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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Kalahandi ( Orissa )

Party : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Father’s Name Maharaja Shri Pratap Keshari Deo
Mother’s Name Maharani Kasturika Moohini Devi
Date of Birth 26 November 1952
Place of Birth Bhawanipatna, Distt. Kalahandi (Orissa)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 3 May 1974
Spouse’s Name Smt. Pattayetrani Nayanshree Devi
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters 2
Educational Qualifications B.A.
Educated at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi
Profession Agriculturist , Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address Keshari Nahar, At & P.O. Bhawanipatna,
Distt. Kalahandi- 766 001 (Orissa)

Present Address 188, South Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels.(011) 23792158, 23794046, 9868180316 (M)

Positions Held

District Youth President Lok Dal/Janata Party
1985-98 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (three terms)

Member, Public Accounts Committee

Member, Committee on Public Undertakings

Member, Business Advisory Committee

Member, Committee on Estimates

Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Member, Committee on Petitions

Member, Special Committee on Natural Calamities
1989-98 Member, National Executive, Bharatiya Janata Party
1990-98 Leader, B.J.P., Orissa Legislative Assembly
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on Estimates

Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-III

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999 onwards Vice-President, B.J.P., Orissa
1999-2004 Member, Committee on External Affairs

Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Member, Library Committee

Member, Committee on Water Resources

Member, Committee on Surface Transport
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)

Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation

Member, Committee on Water Resources

Member, Library Committee

Social And Cultural Activities
President, (i) Kalahandi Law College; and (ii) various Colleges and High Schools in Orissa; Member, (i) Braja Mohan Sahitya Samiti; (ii) Wildlife and Environment Conservation Society, Kalahandi; and (iii) Mahabir Sanskrutik Anushthan
Special Interests
Working in underdeveloped areas, especially tribal areas of Distt. Kalahandi; promoting awareness on environment among the tribals; improving their livelihood; and promotion of folk art and culture

Sports and Clubs
Mountaineering, rifle shooting, billiards and bridge; Life Member, (i) National Rifle Association of India; (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club; and (iii) Bhubaneswar Club; Member, (i) Kalahandi Cricket Club, (ii) Kalahandi Rifle Club, (iii) Orissa State Archery Association, (iv) Kalahandi Adventure Sports Association; and (v) Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

Countries Visited
Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.A., Taiwan; Member, Indian delegation to World Summit for Sustainable Development, Johannesburg; attended the 59th Session of United Nations General Assembly and was part of Legal Committee
Other Information
Member, (i) Central Board of Arachacology 2005 and (ii) Rose Society of India; Participated in the (i) Sampoorna Kranti Movement launched by Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan during 1973-74; and (ii) Ayodhya Movement



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