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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Gandhinagar ( Gujarat )

Party : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Shri K. D. Advani
Mother’s Name Smt. Gyani Devi
Date of Birth 8 November 1927
Place of Birth Karachi (now in Pakistan)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 25 February 1965
Spouse’s Name Smt. Kamla Advani
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications Law Graduate
Educated at St. Patricks High School, Karachi, D.G. National College, Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan) and Government Law College, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Profession Journalist
Permanent Address 1835/16, Kasturbhai Block, Din Dayal Bhawan,
J.P. Chowk, Khanpur, Ahmedabad - 380 001
(079) 22504525

Present Address 30, Prithviraj Road,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 23794125, 23794124
Fax: (011) 23017015

Positions Held

1947 Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (R.S.S.), Karachi
1966-67 Leader, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), Interim Metropolitan Council
1967-70 Chairman, Metropolitan Council, Delhi
1970-72 President, Bhartiya Jana Sangh, Delhi
1970 Elected to Rajya Sabha
1973-77 President, B.J.S.
1974-76 Leader, B.J.S., Rajya Sabha
1976 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
1977-80 General-Secretary, Janata Party
1977-79 Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
Jan.-April 1980 Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha
1980-86 General-Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.)

Leader, B.J.P., Rajya Sabha
1982 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
1986-91 President, B.J.P.
1988 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)
1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91 Leader, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1990-91 Chairman, Committee to Review the Lok Sabha Secretariat (Recruitment and Conditions of Service Rules, 1955)
April-May 1990 Chairman, Committee of Parliament appointed to advise the structure of pay and allowances and other terms & conditions of service for the post of Secretaries-General of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93 Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1993-98 President, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs

Chairman, Committee on Official Language
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999 - May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
29 June 2002 - May 2004 Deputy Prime Minister
1 July 2002 - 25 Aug. 2002 Union Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines (Additional Charge)
29 Jan. 2003 - 21May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances(Additional Charge)
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)

Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
5 August 2006- onwards Member, Committee on Home Affairs
Books Published
(i) A Prisoner`s Scrap Book (an account of unfolding of events of the Internal Emergency imposed on the country as seen from a prison house) and (ii) The People Betrayed (an account of the rise and fall of the Janata Government headed by Shri Morarji Desai)

Social And Cultural Activities
Organised the work of R.S.S. in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar, 1947-51
Special Interests
Electoral reforms

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Books, theatre, cinema, sports and music

Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to, (i) Czechoslovakia, 1972; (ii) Australia, 1974; (iii) I.P.U. Conference at Ottawa, 1985; Leader, (i) Indian Delegation to Inter-Governmental Conference on Communication Policies in Asia and Oceania (ASIOCOM), Kuala Lumpur, 1977; (ii) UNESCO General Conference, 1978; and (iii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Strasbourg Conference on Parliamentary Democracy, September 1991; visited Germany, Turkey, UAE (2001); USA (2002 & 2003); Spain (2002); U.K. (2002 & 2003); Qatar & France (2003);Thailand & Singapore (2003) as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs; visited Pakistan (2005) in the capcity of Leader of Opposition (LS)
Other Information
Detained under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency, June 1975-January 1977; Member, (i) Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), 1942 onwards; (ii) Press Council of India, 1990; conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1999 by Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)



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