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Smt. Sumitra Mahajan

Father's Name

Shri Purushotam Neelkanth Sathe

Mother's Name

Smt. Usha

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Chiplun, Distt. Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)

Marital Status


Date of Marriage

29 Jan 1965

Spouse's Name

Late Shri Jayant Mahajan

No. of Sons


Educational Qualifications

M.A., LL.B.
Educated at Indore University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Permanent Address

68, Manishpuri, Saket Nagar,
Indore - 452 018, Madhya Pradesh
Tels. (0731) 2596655, 2561111 (O)

Present Address

8, G.R.G. Road,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23358379, 23358315
9868180524, 09425066699 (M)


Position Held

1982-85 Corporator, Municipal Corporation, Indore

1984-85 Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore

1989 Elected to 9th Lok Sabha

1990-91 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

President, Mahila Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Madhya Pradesh

1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1991-92 Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment Bill

1991-93 Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill, 1991

1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications

1992-94 Vice-President, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh

1995-96 Secretary, B.J.P., Parliamentary Board

Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh

1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)

1996 onwards Secretary, B.J.P.

1997 Member, Committee on Public Accounts

1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term)

1998 onwards General-Secretary, B.J.P.

1998-99 Convenor, Sub-Committee on Drug Control, Committee on Human Resource Development

Member, Committee on Human Resource Development and its Sub-Committee-I on Value-based Education

Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Appraisal of Laws relating to Women Criminal Laws

Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADs)

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (5th term)

Oct. 1999- Jun. 2002 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Human Resource Development

Jul. 2002 - May 2003 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology

24 May 2003- May 2004 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 6th term)

2004-2009 Member, General Purposes Committee

Chairperson, Commmittee on Social Justice and Empowerment

Member, Panel of Chairmen

2005 Prabhari, Mahilla Morcha, B.J.P.

Member, Consultative Committee on Civil Aviation

5 Aug. 2007 - May 2009 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment

2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)

Jun. 2009 Member, Panel of Chairmen

31 Aug.2009 -18 May 2014 Chairperson, Standing Committee on Rural Development

23 Sep. 2009- 18 May 2014 Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women

18 May 2014- Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (8th term)

6 June 2014- Elected Speaker, Lok Sabha

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Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments

Staged a play on Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar

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Social And Cultural Activities

Discussions and lectures on historical personalities and Ramayana; Lectures on Marathi literature and poetry; and associated with cultural organisation, Sanand and similar other organisations

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Special Interests

Women's Welfare and Social Reforms; literature (poetry in particular) and watching dramas

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Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading, music, drama, cinema and singing

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Countries Visited

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Sports and Clubs

Interested in Indian games, working for protection/development of playgrounds; and organised women’s kho-kho match in Indore

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Other Information

Former President, Marathi Academy, Madhya Pradesh; Chairman,(i) Ahilya Utsav Committee, Indore; (ii) Contemporary Study Centre, Indore; Former Director, (i) Indore-Paraspur Sahakari Bank; and (ii) Maharashtra Brahmin Sahakari Bank; Secretary, Mahila Morcha, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh for two years

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