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Sunday, May 20, 2007


Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Malda ( West Bengal )

Party : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father’s Name Late Shri Khan Bahadur H.B. Khan Choudhury
Date of Birth 1 November 1927
Place of Birth Malda (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Educational Qualifications B.A.,
Educated at Calcutta University (West Bengal), London and Geneva
Profession Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address Vill. Sahajalalpur, P.O. Kotowali,
Distt. Malda (West Bengal)
(03512) 269988

Present Address 12, Akbar Road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tel. (011) 23792729, 55361135

Positions Held

1952, 1967, 1969,
1971 1972 & 1977
Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly (six terms)
1971 and 1972-77 Minister, Government of West Bengal (two terms)
1978-80 President, Pradesh Congress Committee (Indira) [P.C.C.(I)], West Bengal
1980 Elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1980-82 Union Cabinet Minister, Energy with additional charge of Department of Coal and Irrigation
1981-85 Member, Congress Working Committee and Congress Paliamentary Party
1982-84 Union Cabinet Minister, Railways
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1985 General-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C.(I)]
1985-87 Union Minister, Programme Implementation
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1988-90 and 1998-2000 President, West Bengal, Pradesh Congress Committee
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Railways

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Energy
1999-2000 & 2000-2001 Member, Committee on Estimates
2000-2005 Member, Congress Working Committee
2002-2004 Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (8th term)

Member, Committee on Energy
(Sub Committee-III on Non-conventional Energy Sources)

Social And Cultural Activities
Rural development

Countries Visited
Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, U.K. (London), U.S.A., U.S.S.R..; Member, Indian Delegation to UN, 1972 in connection with admission of Bangladesh to the world body, and again in 1976 in connection with Farakka Water Dispute

* Died on 14/4/2006



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