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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

Constituency : Kutch ( Gujarat )

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

Father’s Name Shri Shambhudan Ishwerdan Gadhavi
Mother’s Name Smt. Parvatibahen Gadhavi
Date of Birth 13 December 1940
Place of Birth Bhuj, Distt. Kutch (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 20 February 1965
Spouse’s Name Smt. Savitri Pushpdan Gadhavi
No. of Sons 3
No. of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications B.A., B.Com., LL.B.
Educated at Gujarat University, Bhuj and Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Profession Advocate , Social Worker
Permanent Address 10-B, Himatnagar Colony, Near Revenue Colony
Bhuj, Kutch-370 001 (Gujarat)
(02832) 251177 (R),
256177 (O)

Present Address 77, South Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23794965, 9868180477(M)

Positions Held
1977-82 Municipal Councillor, Bhuj
Chairman, Public Works Committee, Municipality, Bhuj
1990-95 Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly
Member, Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee
1990-96 Member, Executive Committee, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Gujarat
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Home Affairs and its Sub-Committee on Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Absence of Members from the sittings of the House
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member, Committee on Information Technology
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development

Social And Cultural Activities
Actively participated in social and educational activities in Distt. Kutch; Trustee, Shiv Shakti Study Circle, Kutch
Special Interests
Rural sports and infrastructure development; worked for water recharging activities in drought-prone areas of Kutch district; upliftment of the poor and development of backward areas and innovation in Agricultural activities
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Folk Songs and Sports (Indoor)
Sports and Clubs
Foot Ball and Swimming
Countries Visited
Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.
Other Information
Staff Officer, Legal Wing, Home Guards, Gujarat, 1967-89; Trustee, Shiv Shakti Study Circle, Kutch since 1971; Member, National Shipping Board; obtained Kovid (Hindi) and B Certificate in National Cadet Corps (N.C.C.)



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