- Dec. 1993 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee to inquire into Irregularities in Securities and Banking Transactions 15 Sept. 1995 - 16 May 1996 Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment (Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation) and Parliamentary Affairs April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar (allotted to represent the State of Jharkhand following reorganization of Bihar during the year) April 2000-2001 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture Sept. 2000-Aug. 2004 Member, Committee on Finance 2001 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information Technology April 2001-Dec. 2002 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto Aug. 2001 - April 2006 and June 2006 onwards Member, Business Advisory Committee Jan. 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Aug. 2002-Aug. 2004 Member, Committee on Information Technology Jan.2003 -July 2004 Member, Committee of Privileges Aug. 2004 - April 2006 and May 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Aug. 2004 - April 2006 and June 2006 onwards Member, House Committee Sept. 2004-Oct. 2007 Member, National Monitoring Committee for Minorities' Education Oct. 2004 - 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006- Sept. 2006 Member, Committee on Rules Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee of Privileges April 2007 onwards Convenor, Sub-Committee on Civil Defence & Rehabilitation of J & K Migrants of the Committee on Home Affairs Sep. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Finance Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology two Daughters Three Sons Socio-political activities commenced with joining the student movements in the 1970s with emphasis on prevailing issues, including demands for uniform education policy, equal opportunity to acquire education and job- oriented education system; has been working for the upliftment of the oppressed and the depressed sections of the society and to secure social justice for them; working for preservation of rich national heritage and contributing to promotion and propagation of social, cultural and spiritual values of Indian life; dedicated social worker; avid reader of history, law and social sciences; has written articles and features published in the Economic Times, publications of Press Council of India and others from time to time; interested in the use of technology for the welfare of mankind especially in alleviation of mass poverty 04/07/1951 (i) Co-authored the book entitled "Mandal Report X-rayed", 1990, dealing with the emerging hindrances for the society's march towards egalitarianism and the potential reversal of the gains accrued by dint of the Indian Independence movement due to vested interests who thrived on social divides; published articles on the Constitution of India and its reforms; and (ii) "Democracy - Peoples' Welfare: The Role Legislators played" (Published under the aegis of the Press Council of India), November 2004 Married On 2 February 1972 Served as elected President in the Management Board of the Gurudwara Takht Shri Harimandirji, Patna Sahib, in consecutive terms from 1994-2001 and as a nominee of Parliament in the Board of Management of Gurudwara Sachkhand Shri Hazur Apchalnagar Sahib, Nanded (Maharashtra), 1998-2000; Member, (i) Indian National Congress, 1986-98 and (ii) Bharatiya Janata Party since 2000 10, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi 110001Telephone : 23722826, 23311955, 23327903, Mobile: 9868181816) Shri S.S. Ahluwalia B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at St. Joseph School, Asansol, Bidhan Chandra College, Burdwan University and University College of Law, Calcutta University, West Bengal U.K., to address Peace Rally, 1986; Geneva (Switzerland), to participate as alternate leader of the Indian delegation to the Conference of United Nations Human Rights Commission, 1989; Mauritius, as a member of the Indian Parliamentary delegation to attend the 43rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, 1997; Brussels (Belgium), as member of the delegation to Parliament of European Union (E.U.) in January, 2002, to apprise the E.U. of the terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001; New York (U.S.A.), to attend General Assembly session of the United Nations in October, 2002, issues addressed included "Social Development"; Seoul (Republic of Korea), to lead the Indian delegation to the Inaugural Assembly of the International Parliamentarians' Association for Information Technology (IPAIT) held during July 23-26, 2002, principal issue addressed was the concern about the "Growing Digital Divide"; Windhoek (Namibia), to lead the Indian delegation to the 48th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference inaugurated on 31 August 2002; Geneva (Switzerland) to attend the 109th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union during October 1-3, 2003 and served as Rapporteur on the "Role of Parliaments in Assisting Multilateral Organisations in ensuring peace and security in building an international coalition for peace";visited Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania during June 5-13, 2003, as a member of the Goodwill Delegation from Indian Parliament led by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India No ssa@sansad.nic.in; tengrg@gmail.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=118 Shrimati Monica Ahluwalia Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Dilmohan Kaur Jharkhand Reading books, especially on history of Indian civilization, domestic and international laws on human rights and environmental issues, economics, comparative studies with a thrust on preservation of natural resources and exploration of non-conventional sources of articles of human consumption; listening to Indian classical and devotional music and mediation 417-B, Ashok Nagar, Road No. 5B, Ranchi 834002Telephone : Tel.{0612} 2262841 Mobile: 09431118888) Late Shri Sardar Singh
Lahore (now in Pakistan) Indian National Congress 1991-1996 Member, Tenth Lok Sabha 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha 23 May 2004-28 Jan. 2006 Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas 23 May 2004-2009 Union Minister of Panchayati Raj 29 Jan. 2006-2008 Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports 6 April 2008-2009 Union Minister of the Development of North-Eastern Region March 2010 Nominated to Rajya Sabha April 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Rural Development. Three Daughters Founder President, Society for Secularism; Chairman, South Asia Foundation Chapter India; frequently invited to seminars on poverty alleviation, foreign policy and nuclear disarmament in India and abroad; widely published columnist 10/04/1941 (i) Remembering Rajiv, Rupa, 1992, (ii) In Rajiv's Footsteps: One Year in Parliament, Konark, 1993, (iii) Mani Shankar Aiyar's Pakistan Papers, UBSPD, 1994, (iv) Knickerwallahs, Silly-Billies and Other Curious Creatures, UBSPD, 1995, (v) Rajiv Gandhi's India (in 4 volumes) (ed.), UBSPD, 1997, (vi) Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist, Penguin India, 2004, and (vii) A Time of Transition : Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century, Penguin India, 2009 Married On 14 January 1973 Member, Indian Foreign Service, 1963-89; Consul-General, Karachi, 1978-82; Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, 1982-83; Special Assistant to former Congress (I) President, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, 1989-91; has been awarded 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, for 2006 by President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil 12, Safdarjung Lane (Opposite the Exit Gate of Delhi Gymkhana Club), New Delhi- 110011Telephone : 23795402, Mobile: 9868217868 Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar Senior Cambridge, B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, (standing first in the University), M.A. (Economics) Educated at Doon School, Dehradun, St. Stephens' College, University of Delhi, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, U.K. D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Honorary Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University, U.K., 2010 Widely travelled No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2133 Shrimati Suneet Mani Aiyar Diplomat, Journalist/Writer, Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati S. Bhagyalakshmi Nominated Member, (i) Delhi Gymkhana Club, (ii) India International Centre, and (iii) India Habitat Centre; reading, writing and music 12,Avaiyambalpuram, Mayiladuturai 709001Telephone : {04364}221234 Late Shri V. Sankar Aiyar
Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) Nominated March 2010 Nominated to Rajya Sabha One Daughter One Son Writer, social activist, stage artist, scriptwriter, lyricist and poet; awarded, (i) National Award for Best Lyricist for five times, (ii) Filmfare Award for Best Writer and Lyricist for fifteen times, (iii) IIFA award for Best Lyricist for five times, (iv) Padma Shri, 1999, (v) Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, 2006, and (vi) Padma Bhushan, 2007; conferred honorary degree of Doctorate by the Pondicherry University, April 2010 17/01/1945 (i) Tarkash (in Urdu and Hindi), (ii) Quiver (in English), (iii) Talking Films (in English and Hindi and (iv) Talking Songs (in English) Married On 9 December 1984 President, Muslims for Secular Democracy; Member, Citizens for Justice and Peace; addressed, (i) Harvard University, (ii) Columbia University, (iii) Cambridge University, (iv) Oxford University, (v) Jawaharlal Nehru University, (vi) Aligarh Muslim University and (vii) Lucknow University Shri Javed Akhtar Graduate in Arts U.K., U.S.A., Kenya and U.A.E. No javed.akhtar@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2132 Shrimati Shabana Azmi Scriptwriter, lyricist, poet Late Shrimati Safiya Akhtar Nominated Cricket and tennis 702, Sagar Samrat, Greenfields, Juhu, Mumbai- 400049Telephone : {022} 26200066, 26202602 Mobile: 09820184645. Late Shri Jan-Nisar Akhtar
Kanna (Dumariya), Distt. East Champaran (Bihar) Lok Janasakti Party April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008-Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Petitions Aug. 2008- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Jan. 2009 -May 2009 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Steel two Daughters Five Sons Worked for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden 18/07/1970 Married Chairman, Iffat Charitable Trust since 2006 30, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi.Telephone : Tel. 23782355, 23782377, Mobile: 9868181499 Shri Sabir Ali Intermediate, B.A. Europe including U.K., U.S.A., Middle-East and Saudi Arabia No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2079 Shrimati Yasmin Sabir Ali Industrialist, Social and Political Worker Shrimati Kaneez Bandi Bihar Cricket and badminton Vilage-Kanana, Post-Kaurihar, Thana-Raxaul, Dist.- East Champaran.Telephone : Mobile: 09431811686 Shri Mazhar Hussain
Kithore, Distt. Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2006-May 2007 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries and the Ministry of Small Scale Industries May 2007- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Jan. 2009- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Defence Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Select Committee to the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculutre and Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution two Daughters Four Sons 20/05/1962 Married On 21 May 1982 Member, State Minorities Commission, Uttar Pradesh for two years; Director, Minority Finance Commission, Uttar Pradesh for three years 103, North Avenue, New Delhi- 110001Telephone : Mobile: 9868181396 Shri Munquad Ali B.A. Educated at Meerut University, Meerut No munquad.ali@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2017 Shrimati Reehana Parveen Agriculturist Shrimati Warisa Begum Uttar Pradesh 143/11, Mohalla Mausam Khani, Kithore, Distt.- MeerutTelephone : Mobile: 09415108055 Shri Shoquat Ali
Chandpur, Distt. Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) Indian National Congress 1999-Feb. 2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha Leader, Bahujan Samaj Party in Parliament (13th Lok Sabha) Member, Standing Committee on Finance Member, Business Advisory Committee Member, Committee on Official Language Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam and matters relating thereto Member, Joint Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Functioning of Wakf Boards Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Member, Board of Management of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow Member, Court of the Aligarh Muslim University Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Central Vigilance Commission Bill June 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha July-Oct. 2004 Member, Committee on Rules Aug. 2004- Sept. 2010 Member, Business Advisory Committee 31 Aug. 2004 - May 2007 Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Oct. 2004- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Human Resource Development April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Finance May 2007-May 2009 Member, Committee on Public Accounts Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Court of the Aligarh Muslim University July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Select Committee to the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 Two Sons Permanent columnist of various weekly, fortnightly and monthly maganizes; associated with anti-dowry movement; free legal aid and awakening movement; anti-corruption and malpractices movements in the country; awakening movement among minorities, dalits and other weaker sections of the society; special interest in reading books specially History and biographies 15/04/1956 Married On 11 November 1995 Participated in conferences, seminars and conventions : Convenor, All India Minority Convention presided by erstwhile Chief Justice of India at Mavalankar Hall, New Delhi; presided, (i) All India Convention of Minority Cell, Janata Dal at New Delhi and (ii) All India Minority Dalit Rally; visited Mauritius in a Parliamentary Delegation led by the Speaker of Lok Sabha; participated in Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Bangladesh and the UN General Assembly Conference; Observer, General Elections in Uzbekistan in the year 2003; National General Secretary, (i) Janata Dal and (ii) Democratic Socialist Party (headed by late Shri H.N. Bahuguna); Member, Supreme Court Bar Association 31, Canning Lane, New Delhi.Telephone : 23782262, 23782117, Mobile: 9868180136 Shri Raashid Alvi B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at K.G.K. College, Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) Bangladesh, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Libya, Singapore, Thailand, Mauritius, Tashkent, (Uzbekistan), U.S.A., U.K., France, Morocco, Spain, Egypt and South Africa No raashid@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1938 Shrimati N. Alvi Advocate (Supreme Court) Late Shrimati Islama Khatoon Andhra Pradesh Playing chess, reading books, composing poetry, drawing cartoons and sketches 8-2-350/350/API/302, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Late Shri Malik Irfan Alvi (freedom fighter)
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) Indian National Congress April 1984 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1984-86 Member, Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha 1984-90 and Member, Consultative Committee for the Oct. 2004 -Jan. 2006 Ministry of External Affairs 1985-88 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Lok Pal Bill 1986-89 Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha 1987-88 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence 1988-90 Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Press Council of India April 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Aug. 2004 - July 2006 Member, Business Advisory Committee 29 Jan. 2006 - 22 May 2009 Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs 22 May 2009 onwards Minister of Commerce and Industry Two Sons Associated with a number of social, sports organizations and in All India NGO in dis- ability sector 05/01/1953 Married On 23 February 1987 Chairman, (i) First Non-Aligned Youth Conference, Delhi, 19-21 November 1985, (ii) National Preparatory Committee for XII World Youth and Students Festival, 1985, (iii) International Youth Conference Against Apartheid, Delhi, 8-9 January 1987, (iv) World Youth Action Against Apartheid, 1987-1994, (v) National Preparatory Committee for 'Nelson Mandela - Freedom at 70' Campaign, 1988, (vi) Indian Anti-Apartheid Movement, 1989-1994 and (vii) Indo-South Africa Friendship Association since 1994; President, (i) Students Union, R.P.C.S.D.B. College, Shimla, 1972, (ii) Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress, 1977-1981, (iii) Indian Youth Congress, 1985-1987 and (iv) Himachal Pradesh Amateur Athletic Association, 1988-1993; Secretary, (i) Himachal Pradesh University Students' Council, 1973, (ii) National Students Union of India, 1975-1978 and (iii) Indian Youth Congress, 1981-1984; Spokesperson, Indian National Congress, 1989 and April 2000 - 2006; Member, (i) All India Congress Committee, (ii) Himachal Pradesh University, Senate, 1973-1976, (iii) Himachal Pradesh Congress Executive since 1975, (iv) Himachal Pradesh University Executive Council, 1984-1988, (v) Sports Authority of India since 1985, (vi) National Youth Advisory Board since 1986, (vii) Indian Delegation to UN General Assembly Session, 1988 and 2004, (viii) Indian Delegation to Special UN Session on Palestine at Geneva, 1988, (ix) Indian Government Delegation to Afghanistan, 1988-89, (x) Commonwealth Observer Group to Namibia, 1989, (xi) Indian National Congress delegation to meet Mr. Nelson Mandela, 1990, (xii) Indian delegation to ANC Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1991, (xiii) Commonwealth Observer Mission to South Africa, 1992, (xiv) Indian Government Delegation to South Africa, 1993, (xv) Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, 1995, (xvi) Synergy Group of Education, 1995, (xvii) Indian National Sub Commission for UNESCO, 1995-1997, (xviii) Indian National Congress delegation to South Africa, 1998, (xix) Governing Body, Action for Autism, New Delhi since 2000, (xx) National Committee of United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, 2001, (xxi) Indian National Congress Delegation to UK, 2001 and (xxii) Indian National Congress Delegation to the Labour Party Meeting at Bournemouth, U.K.; Visiting Faculty Member, (i) School of International Studies, Harvard University, 1988 and (ii) School of Asian Studies, Columbia University, New York, 1988; attended/organised conference/meeting, (i) XII Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth, Hungary, 1986, (ii) International Conference of the ANC at Arusha, Tanzania, 1987, (iii) International Conference on Children, Repression and the Law in Apartheid South Africa, Harare Session, 1987, (iv) International Conference on Namibia at Melbourne, 1989, (v) VIII E.N.D. Convention on 'Disarmament and Developments' at Gastiez, Spain, 1989, (vi) IV International Conference Against Apartheid Sport at Stockholm, 1990, (vii) ANC Conference, Durban, South Africa, 1991, (viii) International Conference on Southern Africa at London, June 1993, (ix) 28th General Conference of UNESCO, Paris, November, 1995, (x) International Seminar of the political parties from the developing countries held in Beijing, May 2001, (xi) Labour Party Meeting at Bournemouth, U.K., 2003, (xii) India-EU Summit in Helsinki, October 2006, (xiii) Proactively associated with the convening of the International Conference to commemorate the Centenary of Satyagraha, New Delhi, 29-30 January 2007 and was the Secretary General of the Conference, which was attended by 122 leadership delegations from 91 countries, (xiv) Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) Summit, Kampala, Uganda, November 2007 and (xv) India Africa Forum Summit, April 2008; leader of Indian delegation to, (i) U.S.S.R. and G.D.R., 1982, (ii) Hungary, 1983, (iii) Algeria and G.D.R., 1985, (iv) XIIth World Youth Festival, Moscow, (v) Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, 1986 and (vi) Angola, 1989; Special Envoy of Prime Minister to, (i) Algeria, Sahara, Tunisia and Palestine, 1988 and (ii) South Africa, 1992; Commonwealth Secretary-General's Observer for South African Transition Process and Elections, 1994; well conversant with parliamentary and legislative procedure, and international law; considerable experience in handling media matters 28, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110003Telephone : 24634755, 24643663 (O), Fax: 24634756, Mobile: 9868181147 Shri Anand Sharma B.A., LL.B. Educated at R.P.C.S.D.B. College, Shimla and Faculty of Law, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Paramaribo, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad, and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, U.K., Uruguay, U.S.A. and Yugoslavia No anandsharma@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=431 Dr. (Smt.) Zenobia Sharma Lawyer Shrimati Prabha Rani Sharma Rajasthan Cricket, hiking, travelling, reading books on philosophy and history; listening to Indian and western classical music Prabhat Lodge, (Anand Bhawan), Kelston, Shimla - 171001Telephone : {0177}2653365 Late Shri P.A. Sharma
Dumraon, Distt. Buxar (Bihar) Janta Dal (United) 2000-2003 Member, Bihar State Backward Classes Commission April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006-March 2007 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Sept. 2006- May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment March 2007- May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Ministry of Minority Affairs Nov. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Provision of Computer Equipment to Members of Rajya Sabha Four Sons Founder President, All India Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz, formed in 1998, the organization is working for the upliftment of Dalit and OBC Muslims and maintenance of communal harmony and social justice in the country; Chief Editor, "Pasmanda Awaz", a monthly Journal since 2004; awarded the prestigious fellowship in the field of journalism from K.K.Birla Foundation, 1996-97 delivered lectures (i) on International Co-operation in the peaceful uses of outer-space, 21 October, 2009, (ii) at Columbia University (Department of Hindi), New York; participated in the discussion on Globalisation and Interdependance, with special reference to role of the U.N. in promoting development; delivered speech on 'Review of the Efficiency of the Administrative and Financial Functioning of United Nations with special reference to Parliament' 16/01/1954 (i) Sar Ke Bal Khari Muslim Siyasat (Hindi and Urdu Booklet), 1998, (ii) Masawat Ki Jung (Hindi), 2002, (iii) Dalit Mushalman (Hindi), 2004 and (iv) Masawat Ki Jung (Urdu & English), 2005 Married On May 1975 Joined students politics in 1967 and led many mass movements and was sent to jail many times 74, North Avenue, New Delhi 110001Telephone : (Tel. 23092251, 23092231, 9868181015) Shri Ali Anwar Ansari Graduate Educated at D.K.College, Dumraon and M.V.College, Buxar (Bihar) Attended, (i) Geneva Conference at U.N. office, to participate in the discussion on 'Interfaith Co-operation and the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity', 1-2 September, 2008 and (ii) 64th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at New York, 20 Indian Parliamentary Delegation; visited, Boston (U.S.A.) to address a gathering of Muslim Intellectuals; Washington D.C., Maryland, New Jersey and Baltimore to address the Indian Muslims Council and the Aligarh Alumini Association No ali.anwar@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2002 Shrimati Jamila Bano Political and Social Worker, Journalist and Writer Late Shrimati Shahidan Bibi Bihar Reading, writing and social service activities 226/2, Haroon Nagar Colony, Sector-II, Fulwari Sharif, Patna. 801505Telephone : (Tel. {0612} 2253030, Mobile: 09431800960) Shri Abdul Mannan Ansari
Husainpura, Distt. Mau (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Corporate Affiars and Ministry of Minority Affairs four Daughters One Son Literary Secretary, Danish Kada Urdu Library, Mau 12/04/1962 Married On 22 November 1988 General Secretary, Student Union, D.C.S.K.P.G. College, Mau (Uttar Pradesh), 1985 111, U.P. Bhawan, New DelhiTelephone : 24671201, Mobile : 9013181800 Shri Salim Ansari B.A., M.A. Educated at D.C.S.K.P.G. College, Mau (Gorakhpur University) Nepal No salim.ansari@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2162 Shrimati Shagufta Business and Social Service Late Shrimati Zubaida Khatun Uttar Pradesh Athletics and football 108, Husainpura, Maunath Bhanjan, Tehsil - Maunath Bhanjan, Distt.- Mau.Telephone : {0547}2220580, Mobile: 09455050786 Shri Mohd. Shoeb
Cherthala, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala) Indian National Congress 1970-77, 1977-79, 1995-96, 1996-2001 and 2001-05 Member, Kerala Legislative Assembly 1977-78, 1995-96, 2001-04 Chief Minister, Kerala April 1985 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 1991 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1993-95 Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution 1996- 2001 Leader of Opposition, Kerala Legislative Assembly May 2005 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health June 2006-Oct. 2006 Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare 24 Oct. 2006 onwards Minister of Defence April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Two Sons 28/12/1940 Editor, 'Kalasala', a Malayalam weekly, 1964-65; Editor, Printer and Publisher, 'Veekshanam', a Malayalam daily, 1978-82 Married On 17 March 1985 School Union Councillor, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1956-57; Students Union Secretary, Government High School, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58; General Secretary, (i) Cherthala Taluk Committee, Kerala Students Union, Cherthala, Alappuzha, 1957-58, (ii) College Students Union, Maharajas College, Ernakulam, 1962-63, (iii) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (K.P.C.C.), 1969-73 and (iv) All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.), 1984-87; Treasurer, Kerala Students Union, 1963-64; Treasurer (Acting), A.I.C.C., 1994-95; President, (i) Kerala Students Union, 1964-66, (ii) Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, 1966-69 and (iii) K.P.C.C., 1973-77, 1978-82 and 1987-92; Convenor, State Liaison Committee of the Ruling Coalition, Kerala, 1970-77; Member, (i) Congress Working Committee since 15 April 1992, (ii) Central Disciplinary Action Committee, A.I.C.C. since 17 February 1993 and (iii) Central Election Committee, A.I.C.C. since 12 February 2001 9, Krishna, Menon Marg, New DelhiTelephone : (Tel. 23366744, Mobile: 9868181181) Shri A.K. Antony B.A., B.L. Educated at University of Kerala Erstwhile U.S.S.R., Japan, France, U.K., Yugoslavia, Singapore, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, U.S.A., Maldives and Oman No ak.antony@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=517 Shrimati Elizabeth Antony Advocate, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Aley Kutty Kerala Reading 'Anjanam', Easwara Vilasam Road, Thiruvananthapuram 695014Telephone : (Tel.{0471}2329303, 2735858) Shri Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai
Rajgurunagar, Distt. Pune (Maharashtra) Bharatiya Janata Party 1996-98 Additional Advocate General, State of Maharashtra April 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2000 onwards Member, Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee for the Central Railway Zone Member, Committee on Rules May 2000 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence Jan. 2001 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare Dec. 2001 onwards Member, India-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group Member, India-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group Jan. 2002-May 2004 Member, Board of Governors, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Jan. 2002-2005 Member, Samsad (Court) of Visva Bharati May 2002 onwards Member, Governing Council of National Mission for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Feb. 2002-Feb. 2005 Member, Central Advisory Committee for Light Houses Member, Railway Convention Committee Aug. 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Aug. 2002 - March 2006 Member, Court of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Jan. 2003-April 2006 Member, Council of National Literacy Mission Authority Nov. 2003-April 2006 Member, Central Advisory Board (S.8 Minimum Wages Act, 1948) July 2001-April 2006 Member, Central Advisory Board on Child Labour July 2004-April 2006 Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004-April 2006 and June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Aug. 2004-April 2006 Member, General Purposes Committee May 2006 onwards Member, Central Advisory Board of Education Sept. 2004-2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Nov. 2004-2006 Member, Informal Consultative Committee (S) for Central Railway and Western Railways Member, Telephone Advisory Committee for MTNL, Mumbai April 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting July 2007 onwards Vice-President, India-China Parliamentary Friendship Group May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Rules August 2008 onwards Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways One Daughter Was National President, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (A.B.V.P.) and was active in A.B.V.P. for 38 years; was on Governing Council of Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, an educational institution running 20 colleges and schools for about two decades; was President, Advocates Association of Western India (A.A.W.I.), High Court, Mumbai; President, Sawarkar Darshan Pratisthan (Trust), Mumbai; Vice-President, Ram Bhau Mahalgi Prabodhni, Mumbai; Chairman, (i) Vidyarthi Nidhi Trust, Mumbai and (ii) 'Srijan' Dipex Centre for Entrepreneurship Development; Founder Member, Students' Experience in Inter-State Living Trust, Mumbai 18/01/1939 (i) Educational Change, 1977, (ii) Yeshwant (in Marathi), 1988, (iii) Report on Violation of Fundamental Rights of Citizens in Ayodhya, Nov. 1990 and (iv) Supreme Court on Hindutva (ed.), 2005 Married On 28 February 1967 Fought against the Emergency, 1975-77; was detained under the MISA from December 1975 to February 1977; taught Law as Hon. Professor at (i) New Law College, Mumbai, for twelve years, (ii) University of Mumbai, Mumbai for twelve years; designated Senior Advocate by the High Court, Mumbai; was Member, Senate, University of Mumbai; National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.) since 2002 C-702, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi. 110001Telephone : (Tel. 23311966, Fax: 23323039, Mobile: 9868181926) Shri Balavant alias Bal Apte M.A., LL.M. Educated at University of Mumbai, Mumbai U.S.S.R. as a member of Indo-U.S.S.R. Youth Meet in 1978, China, South Korea, Panama, U.K. and U.S.A. as a member of parliamentry delegation, Germany, Switserland; attended the 119th assembly of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held at Geneva in October 2008 No bpapte@sansad.nic. in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=123 Shrimati Urmila Apte Shrimati Sita Apte Maharashtra Reading and writing Girish Building, T.H. Kataria Road, Mahim, Mumbai. 400016Telephone : (Tel. {022} 24376441, 24372419, Fax 24324871, Mobile: 09869033442)) Shri Parashuram Apte
Delhi Indian National Congress 1991 Additional Solicitor General of India May 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2002 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance Jan. 2003 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Commerce Convenor, Sub-Committee on Textiles of the Committee on Commerce April 2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Committee on Information Technology Oct. 2004 - Jan. 2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance 29 Jan. 2006-22 May 2009 Minister of State in the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry 2009 National Spokesperson AICC General Elections (2009) 2009-2010 Chairman, Sub-Committee on Action Taken Notes of the Committee on Public Accounts Aug. 2009 - Jan. 2011 Member, Committee on External Affairs April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 -May 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Public Accounts Aug. 2010-Dec. 2010 Chairman, Select Committee to the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 19 Jan. 2011 onwards Minister of State in the Ministry of Planning Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology Minister of State in the Ministry of Earth Sciences one Daughter One Son Has written several articles in newspapers and magazines on law, economic reforms, elections, democracy, international affairs, etc.; has been extensively interviewed in the print and electronic media including BBC, CNN, STAR, Radio Australia, UN Radio (New York), Doordarshan, Zee, India TV, TVI, Jain TV and NDTV 24x7; also interacted on political issues with (i) the foreign print media including the Washington Post, Le Monde, Los Angeles Times, Guardian, the Times (London), India Abroad (New York), Les Echos (Paris), Le Figaro (Paris), Diplomatica magazine (Morocco) and The Dawn (Pakistan) and (ii) the national media including The Times of India, Punjab Kesri, The Tribune, The Observer, The Economic Times, Hindustan Times, Financial Express, Pioneer, Indian Express, Asian Age, The Hindu, Hindu Business Line, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Hindustan (Hindi), ‘Ajit’, etc. 26/10/1952 Law, Ideas and Ideology in Politics: Perspectives of an Activist, 2003 Married On 30 November 1975 President, (i) Indo-French Parliamentary Friendship Group, 2004 and (ii) Indo-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Society; Chairman, India-Japan Forum of Parliamentarians; Member, (i) Executive Committee of the Indo-British Parliamentary Forum, FICCI, and (ii) High Powered Parliamentary Goodwill Delegation to China led by Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha; nominated as accompanying Minister to the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on her State visit to (i) Vietnam and Indonesia, November, 2008 and (ii) Spain and Poland, April 2009; accompanying Minister to, (i) Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe in 2007, (ii) Prime Minister of U.K., Gordon Brown, 2008 and (iii) King Albert II of Belgium and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during their visits to India in 2006-2009; has engaged in his official capacity with global leaders including President Shimon Peres of Israel, President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France; Chief Guest (i) 16th Anniversary of the independence of Republic of Uzbekistan organised by Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, September, 2007, (ii) World Academy of Productivity Science (WAPS) Fellow Awards function at PHDCCI (Distribution of Awards), New Delhi, October 8, 2007, (iii) ICAI International Conference, Mumbai, December 2007, (iv) Session on “AMERICAS” during Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2008, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, January 2008, (v) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Seminar “Gateway to North America” and a get together of Pennsylvania Universities Alumni of New Delhi, February 2008, (vi) Plenary Session of the International Conference on Reinventing Management & the Rise of the Asian Tigers hosted by JIIMS, New Delhi, March 2008, (vii) Global Compact Society - 3rd National Convention on Sustainable Development - The Role of Global Compact organised by ONGC, Delhi, (viii) CNBC TV-18 Autocar Auto Awards-2008, New Delhi, (ix) Federation of Automobile Dealers Association's Auto Summit at Hotel Ashok, (x) Inaugural Session of the Retail Symposium 2008 on "Making Delhi a Global Retail Destination" organised by CII, April 2008, (xi) Inaugural Session of AIMA National Management Forum 2008, New Delhi, July 2008, (xii) Session titled 'Building Bridges Trade and Investment' at The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Chennai; (xii) 3rd National Quality Conclave organised by Quality Council of India, New Delhi, (xiii) Federation of Automobile Dealers Association's Auto Summit, New Delhi, (xiv) 2nd Global Innovation Summit 2008, FIND 2008, organised jointly by Confederation of Indian Industry and Finpro India, Finland, May 2008 (xv) International Conference-CTL 2009 with the theme "Powering Economic Growth: Logi(sti)cal Approach" organised by Indian Merchant's Chamber at Bombay , January 29,2009, (xvi) FICCI's International Brand Conclave Theme: Vision & Trends-Focus Sectors-Gems & Jewellery, Time Wear and Accessories organized by Geetanjali & FICCI at Mumbai, January, 2009, (xvii) Annual Function of DPS, Greater Noida, (xviii) Council's Regional Award Presentation Organized by EEPC at Mumbai, April 2007; Guest of Honour, (i) Investors Meet, organised by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Bangkok, September 2007, (ii) Interactive Session with the members of World Chlorine Council, New Delhi, 28 October 2007, (iii) Inaugural Session of National Convention on Exploring Investment Opportunities in Orissa, Ashok Hotel, 29 October 2007, (iv) Breakfast Session with senior business delegation headed by Lord Karan Billimoria, New Delhi, (v) 57th Annual Convocation of Panjab University and (vi) Inauguration Ceremony of IMTEX 2009 and Tooltech 2009 in Bangalore (IMTMA), 29 January 2009; Chair, (i) Session on “Business Update: Outline of the Take Off”, US-India’s Strategic Dialogue organized by Aspen Strategy Group/CII, Washington DC, June 2006, (ii) Session at AIMA-AAMO, 34th National Management Convention, Theme: Managing New India Striving for Inclusive Growth, Kolkata, September, 2007 and (iii) Wrap up session of the meetings held in North-East States with the Minister of Thailand, Kolkata; Co-Chair, Business Meet organised by Assocham with H.E. Mohamed Nasheed, Hon'ble President of Maldives, New Delhi, 23 December 2008; Special Guest, (i) India Economic Summit 2006 organised by The World Economic Forum on “Going Global: The Acquisitive Indian”, New Delhi, (ii) Regional World Economic Forum’s Plenary Session on “Tech Sector Growth - Victim of its Own Success?”, November 2007 and (iii) Session on Big Bets on Technology and manufacturing, organised by CII, New Delhi, 18 November 2008; Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker: (i) 'India Calling 2007" function in Johannesburg presided over by President Mbeki 1-3 Aug, 2007, (ii) 6th International Conference on "Communication Convergence" at Mumbai in March 2008 and (iii) Keynote Address At The Launch Of Societe Generals' The India Factor Report" London & Paris (March 2007); Chief Guest and Keynote Addresses: (i) “India and The Emerging Global Order” at the 16th Asian Corporate Conference of The Asia Society (New York), Mumbai, March, 2006, (ii) INDIA DAY at New Jersey, on INDIA-The Market, the Experience and the Opportunity, May 2006, (iii) Interactive meeting with CEOs’ of leading American Petrochemical companies to promote India as FDI destination, in Greenbrier, (Virginia, U.S.A.), June 2006, (iv) Seminar on “Competitiveness in India’s Growing Manufacturing Sector”, organized by Asia Society, New York, June 2006, (v) Stanford Asia Technology Initiative Global Entrepreneurship Forum – Reinventing India on “The Role of Infrastructure to De-Bottleneck Industrial Growth", Mumbai, August 2006, (vi) “India – A Design and Engineering and Manufacturing Destination” at the 3rd Indo-US Economic Summit, New Delhi, September 2006, (vii) “Mitigating India’s Energy Security Challenge Potential for Domestic Action” organised by Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, September 2006, (viii) The 3rd Annual India Investment Forum on The Indian Growth Story, New York, September, 2006, (ix) At Dinner for global partners of the Mckinsey Automobile Sector practice, New Delhi, February 2007, (x) US Women Entrepreneurs Delegation on “Indian Economy: The Way Ahead” organised by FICCI FLO at FICCI, New Delhi, March 2007, (xi) AGM of Indian Merchant Chamber, Kolkata, June 2007, (xii) The Citigroup Sponsored Global India Summit in New Delhi, March 2008, (xiii) GE sponsored conference on "Access India 2008", New Delhi, 5 March 2008, (xiv) International Conference on "Communication Convergence" at Mumbai, March 2008, (xv) District Conference “Anglkar - Our Commitment to Serve” at Swabhumi, Subject: “Leadership in Public Life”, Kolkata, (xvi) UK-India Infrastructure Conclave, New Delhi and (xvii) International Conference on “Technology and Innovation for knowledge management organized by NPC, (xviii) India Investors Summit on Challenge of Inclusivist Growth - The India Story at Ballroom, London, 19 May 2008, (xix) The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University on India's Global Engagement : Challenges of a Pluralist Democracy, September 2008, (xx) 4th Session of the India-Belarus Inter Governmental Commission on Economic, Trade, Industrial Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (JCM), New Delhi, 17 November 2008, (xxi) Valedictory Session in Symposium Hall, National Agriculture Science Complex, Pusa Institute, New Delhi, 18 December 2008, (xxii) USIBC's Conference on "US and India - Doing Business in Today's Economy"in New Delhi, 10 January 2009 and (xxiii) Inauguration of the Technical Session 4- Nuclear Energy-5th Indo-US Economic Summit Looking Ahead- Consolidating Alliances by IACC, 7 January 2009 ; Guest Speaker at The India Economic Summit 2006 organised by The World Economic Forum on “India and the United States: The New Paradigm”, New Delhi, November 2007; Special Address as Chief Guest (i) AGM of Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, June 2007, (ii) ‘Powering Economic Growth: Logi(sti)cal Approach Organised by Indian Merchants Chamber, 29th January, 2009 and (iii) Release of "The India Factor" Report by Societe Generale followed by luncheon meeting with institutional investors and asset managers (CEOs, CIOs. Senior Fund Managers, Strategist, Economics and Analysts) in New York, June 2007; Address as Guest of Honour, Chatham House on The India Story: Economic Growth and the Challenges of Pluralistic Democracy, London, May 2007; Keynote Speaker, (i) Powering Growth through Logistics Innovation and Integration organized by CII at Chennai, 19 September, 2007 and (ii) At Petrotech 2009 Organised By Indian Oil Corporation At Vigyan Bhwan, January 15, 2009; Inaugural Address on (i) "Sustainable Economic Growth through Innovation at 1st Global Innovation Summit" "Leadership in the Global Economy-Innovation to the Fore", New Delhi organised by CII, March 2007, (ii) 4th Japan-India Strategic Partnership symposium organised by Government of Japan and CII, Delhi, (iii) Mindmine Summit 2007 on Imagining, Investing, Inventing: "The Global Indian Manager" at New Delhi, (iv) National Conference 2007 and Insignia 2007 at Madras Christian College, 19 September 2007, (v) Indo-Turkish Business Meeting, March 2008, New Delhi, (vi) National Seminar on Harnessing IP for National Development on the occasion of World IP Day organized by FICCI, April 2008, (vii) Inaugural Session of 'IT Intelligence Conclave', New Delhi organized by The Economic Times, 4 July 2008 and (viii) The Performance Theatre hosted by Tata in New Delhi, 13 November 2008; Keynote Address at the launch of Societe Generale's 'The India Factor Report', London and Paris, March 2007; Address on (i) "Trading for Global Integration" Indian Government Representative at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East Summit at Sharm EI Sheikh, Egypt , May 2006 and (ii) 'India - Israel Relations in a Global Age' organized by CII and The Harold Hartog School of Government And Policy, Tel Aviv at New Delhi, 3 September 2008; Valedictory Address at The Partnership Summit on Emergent India: New Roles and Responsibilities, Bangalore, January 2007; Delivered the Nehru Memorial Lecture at the Nehru Centre, London, 19 May 2008; nominated by the Government of India as a Member of the Indian delegation to the OECD workshop on Foreign Direct Investment in non-member dynamic economics held at Wellington, New Zealand, 6-7 April 1995; Inauguration of (i) Job and Education Fair organised by ITPO, New Delhi, April 2007 and (ii) INDEE 2007, organised by the Indian Engineering Export Promotion Council, 23 October 2007; was Rapporteur, Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law; Associate Visiting Professor, Institute of Peace and Development, University of Nice, 1994; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, 2003; was Chairman, A.I.C.C. Vichar Vibhag (Intellectual Cell), 2002-04; was Spokesperson, A.I.C.C.; National Spokesperson, A.I.C.C. General Elections, 2008; was Member, Media Committee, A.I.C.C.; Member, (i) IBA and LAW ASIA, (ii) Executive Committee, Energy Law Section, LAW ASIA, (iii) Indian Society of International Law (iv) Indian Council of Arbitration, LES (U.K.) and (v) Expowered Sub-Committee of the High Level Committee on Manufacturing (under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister); Leader, (i) Indian Delegation to Morocco for a Symposium on South - South Cooperation: in the fields of Energy and Industry, Challenges and Opportunities organized by the Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organisations, Rabat (Morocco), May 2007, and (ii) Interactive Session with US SMEs in the manufacturing sector, hosted by NAM under the President of Governor Engler in Washington; Presented, Country Statement at CEOs Summit at Florence, hosted by USB Bank Meeting with Mr. Al Gore on Climate Change, June 2007; Papers presented include (i) “Privatization in India : An Overview” at an International symposium on ‘Privatization throughout the World’ organized by the Forum International, University of Nice (France), 2-4 December 1993, (ii) “Telecom Scene in India : An Overview of Law & Policy” at Monaco ’96, Monte Carlo, 22-23 March 1996, (iii) “Multinational Investments in Asia : The case of India” at the IBA Conference, New Delhi, 1997, (iv) “Post Explosions India - Challenges, Response and Opportunity” at the Third LAW ASIA Business Law Conference, Tokyo, 9-10 November 1998, and (v) “Integrated Implementation of TRIPS” organised by the AIPPI Forum, Basel, Switzerland at Lyons, France, 3-6 March 1999; was invited, (i) to attend an International Conference on Federalism organised by the Swiss Federal Government at ST. Gallen, Switzerland, 27-30 August 2002, (ii) to give a professional/expert view on the new Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and other proposed fiscal legislation before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, 1998, (iii) to be a co-panelist on the Assocham Conference on "Reforming Company Law – A Pragmatic Approach" held in New Delhi, 13-14 November, 1998 and (iv) to participate in The Ditchley Foundation Conference on "India : The Future " held at Oxfordshire, U.K. June 1992 18, Ashoka Road, New Delhi - 110001Telephone : 26832102(R), 23354222(O), Mobile: 9868181833, 9811902559 Shri Ashwani Kumar B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.Phil. Educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from Panjab University, 2004 U.S.A., U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Jordan, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Morocco, South Africa, Israel, U.A.E., Spain, Finland Poland No akumar@del2.vsnl.net.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1902 Shrimati Madhu Kumar Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India Late Shrimati Adarsh Kumari Punjab Table tennis, wrestling, reading, travel, music and films Sewa Sadan, Opp. ITI, G.T. Road, Gurdaspur, Punjab.Telephone : {01874}221808, 210425, Mobile: 09478401314 Late Shri Prabodh Chandra
Village Soti, Bhadarwah, Distt. Doda (Jammu & Kashmir) Indian National Congress 1980-82 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings 1980-84 Member, Seventh Lok Sabha (from Washim, Maharashtra) 1982 Chairman, Youth Services Committee, IX Asian Games Member, Special Organising Committee, IX Asian Games 1982-83 Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs 1983-84 Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 1985-89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha (from Washim, Maharashtra) 31 Dec.1984-11 May 1986 Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs May 1986 - Oct. 1986 Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs Oct. 1986 - Sept. 1987 Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies April 1990 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 1991 - Jan. 1993 Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Jan. 1993 - May 1996 Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Dec. 1995 - May 1996 Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Civil Aviation and Tourism Nov. 1996 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1998 Member, Standing Committee on Energy July 1998- May 2004 Member, Rajghat Samadhi Committee Dec. 1999 - Feb. 2004 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture May 2000 - Feb. 2004 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Functioning of Wakf Boards Nov. 2002 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha May 2004-Oct. 2005 Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Urban Development Chairman, Rajghat Samadhi Committee Nov. 2005-July 2008 Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir April 2006-Feb. 2009 Member, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Feb. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha 22 May 2009 onwards Minister of Health and Family Welfare one Daughter One Son Organising camps, symposia and seminars on the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi 07/03/1949 Married On 27 March 1980 An outstanding N.C.C. Cadet in Government Degree College, Bhadarwah, G.G.M. Science College and S.P. College, Srinagar; courted arrest more than a dozen times and jailed during the Janata Government (1977-79) in different parts of the country; Chairman, First International Youth Conference, Delhi, 1982; Member, (i) Delegation to the 11th World Youth and Students' Festival, Havana (Cuba), 1978, (ii) Central Haj Committee, 1980-82,(iii) Governing Council, Rajaji International Institute of Public Affairs and Administration, 1980-82, (iv) Jammu and Kashmir Bhoodan Committee, (v) Parliamentary Delegation to Mexico and Greece and (vi) Indian Parliamentary Group; Leader, (i) Indian Delegation of Sarvodaya to Sri Lanka to visit one thousand Gandhian model villages, 1973, (ii) Youth Congress Delegation to Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Russia, 1980-82, (iii) Young M.P.s' Delegation to Iraq, 1981, (iv) Indian Goodwill Haj Delegation to Saudi Arabia, 1987, (v) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Sweden, 1991 as Parliamentary Affairs Minister, (vi) Indian Parliamentary Delegation in the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting held in New Delhi, 1992 as Parliamentary Affairs Minister and (vii) a number of Congress Party and Ministry of Civil Aviation Delegations to more than three dozen countries, 1991-96; Convener, (i) Central Campaign Committee of A.I.C.C. for 1998 Parliamentary Elections and (ii) Committee for Golden Jubilee Celebrations of India's Independence of A.I.C.C. ; has held many positions in the Indian National Congress; Member, Congress Working Committee (CWC) since 1987; General Secretary, All India Congress Committee since 1999 5, South Avenue Lane, New DelhiTelephone : Tel. 23792052, 23792944 Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad M.Sc. (Zoology) Educated at Government Degree College Bhadarwah, G.G.M. Science College, Jammu, S.P. College, Srinagar and Kashmir University, Srinagar Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., Russia, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Bahamas, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, U.S.A., Australia, Luxembourg, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Romania, Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, Argentina, Brazil, North Korea, South Korea, Iran, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Jordan, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Turkey No azadg@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=126 Shrimati Shameem Dev Azad Political and Social Worker Shrimati Basa Begum Jammu & Kashmir Gardening, meeting people and cultural activities, secularism and national integration House No. 9, Hyderpora Byepass, Distt. Badgam, Srinagar,Jammu & Kashmir. Shri Rahamatullah
Badnore, Distt. Bhilwara (Rajasthan) Bharatiya Janata Party 1977-80, 1985-90, 1993-98 and 1998-99 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly 1998-99 Cabinet Minister for Irrigation, Government of Rajasthan 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Energy and Defence and Convenor of its Sub-Committee on Action Taken Report 2001 Convenor of the Sub-Committee on Electricity Bill, 2001 Convenor, Sub-Committee on Nuclear Energy 2001-2002 Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam 2001-2003 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Member, National Advisory Committee, NCC 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha One Daughter One Son Environment and wild life photography 12/05/1948 Married On 25 November 1978 Chairman, (i) Special Task Force to rehabilitate tigers in Sariska (Rajasthan), Government of Rajasthan, 2005-09, and (ii) Empowered Committee of Forests & Wild Life Management in Rajasthan; Member, (i) National Advisory Committee on Tourism, 2002-2003 (ii) National Committee on N.C.C., (iii) Wild Life Preservation Board, Rajasthan for the last 20 years, (iv) Steering Committee, "Project Tiger", and (v) Board of Governors, Mayo College, Ajmer since 1985; Founder member and Executive member of the Indo-British Parliamentary Forum; Co-Chair of the Indo-US Parliamentary Forum; worked in London (U.K.) in New Caxton Encyclopaedia in 1970; worked in Escorts Ltd. (India) in the Management Cadre 1970-77 and also in 1980-81 411, Rajasthan House, Prithviraj Road, New Delhi. Shri V.P.Singh Badnore B.A.(Hons.), Business Management Educated at Mayo College, Government College, Ajmer and A.S.C.I., Hyderabad Widely travelled; Member, (i) Indian Delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Canada, 1994 and 2004, (ii) Indian Delegation to China (2001), Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa (2002), U.K., U.S.A. (2003), Japan (2004), (iii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) to Pakistan, 2003 and (iv) Delegation of Parliamentary Network on World Bank (PNOWB), Greece, Switzerland, Japan (2004) No vps.badnore@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2158 Shrimati Alka Singh Agriculturist/Farmer, Political and Social Worker, Sportsperson, Environmentalist Shrimati Raj Kanwar Rajasthan Swimming; participated at the national school level swimming competition; Member, (i) Delhi Golf Club, and (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club Jalmahal, Badnor, Tel-Asind, Dist.-Bhilwara. Shri Gopal Singh
Bhatpura, Distt. Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh) Bahujan Samaj Party 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 1999-2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha (2nd Term) 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Member, Committee on Estimates 2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Member, Committee on Public Undertaking 2004-2009 Member, Fourteenth Lok Sabha (3rd Term) Member, Committee on External Affairs 7 Aug. 2006-April 2009 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House 5 Aug. 2007- April 2009 Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance one Daughter One Son Actively involved in abolition of the dowry system, prevention of child marriage and promotion of widow marriage; gives special attention to improving the quality of education; participated in mass weddings; working for the upliftment of the poor, backward, dalits and minorities; participated in the movements for the solution of regional problems and imprisoned many times; enacted the role of police inspector in the TV serial 'Yeh Kaisa Mission' 21/06/1960 Married On 30 November 1989 Divisional President, B.S.P.; National General Secretary, B.S.P. since 2008 AB-89, Shahjahan Road New Delhi.Telephone : Mobile : 9013181920 Prof. S.P.Singh Baghel M.Sc., LL.B., Ph.D. Educated at Jiwaji University, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Meerut University and Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2161 Shrimati Madhu Singh Baghel Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker and Teacher and Educationist Late Shrimati Ramshri Devi Uttar Pradesh Cricket, football, volleyball, shooting and athletics Member, Eleven Star Cricket Club, Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh; was Captain of the cricket team of Government Nehru Degree College, Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh in 1980; participated in the cricket tournament and speech, debate and drama competitions at the university level; interested in folk song and folk music literature; listening to music; reading Hindi literature and writing poems; participated in mushairas and kavi sammelans which promote national integration 44, MIG, New Shahganj, AgraTelephone : Mobile: 09412750555 Late Shri Ram Bharose Singh
Mirza, Udaipur, Distt. South Tripura (Tripura) Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1985- 89 Supervisor, Integrated Child Development Scheme (I.C.D.S.), Tripura Jan.- April 1990 Child Development Project Officer,I.C.D.S., Tripura 1999-2004 Chairperson, Dukli Panchayat Samiti 2002-2004 Member, State Commission for Women 2004-2010 Chairperson, Tripura State Social Welfare Board April 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Environment and Forests None Participated in literary activities; writing articles in dailies and magazines; took part in organizing festivals, drama, debates, state level ceremonial programmes during student days; organized cultural programmes in several villages of the state 01/10/1962 In Bengali, Dalit Sangram, 2000 Married On 30 June 1993 Participated in democratic movement since student days and struggled for the cause of social justice and social welfare; was Member, Students Federation of India (S.F.I.) during college days; participated in movement involving the interest of the employees of the I.C.D.S. (TGEA) 1985-90; movement for upliftment of the downtrodden : joined, (i) Tripura Tapsili Jati Samnnya Samiti and organized the Schedule Castes and the socially deprived people to put their problems and grievances strongly before the government, (ii) as a member of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) State Committee, participated in several women welfare movements; fought for women reservation in Parliament and the State Assemblies; fought against the child marriage; worked closely with the present Government for the successful implementation of the family planning programme in villages; stood against the dowry system in India; worked as councillor for the socially harassed women who were victims of the dowry; contested election for the Member of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (T.T.A.A.D.C.), 1990; Member, (i) T.G.E.A.,Tripura, 1985-90, (ii) T.T.J.S.S. since 1989, (iii) Tripura State Co-operative Union, 2002-2010, and (iv) Women Co-operative Society, 2003-2010 Suite No.207, V.P. House, Rafi Marg, New DelhiTelephone : 23353199, 23708280, Mobile : 9013181333 Smt. Jharna Das Baidya B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Bengali) Educated at Tulsi Bati Balika Vidyalaya, Agartala, M.B.B. College, Agartala and University of Calcutta Bangladesh No jdas.baidya@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2141 Shri Kaushik Baidya Civil Service, Political and Social Worker, Publisher Shrimati Bipula Das Tripura Organizing government exhibitions, village fairs, literacy and sports competitions State Committee Office,CPI(M), Melarmath, Agartala, TripuraTelephone : {0381} 2373344, Mobile: 09436129188 Late Jatiendra Chandra Das
Tezpur, Distt. Sonitpur (Assam) Asom Gana Parishad 1996 - 97 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha June 1996 - March 1998 Union Cabinet Minister, Steel and Mines April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Leader, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in Rajya Sabha Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas July 2008 onwards Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change Member, Zonal Railway Users' Consultative Committee (Z.R.U.C.C.) (NFR), Maligaon One Daughter Articles published in various journals and newspapers 29/01/1956 Married On 30 Janauary 1990 General Secretary, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP); Chairman, Table Tennis Federation of India; Vice-Chairman, Games Village, Commonwealth Games 2010, New Delhi; Executive Board Member, Indian Olympic Association; Council Member, ASEAN Table Tennis Union 32, Canning Lane, New Delhi.Telephone : (Tel. 23782072, 23782084, Mobile:9868181789) Shri Birendra Prasad Baishya B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Economics) Educated at Gauhati University, Guwahati U.S.A., U.K., Russia, Finland, Austria, Australia, Greece, Italy, South Korea, Japan and China No bbaishya@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2064 Shrimati Bandita Baruah Baishya Shrimati Golap Bala Baishya Assam Cricket and table tennis House No. 5, LKRB Road, Nabin Nagar, Guwahati 781024Telephone : (Tel. {0361}2455555, Mobile: 9435047823) Late Shri Kaliram Baishya
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham Nov. 1993 - March 1996 Chairman, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Nov. 2001 - March 2004 and June 2004 - March 2006 Chairman, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Railways Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology one Daughter One Son 10/06/1950 Married On on 9 February 1977 16, North Avenue, New DelhiTelephone : (Tel. 23794101, Mobile: 9868181456) Shri N. Balaganga B.A. Educated at Madras University, Chennai No b.narayanan@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2057 Shrimati Chandrika Shrimati Ammalu Kutty Tamil Nadu 50/57, Thulasingam Street, Pudupet, Chennai. 600002Telephone : {044} 28518822, 28416666, Mobile: 09445390999 Shri Narayanan
Kalanjoor, Distt. Pathanamthitta (Kerala) Communist Party of India (Marxist) April 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Commerce Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers One Daughter One Son Blood donation campaign; writing articles in Malayalam and English; Editor, (i) College Magazine, 1982, (ii) Student Monthly, 1995-96; Member, Editorial Board, (i) Student Monthly (Malayalam), (ii) Student Struggle (English), and (iii) Youth Stream monthlies 28/07/1963 Married On 24 March 1999 Union Chairman, (i) Sreenarayana College, Punalur, 1983 and (ii) Mahatama Gandhi College, Thiruvananthapuram , 1985; All India President, (i) Students Federation of India (SFI), 1997-2000 and (ii) Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) 2003-2006; All India Joint Secretary, DYFI, 2000-2003; State President, Students Federation of India (SFI), Kerala, 1994-95; District President, Students Federation of India (SFI), Kollam, 1991-93; State Secretary, SFI, 1995-97; District Secretary, SFI, Kollam, 1991-93; President, Kerala University Employees Confederation; Member, (i) Student Syndicate, Kerala University, 1991-92 and Syndicate Member, 2000-2004, and (ii) Student's senate, Kerala University for 2 terms; Political Secretary, Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri V.S. Achuthanandan, 31 May 2006-13 March 2010; Member, CPI(M) Kerala State Committee since 1998 401, V.P.House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110001Telephone : Mobile: 9013181577 Shri K.N. Balagopal M.Com., LL.B., LL.M. Educated at S.N. College, Punalur, M.G. College, Trivendrum, The Law Academy, Trivendrum, Kerala University, Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) Cuba, to attend 14th World Youth Festival of Students and Youth, 1997; Algeria, as Indian Coordinator, to attend the 15th World Youth Festival of Students and Youth, 2001; Portugal, to attend meeting of World Federation of Democratic Youth, 2005; Venezuela, as Indian Coordinator, to attend the 16th World Youth Festival, 2005; Vietnam and Greece, to attend meeting of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), 2006; Sri Lanka, Nepal, U.A.E. and Singapore No kn.balagopal@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2137 Shrimati Asha Prabhakaran Political and Social Worker Shrimati O.V. Radhamany Amma Kerala Football and cricket; reading and travelling; drawing cartoons Sreenikethan, Mavanal House, Kalanjoor P.O., Pathanamthitta, Kerala.Telephone : {04734} 270776, Mobile 09446545577 Shri P.K. Narayana Panicker
ALL INDIA TRINAMOOL CONGRESS None Married Room No. 502, Banga Bhavan, 3 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110001 Shri D. Bandyopadhyay No bandyopadhyay.d@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2182 None West Bengal GD-89, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106Telephone : {033} 23348534
Village Machhiwal, Distt. Jhang (Punjab, now in Pakistan) Indian National Congress 2000-2005 and 2005-2009 Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly 2000-2009 General Secretary, Congress Legislature Party 2005-2006 Chairman, Estimates Committee, Haryana Legislative Assembly 2006-2009 Chairman, Haryana Agriculture Marketing Board Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Government Assurances Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Law and Justice Three Daughters Deeply involved in social work; set up an Arts and Commerce Degree College under the patronage of his Kul-guru in 1970-71 in a rural area; serving the rural and the under privileged sections of society; practised law with distinction in Civil Law 02/01/1940 Married On 8 May 1965 As a member of the Haryana Legislative Assembly, raised issues concerning the welfare of farmers; committed to promote honesty and transperancy in politics; has earned love and affection of the masses B-3, A Block, B.K.S. Marg, New DelhiTelephone : 23708262, Mobile: 9868181940 Shri Shadi Lal Batra B.Com., LL.B. Educated at Vaish College, Rohtak, Haryana and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi Visited Pakistan, as a member of the lawyer's delegation; U.K., France, Germany, Holland, Italy, U.S.A., Canada, Singapore, China and Turkey No s.batra@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2113 Shrimati Kanta Batra Agriculturist/Farmer, Lawyer, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Suhag Wanti Haryana Badminton and tennis; reading and sight-seeing 609/23, D.L.F. Colony, Rohtak, HaryanaTelephone : {01262} 230829, Mobile: 9416043829 Shri Aishi Lal Batra
Nuapatna, Distt. Khurda (Orissa) Biju Janata Dal 1997-99 Member, Zonal Railway Recruitment Board (South Eastern Railway) Member, F.C.I. Advisory Committee, Orissa Member, National Handicraft Textile Board 2001-2002 Elected Member, National Telephone Advisory Committee 2004-2009 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly 2004-2006 Member, House Committee on Cooperatives 2004-2009 Member, House Committee on Submission Member, Library Committee 2005-2009 Member, Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Member, Standing Committee on Water Resources, Agriculture, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development (No.2) July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Food Processing Industries Nov. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme one Daughter One Son Awarded Best Youth Legislator Award-2005 (Utkalmani Gopabandhu Pratibha Samman) 12/02/1953 Married On 10 February 1989 Former Vice-President and General Secretary, Yuva Janata Dal, Orissa, 1980-1992; General Secretary, All Orissa Kaibarta Mahasabha, a leading fisherman organization of the State; Founder Secretary, Cuttack Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital, 1985-1995; Member, State Executive, B.J.D. State Unit, 2010 C-103, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi - 110021Telephone : Mobile : 9013181688 Shri Shashi Bhusan Behera Graduate Educated at Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, Cuttack (Orissa) No shashi.bb@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2152 Shrimati Suprabha Kumari Mohanty Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Harshamani Behera Orissa Member, Utkal Sahitya Samaj At-Nuapatna, P.O.-Banguari, Via-Fulnakhara,P.S.-Balianta, Distt.- Khurda, Orissa. Late Shri Madhusudan Behera
Trimulgherry, Distt. Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) Nominated 1980-83 and 1989-92 Chairman, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune 1980-86 Director, National Film Development Corporation Feb. 2006 Nominated to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology Member, General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs one Daughter One of the leading film makers of the country; directed over 1,000 advertising commercials and 65 documentaries and short films between 1959 and 1965 and feature/documentary films and television serials since 1973; has made 24 fiction features for the cinema and several TV series, notably a 53 hour TV series on the History of India; the various feature/documentary films/ documentaries and television serials include, (i) Ankur, (ii) Charandas Chor (for Children), (iii) Nishant, (iv) Manthan, (v) Bhumika, (vi) Kondura, (vii) Anugraham (Telugu), (viii) Junoon, (ix) Kalyug, (x) Arohan, (xi) Mandi, (xii) Nehru (documentary-English/Hindi), (xiii) Satyajit Ray, (xiv) Trikal, (xv) Susman, (xvi) Yatra, (15 part TV Serial for Doordarshan), (xvii) Katha Sagar (10 International Stories adapted for Doordarshan), (xviii) Bharat Ek Khoj (53 part TV serial based on Jawaharlal Nehru's 'Discovery of India'), (xix) Antarnaad, (xx) Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, (xxi) Amravati Ki Kathayen (13 televised short stories for Doordarshan), (xxii) Mammo, (xxiii) Making of the Mahatma (English), (xxiv) Sardari Begum, (xxv) Sanchi, Masterpiece of the People (documentary), (xxvi) Mamallapuram, A Riddle in the Sands (documentary), (xxvii) Vijayanagara, Where Kings & Gods Meet (documentary), (xxviii) Konark, The Chariot of the Sun (documentary), (xxix) Sankranti, (10 part series on the first 50 years of Independent India, (xxx) Samar, (xxxi) Hari Bhari, (xxxii) Zubeida, and (xxxiii) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - The Forgotten Hero; his films have been seen and acclaimed widely in India and at International film festivals for the last three decades; practically all his films have won national awards and several of these have been awarded internationally; the core subjects of his films have been varied in nature but mainly centred around contemporary Indian experience; problems of development, social and cultural change appear at many levels as a continuing thread in practically all his films; apart from fiction features, he has made a number of documentaries on different subjects ranging from cultural anthropology and problems of industrialization, to music and so on; his work on television consists of several popular series based on international stories, short stories by well-known Indian writers and has also made an extra-mural educational series for rural children sponsored by the UNICEF; awarded, (i) Padma Shri, 1976, (ii) State Prize, USSR, 1985, (iii) Soviet Land Nehru Award, 1989, (iv) Padma Bhushan, 1991, (v) Indira Gandhi National Integration Award, 2004; and (vi) Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2005; received approximately 14 awards for advertising films; Conferred, honorary degree of D.Litt by Jamia Millia Islamia University, 2007 14/12/1934 Married On on 15 April 1963 Started his career as a copywriter in advertising from where he graduated to become the Creative and Accounts Group Head before becoming a full time filmmaker; taught, (i) mass communication techniques from 1966 to 1973 and later on took an active role in shaping film education as Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune during 1980-83 and 1989-92 and (ii) two courses on National Cinemas at NW University, Chicago, Spring Quarter, 2002; was Homi Bhabha Fellow from 1970-72, during which he worked as an associate producer at WGBH Boston, USA and studied children's television at Children's Television Workshop, New York, USA; created twenty-nine learning modules for the Satellite Television Experiment in India for rural children in 1975; Member, (i) National Council of Art, 1980-84, (ii) Senate, Goa University, 1986, (iii) National Integration Council, NIC Sub-Committee and NIC Sub-Committee Group, 1986-89, (iv) National Foundation for Communal Harmony, 1992, (v) Indian National Commission for co-operation with UNESCO, 1995, (vi) Faculty, Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, June 1994 and October 1999 and (vii) Central Advisory Board of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, 2004; has delivered lectures at many institutions in India and abroad and participated in seminars on subjects dealing with cinema, television, information technology and different aspects of social and cultural change; he runs a film production company in Mumbai 802, Brahmaputra, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi 110001Telephone : (Tel. 23766542, Fax: 23766543, Mobile: 9868181180 ) Shri Shyam Benegal M.A. (Economics) Educated at Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad Most countries of Europe, East and South Africa, East Asia (Japan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Myanmar), South Asian countries (Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan), erstwhile Soviet Union, Australia, Canada, Brazil and U.S.A. in connection with the film festivals, business, teaching assignments, etc. No shyam.benegal@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1994 Shrimati Nira Mukherji Benegal Film maker (Writer, Director, Producer) Shrimati Saraswati Benegal Nominated Swimming, reading, listening to music (Indian and western classical, jazz and world music); Member, (i) I.I.C., (ii) I.H.C. and (iii) Bombay Gymkhana Club 103, SANGAM, Peddar Road, Mumbai 400026Telephone : {022}23525331 Shri Shridhar Benegal
Koneripatti, Distt. Salem (Tamil Nadu) All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham July 2011 Elected to Rajya Sabha Three Daughters Became a broadcaster at the age of 18 years; has worked in newspapers; has been a leading television talk show host in Tamil Nadu since the advent of satellite television broadcasting; has taught in colleges 03/02/1959 Tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation, 2006 Married On 6 April 1988 Has interviewed several international and national leaders and business tycoons; was Professor, Visual Communication, Loyola College, Chennai Old Tamil Nadu House, Kautilya Nagar, Chanakyapuri, New DelhiTelephone : 23015480 Shri A. W. Rabi Bernard B.A. (Journalism and Mass Communication), Certificate in Radio Management and Sales, Investigative Journalism, M.A. (Communications) Educated at University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, U.S.I.S., New Delhi, U.S. Department of State, Washington, U.S.A. and University of the Philippines, Manila Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, U.S.A. and several European countries No r.bernard@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2177 Shrimati T. Berneth Premila Professor, Journalist, T.V. Anchor Shrimati A. Kulandai Theresa Tamil Nadu Reading books, writing dramas, poems, etc. No.31, Dr. Narasimhan Salai, T. Nagar, Chennai. 600017Telephone : {044} 28154420, Mobile : 09940695552 Shri M. Arokiaswamy
Calcutta (West Bengal) Nominated Feb. 2006 Nominated to Rajya Sabha March 2006-Dec. 2006 Member, Committee on Finance April 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women Dec. 2006-March 2007 Member, Committee on External Affairs March 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Defence Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Two Sons Has been running charitable medical centres and dispensaries; actively involved in promoting literature, sports and scientific achievements through a foundation that gives support and awards; awarded Padma Shri in 2005 4/1/1957 Married On 10 December 1974 Was Member, High Level Group comprising of 18 persons chosen by the Secretary-General, United Nations to work on "Alliance of Civilizations"; Member, (i) Board of International Press Institute, an apex Global Press Body and (ii) Commonwealth Press Union; has been elected by the World Economic Forum as 'Global Leader of Tomorrow' 19, Friends Colony West, New Delhi 110065Telephone : (Tel. 26916929, 26916930, 26833531) Smt. Shobhana Bhartia Senior Cambridge, B.A.(Hons.) Educated at Loreto House and Loreto College, Calcutta Qatar, Spain, U.K., Thailand, Switzerland, U.S.A., Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore and Hungary No shobhana.bhartia@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1993 Shri Shyam Bhartia Publisher Shrimati Manorama Devi Birla Nominated Reading Dr. K.K.Birla
Indian National Congress None Married Shri P. Bhattacharya No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2183 None West Bengal 59A, Palm Avenue, Flat-4, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700019Telephone : {033} 22873922
Village Bhunder, Distt. Mansa (Punjab) Shiromani Akali Dal 1964-72 Village Sarpanch 1972-77, 1977-80, 1980-85, 1985-87 and 2002-07 Member, Punjab Legislative Asembly 1977-80 Cabinet Minister for Agriculture, Forest and Soil Conservation, Government of Punjab 1997 Chairman, Agriculutre Marketing Board, Punjab (Mandi Board, Punjab) with Cabinet Minster rank April 1998 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1998-99 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Argiculutre July 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha August 2010 onwards Member, Select Committee to the Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Water Resources Two Sons Agriculture and service to humanity 21/09/1944 Married On December 1963 Was imprisoned for six months during the Emergency; participated in agitations for the welfare of farmers; was jailed four times in connection with farmers' agitations; President, All India Kisan Wing, Shiromani Akali Dal; General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal Room No. 4, Punjab Bhawan, Near Himachal Bhawan, New Delhi.Telephone : 23325650, Mobile: 9013181201 Shri Balwinder Singh Bhunder B.A. Educated at Government Rajindra College, Bhatinda (Punjab) U.S.A. and Canada No balbirs@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=143 Shrimati Balwant Kaur Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker Shrimati Surjit Kaur Punjab Volleyball, cycling and badminton Village Bhunder, P.O. Sardulgarh, District Mansa (Punjab).Telephone : Mobile: 09872997441 Sardar Boota Singh
ALL INDIA TRINAMOOL CONGRESS None Married 52/3, Pramathesh Barua Sarani, Kolkata. 700019 Shri Srinjoy Bose No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2185 None West Bengal
Dudhwakhara, Distt. Churu (Rajasthan Indian National Congress 1982-85 Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat, Dudhwakhara, Churu (Rajasthan) Chairman, Agriculture Committee, P.S. Churu 1983-85 Convenor, Kisan Congress, Churu 1984-89 Member, Eighth Lok Sabha 1985-89 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Agriculture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways Member, House Committee 1987-90 General-Secretary, All India Youth Congress (A.I.Y.C.) 1991-93 Organising-Secretary, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (R.P.C.C.) 1993-96 Member, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Deputy Chief Whip, Congress Legislative Party 1996-97 Member, Eleventh Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1996 onwards Convenor, Congress Parliamentary Party, Rajasthan 1996-97 Member, Committee on Labour and Welfare Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum 1998-99 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha (3rd term) 1998-99 and 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Estimates 1998-99 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 22 June 2010) June 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture Sept. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Government Assurances Two Sons Upliftment of the poor, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, minorities and farmers 05/07/1956 Married On 2 March 1980 Belongs to a family of freedom fighters; Joint-Secretary, Students Union, Science Faculty, Bagla H.S. School, Churu, 1970-71; Vice-President, Students Union, Lohia P.G. College, Churu, 1973-74; President, Students Union, Lohia P.G. College, Churu, 1974-75; Member, Employees' State Insurance Corporation, 1998-99 AB-79, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110001Telephone : 23782177, 23782142, Mobile: 9868181182 Shri Narendra Budania B.Sc., LL.B. Educated at Lohia P.G. College, Churu and University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Rajasthan) North Korea and U.S.A. No n.budania@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2120 Shrimati Kanak Budania Agriculurist, Advocate and Political and Social Worker Shrimati Rukamni Devi Rajasthan Hockey; travelling and watching movies 14-A, Budania Bhawan, Sainik Colony, Churu, RajasthanTelephone : Tel. {01562} 252814, Mobile:09414085009 Late Choudhary Pratap Singh Budania
Village Shivpur, Distt. Khulna (now in Bangladesh) Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1981-1996 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly 1983-1985 Chairman, Kolkata State Transport Corporation 1987-1996 Minister of Transport and Second Hooghly River Bridge Commission, Government of West Bengal April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 -Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Petitions August 2008 -May 2009 and Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Energy August 2009 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways March 2010 onwards Member, Railway Convention Committee One Daughter Social activist on energy conservation; was involved in organising workers' training programme for the unemployed youths on manufacturing of solar equipments; has written articles in several newspapers and journals 05/02/1944 In Bengali: (i) Samaj Tantra Key Abong Keno (What is Socialism and Why?), 1978, (ii) Kashmir Atit, Bartaman and Bhabishat (Kashmir Past, Present and Future), 1998, (iii) Tin Prasanga (Three Issues), 2001, (iv) Garu O Trishul (Cow and Trident), 2001, (v) Arjara Ki Bharater Adim Adhibasi (Whether Aryans are Aboriginal in India), 2002 and (vi) Jharer Kheya (Boat in the Storm), 2008; Booklets: (i) Unorganised Worker in West Bengal, 2005 and (ii) On Retail Trade, 2007 Married On 25 June 1971 15, Talkatora Road, New Delhi 110001Telephone : 23010589, Mobile: 9868181044 Shri Shyamal Chakraborty B. A. Educated at University of Calcutta, Kolkata Switzerland, U.S.S.R., China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cuba, Germany, Austria, U.K., U.S.A., France, Italy, Spain and Vietnam No s.chakraborty@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2061 Late Shrimati Shipra Bhoumick (Chakraborty) Political Worker and Trade Unionist Shrimati Anupama Devi West Bengal Writing articles and welfare activities for the workers D/6, Manicktala Housing Estate, V.I.P. Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054Telephone : (Tel. {033}-24843800, Mobile: 09433036111) Late Shri Sushil Chakraborty
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Independent & Others 1999-2002 Member, Advisory Committee, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India Chairman, Infrastructure Task Force, Government of Karnataka 1999-2003 Member, Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Development April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Information Technology Member, Parliamentary Forum on Youth July 2006 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Feb 2008 onwards President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (F.I.C.C.I.) One Daughter One Son Founder and Managing Trustee, RC Foundation which is mainly focussed on programmes aimed at primary education for poor children; has been at the forefront of raising finances and resources for important causes like support for Tsunami affected people, Kargil war and defence personnel, training of tribals in Kalahandi region of Orissa and rehabilitation of children impacted by the tragic burning of school in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu; interested in technology and in public-private partnerships for development of the country's infrastructure, government finances, governance and national security 31/5/1964 Married On 26 August Director, (i) Bangalore International Airport Limited and (ii) Karnataka Power Corporation Limited; as a senior technology professional in the Silicon Valley at the world's leading technology company, Intel. Inc. between 1985 and 1991, was Senior Design Engineer of the team that designed and launched 32 bit 80486 microprocessor and CPU architect in the team that designed the path breaking Pentium microprocessor; Founder Chairman, BPL Mobile, 1994-2005; he founded BPL Mobile in 1994 and was one of the pioneers to invest in and build the Indian telecom sector; he has been an active participant/contributor in the development of the Indian telecom sector which is widely recognised as one of the successes of private enterpreneurship in infrastructure sector; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Capital, a venture development, management and investment company focussing on infrastructure and technology ventures since July 2005 211, North Avenue, New Delhi 110001Telephone : (Tel.23094044, 23094042, Mobile 9868181964) Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar B.E. (Electrical Engg.), Masters in Computer Science, Advanced Management Programme Educated at Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (Karnataka), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and Harvard University, Boston (U.S.A.) U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Austria, U.A.E., Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Japan, etc No rajeev.c@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2010 Shrimati Anju Chandrasekhar Entrepreneur Shrimati Valli Chandrasekhar Karnataka Flying, squash, driving and music Jupiter Innovision Centre, 54, Richmond Road, Bangalore. 560025Telephone : {080} 22862000, 22863600 Air Commodore M.K.Chandrasekhar (Retd.)
Pakshi, Distt. Pabna (now Bangladesh) Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1965-71 & 1985-2000 Councillor, Calcutta Municipal Corporation 1969-70 Member, Board of Directors, Calcutta Metropolitan Water and Sanitation Authority 1978-84 Convenor, Calcutta Municipal Corporation Advisory Committee 1985-90 Member, Mayor-in-Council, Calcutta Municipal Corporation 1985-2000 Member, Board, Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority 1990-2000 Mayor of Kolkata April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha Jan. 2003 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Industry March 2003 - Feb. 2004 Member, Joint Committee on Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Aug. 2004 - July 2006 Member, Committee on Urban Development Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Public Accounts Sept. 2004 - Sept. 2006 Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (Rajya Sabha) Oct. 2004 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Aug. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Sept. 2006 onwards Member, Committee on Rules April 2007 onwards Member, Sub-Committee on Housing Scheme for Central Police Forces and Delhi Police of the Committee on Home Affaris May 2007-Aprl 2008 Member, Commitee on Public Accounts August 2007 onwards Member, Sub-Committee Housing Scheme for Central Police Forces and Delhi Police of the Committee on Home Affairs Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs Nov. 2007 onwards Member, General Purpose Committee April 2008 onwards Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Members, Committee on Rules Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Sub-Committee on Housing Scheme for Central Police Forces and Delhi Police None Associated with (i) educational and cultural institutes at Kolkata and (ii) preservation of heritage buildings; contributed towards making Kolkata museum 26/11/1939 Married On 14 March 1978 Member, Governing Board, The Calcutta Improvement Trust; Founder Member, Citizens Committee; President, Busti (Slums) Federation, Kolkata 102-104, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011Telephone : (Tel. 23093531, 23092081 Mobile: 9868181792) Shri Prasanta Chatterjee Matriculation Educated at Narikeldanga High School, Kolkata and City College, Kolkata France, U.K. and Sri Lanka No pchatterjee@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1869 Shrimati Sefali Chatterjee Political and Social Worker Shrimati Leela Chatterjee West Bengal Founder, Youngers Sports Organisation Block-T, Flat No. 4, Maniktolla Govt. Housing Estate,VIP Road, Kolkata 700054Telephone : (Tel. {033} 23558888, Mobile: 09433058844) Late Shri Ananda Mohan Chatterjee
Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) Indian National Congress 1980-84 and 1993-97 Member, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (two terms) 1983-84 Deputy Minister, Government of Madhya Pradesh 1993-95 Chairman, Committee on Petitions 1996-97 Chairman, Committee of Privileges 1999-Feb. 2004 Member, Thirteenth Lok Sabha 1999-2000 Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs 2000 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways 2004 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.) 2006 Member, Congress Working Committee April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha June 2006 - May 2009 Member, Committee on Railways Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Environment and Forests Sept. 2006- Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Government Assurances May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Official Language June 2008 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security Matters in Parliament House Complex Jan. 2009 onwards Member, Board of Management of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Agriculture July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs Sept. 2010 onwards Member, Committee on Rules two Daughters One Son Poet in Hindi and Urdu; Founder; "The Bundelkhand Lok Kala Aivam Sahitya Samiti," Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh; contributing to the promotion of literature and sports in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh; Secretary; "Maharaja Chhatrasal Public Trust", Chhatarpur; was rewarded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1973 for outstanding contribution to the eradication of the dacoity problem in Bundelkhand region of the State; travelling, photography, reading and music 13/01/1950 Married On 30 June 1971 Son of veteran freedom fighter parents Shri Baboo Ramji Chaturvedi, a Minister in the P.C. Sethi Government in Madhya Pradesh and Shrimati Vidyawati Chaturvedi, Member of Rajya Sabha for two terms from 1966 to 1978 and a member of Seventh and Eighth Lok Sabha, elected from Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh AB-92, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 100011Telephone : 23070111, 23073222, 23073483, 23073487, Mobile:9868181950, 9868181004 Shri Satyavrat Chaturvedi Senior Cambridge Educated at Sainik School, Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) Nepal, U.A.E., Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, U.S.A., Taiwan and Suriname No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2021 Shrimati Neelam Chaturvedi Farmer, Political and Social Worker, Sportsman and Writer Shrimati Vidyawati Chaturvedi Uttarakhand Cricket, tennis and golf; Member, Sports Council of Madhya Pradesh, 1975-78 Toriya House, Chhatarpur, District-Chhatarpur, Madhya PradeshTelephone : {07682} 241215 Late Shri Baboo Ramji Chaturvedi
Hyderabad, Distt. Ranga Reddy (Andhra Pradesh) Telugu Desam Party June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha one Daughter One Son Promoting social welfare activities through 'Sujana Foundation', especially for the service of the under privileged in the areas of education and health; takes active participation in relief works undertaken for those affected due to natural calamities 02/06/1961 Married On 6 August 1989 A-46, 2nd Floor (front side) Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.Telephone : 26147614, 26154002 Shri Y. S. Chowdary B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) from Chaitanya Institute of Technology, Hyderabad Master of Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore U.S.A.,Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and New Zealand No yschowdarymp@gmail.com http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2144 Shrimati Y. Padmaja Industrialist Shrimati Y. Suseela Kumari Andhra Pradesh Collection of vintage cars; Life Member, Constitution Club of India; Member, (i) Jubilee Hills International Centre and (ii) Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) H.No.8-2-269/5/29, Sagar Society, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.Telephone : Mobile: 09013181699 Shri Y. Janardhana Rao
Sapoi Tea Garden, Distt. Sonitpur (Assam) Indian National Congress 1978-79 Parliamentary Secretary, Government of Assam 1978 - 2001 Member, Assam Legislative Assembly 1980 Minister of State for Revenue, Government of Assam 1983-85 Chairman, Assam State Housing Board 1991-96 Cabinet Minister for Fisheries, Employment and Public Works Department (P.W.D.), Government of Assam 1996-2001 Leader of the Opposition, Assam Legislative Assembly and Congress Legislature Party (C.L.P.) Leader 2001-04 Vice-Chairman, State Planning Board, Assam (with the status of Cabinet Minister) April 2004 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2004-May 2009 Member, Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Aug. 2004-Dec. 2009 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit Oct. 2004-May 2009 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways March 2007-Sept. 2009 Member, National Tiger Conservation Authority May 2008-Sept. 2009 Member, Committee on Rules Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Rural Development April 2010 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha one Daughter Three Sons Interested in the welfare activities for the upliftment of the tea garden labourers and Harijans in Assam; was awarded Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Award with the recommendation of the Assam State Dalit Sahitya Academy in 2003 at New Delhi 19/07/1938 Married On 1 April 1956 Belongs to the tea garden labour community popularly known as the tea tribes of Assam; served as a Clerk in the State Government of Assam and as an Accounts Clerk in the N.F. Railways Headquarters at Maligaon; was teacher in Lower Primary, Middle and High School for ten years; was Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly for 23 years continuously from 1978 to 2001; served as a Member of the Public Accounts Committee, Assurance Committee and Privilege Committee, Assam Legislative Assembly; President, District Congress Committee, Darrang, Assam; General Secretary, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee 61-63, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011Telephone : (Tel. 23795754, 23795758, Mobile: 9868181366) Shri Silvius Condpan B.A., LL.B. Educated at Don Bosco High School, Guwahati, B. Baruah College and Arya Vidyapeeth College, Gauhati University and Gauhati University Law College Bangladesh, on a goodwill mission led by the Speaker, Assam Legislative Assembly in 2000; Philippines, 1994; Washington (U.S.A.), 2005 No s.condpan@sansad.nic.in http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1928 Shrimati Teresa Condpan Agriculturist, Trade Unionist, Teacher, Advocate and Political and Social Worker Late Shrimati Premika Condpan Assam 311, Borbari, Upper Hengrabari, Nandangiri Path, Guwahati, AssamTelephone : {03661}2330002,Mobile: 09435558245 Late Shri Sukroo Hemo Condpan
Suagpur, Distt. Baksa (Assam) Bodoland People's Front 2001 - 2006 Member, Assam Legislative Assembly Member, Public Accounts Committee, Assam Legislative Assembly 2006 - 2008 Chairman, Assam Apex Weavers and Artisans Co-operative Federation Limited (A.R.T.F.E.D.), Government of Assam (with the status of Cabinet Minister) April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways None Engaged in many social and cultural activities; organising seminars and youth awareness programmes; upliftment of the youth; interacting with the youth; involved in public health programmes 04/02/1971 Married On 4 December 1999 Has rendered voluntary social service during student and political life; has worked for the upliftment of the backward rural tribals of the country; President, (i) Sanja Defeli Anchalik Committee, All Bodo Students' Union, 1990-92; and (ii) Kamrup District Committee, All Bodo Students' Union, 1994-96; General Secretary, (i) Sanja Defeli Anchalik Committee, All Bodo Students' Union, 1988-90; and (ii) Kamrup District Committee, All Bodo Students' Union, 1992-94; Assistant General Secretary, Central Committee, All Bodo Students' Union, 1996-2001; Treasurer, National Students and Youth Forum for Smaller States (National Level), 1996-2001 62, South Avenue, New Delhi 110011Telephone : 23794428, 23794298, Mobile: 9868181224 Shri Biswajit Daimary Higher Secondary Educated at Kokrajhar College, Kokrajhar Bhutan, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Brazil, Mauritius, Japan, Switzerland and U. K. No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2065 Shrimati Mina Brahma Daimary Political and Social Worker, Teacher Late Shrimati Fedab Daimary Assam Football, volleyball, badminton, basketball, drama, music and arranging folk dance programmes Village No. 5, Suagpur, P.O.-Suagpur, P.S. Goreswar, Distt.-Baksa, Bodoland, Assam.Telephone : Mobile: 09435026124 Late Shri Surendra Daimary
Indian National Congress None Married Maharashtra Sadan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.Telephone : 23387285 Shri Husain Dalwai No http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=2178 None Maharashtra 'Gulmohar', 2/50, New M.I.G. Colony, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400051Telephone : 022-26478786, 26474900, Mobile: 09820187344, 09594544444
Yavatmal (Maharashtra) Indian National Congress July 1998 Elected to Rajya Sabha 1998 Member, Standing Committee on Labour and Employment Welfare Aug. 1998 - Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Member, Standing Committee on Finance Aug. 1998-Feb. 2004 and Aug. 2004 - Dec. 2006 Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology 2001-Feb. 2004 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Culture 2002 onwards Vice-President/Member India-Turkey Parliamentary Friendship Group 2003 onwards Member, Indo-China Society Member, Parliamentary Forum on HIV/AIDS Member, Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee (RDTAC), Nagpur 2003 Member, Committee on Petitions July 2004 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (Second term) 2004 onwards Member, Indo-US Parliamentary Forum Member, Indo-Pak Parliamentary Forum Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Parliamentary Committee to review the rate of Dividend payable by the Indian Railways to the General Revenues Member, Railway Convention Committee Sept. 2004 onwards Member, Konkan Railway Users Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways Oct. 2004 -2006 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Culture 2005 onwards Member, Indo-Japan Parliamentary Forum Feb. 2005 onwards Member, Hindi Salahakar Samiti, Ministry of Company Affairs May 2005 onwards Member, Organizing Committee of the Commonwealth Games 2010 Oct. 2006 onwards Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Member, Informal Consultative Committee for Central Railways Member, Informal Consultative Committee for South East Central Railway 2006 - 2007 Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 2006 onwards Vice-President, India-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group Member, Central Consumer Protection Council Dec. 2006 onwards Member, Bureau of Indian Standards Member, Standing Committee on Finance Sep. 2007 onwards Member, Consulative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation May 2008 onwards Member, Commiittee on Petitions one Daughter One Son Honoured with most prestigious Feroze Gandhi Memorial Award, 1990-91 presented at the hands of the then Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao in recognition of contribution for fostering the spirit of national integrity and unity through investigative journalism; Outstanding Youth Person,1987, awarded by Indian National Jaycees, Chapter-Yavatmal Cotton City Jaycees; Best Produced Newspaper Award presented at the hands of the then President of India, Hon'ble Shri Giani Zail Singh: awarded for Best Printing Technology; Nemichand Shrishrimal Foundation Award - 1996 for excellence in the field of journalism; Giant International Journalism Award,1997 for best contribution in the field of journalism in Maharashtra State; was bestowed "Ten Outstanding Businessmen, Industrialists & Professionals Award, 2001"; Brijlal Biyani Award for Journalism, 2006 in Indore, Late Vidydhar Gokhale Memorial Award - 7th Maharashtra Cine Natya Paritoshik 2003, awarded by Maharashtra Kala Niketan, Mumbai, Yavatmal Bhushan Award on 28th June 2007, Awarded by Yavatmal Rotary Club and Late S.M. Garge Journalism Award for 2007 at Aurangabad by hands of Shri Vilasraoji Deshmukh, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharastra on 23rd October 2007 14/05/1950 (1) The Indian Emergency as seen by an Indian: The book contains English version of the articles published in Lokmat, Marathi daily. The book was published on 26th June 1976. The publication of the book was inspired by the then Prime Minister, late Smt. Indira Gandhi and the same was also released at the hands of Smt. Indira Gandhi; (2) Lokmat Congress Centenary Special-1985: The book was published to commemorate the completion of 100 years of Indian National Congress Party. The book was released at the hands of the then Prime Minister, late Shri Rajivji Gandhi at Mumbai. The book contains rare pictures and articles of historical importance; (3) Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Published to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of India's Independence; (4) Raktanjali - a book of inspiring poems written by Col. V.P. Singh dedicated to the Kargil Martyrs released at the hands of the then Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Kargil Vijay Diwas; (5) Sanskar Pushp: discourses of Jain Sadhvi Preeti Sudha Ji; (6) Tapsi : Reminiscences of Veenadevi Darda, my Respected mother and (7) Nemisharan : Compiliation of discourses by Bhaishree Rameshbhai Ojha (Yavatmal 2003) Married On 16 February 1971 Chairman and Managing Director, Lokmat Group of Newspapers (Publishers of Marathi, Hindi and English dailies with Marathi daily published simultaneously from 10 cities with 16 editions from Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Nashik, Kolhapur, Solapur, Amola and Ahmednagar, Chairman, IBN - LOKMAT News (P) Ltd., (a Marathi TV channel from Mumbai) JOURNALIST: Chief Editor,Lokmat Group of Newspapers - Lokmat, a Marathi Daily, published from 10 Centres, having sixteen editions since 1977; Chief Editor, Lokmat Samachar, a Hindi daily, published from Nagpur, Aurangabad, Akola and Kolhapur since 1989; Chief Editor, Lokmat Times, an English daily, published from Nagpur and Aurangabad since 1992; Lokmat is number one newspaper of Maharashtra and fourth largest of India, with a circulation of over 13.5 lakhs and combined readership of over 1.25 crore STATUS IN NEWSPAPER AND ALLIED FIELD: Founder President, South Asian Editor's - 1999 formed by the Editors of National and Indigenous Language dailies in South Asia; Ex-President, Indian Newspaper Society, 1997-98, Headquarters at New Delhi; Ex-Member, Press Council of India, New Delhi (two terms); Member, World Association of Newspapers, Paris, France; Member, Commonwealth Press Union, London (U.K.); Member, All India Newspapers Editors Conference, New Delhi; Member, Indian Languages Newspapers' Association, Mumbai; Member, Committee to decide the comprehensive policy and regulate advertisements in Newspapers and Periodicals; Member, Coordination Committee to combat and control attacks on journalists and press establishments; Member, Maharashtra State Accreditation Committee (the Committee provides accreditation facilities to journalists); Member, Ad hoc Board of Studies in Mass Communication, Nagpur University; Member, National Readership Studies Council, Mumbai (India); Managing Trustee, Press Institute of Maharashtra, Pune; Member, Executive Council Audit Bureau of Circulation, Mumbai 2003; Member, Vidarbha Daily Newspapers Association, Nagpur; Member, Vidarbha Daily Newspapers Association, Nagpur; Life Member, The Advertising Club of India, Mumbai; Member, (i) International Advertising Association Inc., New York (U.S.A.) and (ii) Advisory Panel of Central Board of Film Certification RALLIES AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE COMPETITIONS: (1) In 1985: Organised a General Knowledge Competition for Children at Yavatmal in which nearly 40,000 children from all over the State participated, (2) In 1990 : Organised a 'Lokmat Ekatmata Luna Rally' from Bhandara to Pune to promote National Integration. In this rally 21 persons participated and covered a distance of 960 kms. STATUS ON CORPORATE SECTOR: Chairman and Managing Director, (i) Darda Investment & Properties Ltd. and (ii) Bombay Well Print Inks, Nagpur, Chairman, (i) Priyadarshini Cooperative Spinning & Ginning Textile Mill Ltd., Yavatmal (India) with a capacity of 25,000 spindles; and (ii) Prithvi Prakashan Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad; Director, Hotel President Park, Aurangabad (India's first Vegetarian Five Star Hotel); Managing Trustee, Smt. Kusumabai Darda Trust, Foundation STATUS ON EDUCATIONAL BODIES : President, Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Yavatmal; (a) Founder of Amolakchand College of Science, Commerce, Arts and Law (approximately 4,000 students are studying in the college); This college was inaugurated by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India; (b) Founder of Amolakchand Law College, Yavatmal 2003-2004 (approximately 250 students are studying in the college), Chairman, Hanuman Vyayamshala Krida Mandal, Yavatmal; Founder of Shri Jawaharlal Darda College of Physical Education (Sports College) and Bachelor of Education (approximately 500 students from various parts of the country are studying in the Sports College and B.Ed. College); President, Jawaharlal Darda Education Trust - (A) : Founder of Shri Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering & Technology at Yavatmal (approximately 1400 students from various parts of the country are studying in the institute) and (B) Founder of Matoshree Veenadevi Darda English medium school at Yavatmal (approximately 1300 students from nursery to 10th standard are studying in the school); Founder, Yavatmal Public School, Yavatmal (approximately 950 students are studying in the school); President, Hindi Prasarak Mandal, Berar Yavatmal; Founder of Anglo - Hindi High School (Primary, Middle and Junior College), about 3,000 students are studying in the school; Member, Maharashtra State Sports Council, Government of Maharashtra, to promote games and sports at State level; Member, University Senate, Nagpur University, Nagpur, (India); Council Member, Makhanlal Chaturvedi University for Journalism, Bhopal; Chairman of Organising Committee - 1986: All India Kabaddi Gold Trophy Tournament at Yavatmal, to promote Indian game Kabaddi at international level. The Souvenir of the event was released at the hands of the then Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi CONFERENCES & SEMINARS ATTENDED WITH THE PRIME MINISTER: Attended Security Council Meeting-1992 along with Prime Minister of India: U.N.O. Headquarters, New York (U.S.A.); attended World Economic Forum-1992 along with Hon'ble Prime Minister of India: Davos, Switzerland; attended Non-Aligned Movement Summit-1992 along with Hon'ble Prime Minister of India: Jakarta, Indonesia; covered the visit of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to China and Korea, as Chief Editor, Lokmat Group of Newspapers: China and Korea; covered the visit of Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to Zimbabwe (Harare) from November 1 to November 5, 1996 (G-15 Summit): Harare, Zimbabwe Participated in a week-long India-Yale Parliamentary Leadership Programme in USA, 8 to 14 June 2008. This comprised four-day session with the Yale faculty and further complemented by two days of interactions of Indian Parliametarians with US politicians, policy analysts and senior government officials in Washington on India-US bilateral issues. The primary focus was exposure to new fields and ideas which offer insights, perspectives, new ways of thinking and planning on issues ranging from climate change, poverty, economic development, styles of the US Presidential elections, higher education in India, leadership challenges, etc. emerging in two largest democracies of the world ACHIEVEMENTS, CONFERENCES & SEMINARS ATTENDED ON INVITATION: I.P.E.X.-80: International Printing Exhibition; I.P.E.X.-84: International Printing Exhibition at Birmingham, England; 14th Asian Advertising Congress: Seoul, Korea, September, 1993; 17th Asian Advertising Congress-90: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Drupa-86:World Printing Machinery Exhibition, Dusseldorf (West Germany); Drupa-90:World Printing Machinery Exhibition, Dusseldorf (West Germany); Drupa-94: World Printing Machinery Exhibition, Dusseldorf, (West Germany); I.F.R.A. Conference-1988: Singapore; I.F.R.A. Conference-1989: Singapore; I.F.R.A. Conference-1998: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Member of Judging Committee-80 of 22nd National Awards for Excellence in PTG & Designing of Books & other publications : Appointed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India Deeply concerned for betterment of small and marginal farmers, especially of Vidarbha region; made incessant and vigorous follow-up with the concerned authorities regarding approval of laying of new Railway Line for Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded sector, to usher in an era of prosperity through resultant multiple employment generation opportunities in Vidarbha region STATUS ON SOCIAL AND CULTURAL BODIES: Chairman, Lokmat Newspapers Charitable Trust, Nagpur. This trust is formed for the rehabilitation of people affected by natural calamities. The work undertaken includes: (a) 1984-Constructed School in flood-affected villages in Nanded and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra, (b) 1988-Collected an amount of Rs. 18 lakhs during Bihar earthquake and handed over the same to the then Prime Minister late Shri Rajivji Gandhi; (c) 1989- A team of Lokmat Group of Newspapers helped in the rehabilitation of the earthquake affected people in Latur and Beed districts of Maharashtra and constructed a community hall, (d) Constructed an 8-room Primary School at Jalalkheda and a 10-bed hospital in Mowad, Maharashtra, which was affected by flash floods. The same was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Sharadchandra Pawar; (e) constructed ICU ward in Seth Govind Das Hospital, Jabalpur; (f) constructed 8 school buildings in earthquake affected areas of Bhuj in Gujarat and handed over to the Government of Gujarat after their dedication by the then Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji and (g) constructed 3 hostels for the children of Kargil war martyrs, one each at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Solapur and also distributed Rs. 1 Lakh each to 40 families of Kargil martyrs in Maharashtra and Rs. 10 thousand each to 39 disabled Jawans of Kargil wars and (h) Rehabilitation of malnourished children of Melghat; the Lokmat Group has taken up an initiative to bring relief to hundreds of malnourished children in Melghat (Amravati district of Maharashtra); in July 2004, a team headed by the executive director of the group visited the area and launched a food-aid programme in 36 most affected villages of the area; about 750-800 children were rescued and foodgrains, medicines, clothing and other essential items for the rehabilitation were provided; (i) The Lokmat Krishi Manch organised a Shetkari Atmanirbharata Rath Yatra in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to motivate distressed farmers not to commit suicide in November 2006; it also conducted social and educational programmes in suicide-hit districts. (j) The Lokmat Krishi Manch Organised a mega agriculture exhibition (State Krishi Pradarshani-2008) at Amravati (Maharashtra) in January 2008 to acquaint farmers with advanced technologies and various government schemes; apart from Maharashtra, firms from Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh had installed their stalls in the expo which was visited by over 3.5 lakh farmers from all over Vidarbha.; President, Sakal Jain Samaj, (All Jain Community), Nagpur; Chairman - Sakal Jain Foundation: A Social and Spiritual Organisation to promote Indian culture, national integration, religious harmony and brotherhood as propagated by "Lord Mahavir". Member, Mahavir International, Nagpur (India): A social organisation which has opened its branch of Jaipur Foot Centre at Nagpur and undertaken the job of free distribution of Jaipur Foot to the handicapped. The organisation is also distributing foodgrains free of cost to the needy persons; Member, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal; Member, Tercentenary of Guru-Ta-Gaddi to be held at Nanded in 2008; Ex-Member, Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Government of India, Dehradun (Uttaranchal); Ex-Member, Environmental Appraisal Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi; Ex-Member, National AIDS Committee, Ministry of Health, Government of India, New Delhi Yavatmal House, 49, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003Telephone : 24601726,Tele Fax: 24601727, Mobile: 9868181222 Shri Vijay Jawaharlal Darda Diploma in Jounalism & Printing Technology U.S.A., Switzerland, Indonesia, China, Korea, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, U.A.E., Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, U.K., Malaysia, Thailand, Oman, Germany, France, Austria, Russia, Japan, Italy, Canada, etc. No vijaydarda@sansad.nic.in, vijaydarda@lokmat.com, lokmatdelhi1@vsnl.net http://india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=155 Shrimati Jyotsna Vijay Darda National Service Shrimati Veena Devi Jawaharlal Darda Maharashtra Member, India Habitat Centre; music, (Instrumental, Vocal - light and classical), gardening, organizing sports events at state or regional level with a focus on popularizing Indian games, travelling within India and all around the globe, literary pursuits Rahate Colony, Swatantra Senani Jawaharlal Darda Marg, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440022Telephone : {0712} 2526628, 2424646, Fax: 2525357 Shri Jawaharlal Darda

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