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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha

Constituency : Cuttack ( Orissa )

Party : Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
E-Mail :

Father’s Name Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab
Mother’s Name Smt. Subhadra Mahtab
Date of Birth 8 September 1957
Place of Birth Agarpara, Distt. Bhadrak (Orissa)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 26 April 1982
Spouse’s Name Smt. Mahasweta Mahtab
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters 1
Educational Qualifications M.A. (English)
Educated at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Profession Journalist , Writer
Permanent Address Beharibagh, Chandni Chowk,
Cuttack- 753 002 (Orissa)
Fax: (0671)2607111

Present Address AB-94, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23782589, 23782742, 9868180308 (M)
Fax: 23872742

Positions Held
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Committee on Tourism
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the functioning of Wakf Boards
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2004 Member, Committee of Privileges
Member, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Committee on Commerece
Member, Committee on Labour
Member, Committee on Communications and Information Technology
Member, Joint Committee on the Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
Member, Committee on Information Technology
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Committee on Information and Broadcasting and Culture
Books Published
(i) Chalish Varshar Ganatantra; (ii) Dharma, Darshan, Drustikon; (iii) Diary-RU-Kiyadansa and (iv) Shesh-Prustha- Vol. I and Vol. II and Vol. III
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Organising literary and cultural meetings at Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur through Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, Bisuv Milan and Basant Milan and Indira Gandhi Memorial Library

Social And Cultural Activities
Organising farmers through Pragati Orissa Krushak Parishad; Chairman, Prajatantra Prachar Samiti the pioneering house of culture in Orissa
Special Interests
Cultural and literary activities, foreign affairs and international understanding
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, writing and travelling
Countries Visited
Widely travelled (15 countries); attended UN Summits at Copenhagen in Denmark and Rome in Italy; and 50th Anniversary of UN at New York in U.S.A.; visited U.S.A. through USIS; accompanied Prime Minister during his visit to Iran, Russia, Senegal, Tunisia and Venezuela; attended IXth and XIth NAM Conferences at Belgrade in Yugoslavia in 1989 and Cartegena in Columbia in 1995; and attended 52nd UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) in October 1998 as unofficial Member for two weeks representing Indian Mission in U.N.; visited Mexico as Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation in May 2001; attended special session of UN for Children, as a member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation in May 2002; also attended 56th and 57th and 58th UN General Assembly as an unofficial delegate for two weeks representing Indian Mission in United Nations in October 2002, October 2003 and November 2004 respectively; participated in Commonwealth Parliamentary Union Workshop on `Right to Information` at Ghana in July 2004
Other Information
Actively participated in the All India Freedom Fighters’ Samiti; Head, Youth Wing of All India Freedom Fighters’ Samiti; Member, Central Advisory Board of Education, 1998-99



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