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Bhubaneswar Kalita Biography



About Bhubaneswar Kalita

Full Name Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita
Elected fromAssam
DOB April 1, 1951
Place of Birth Rangia, Distt. Kamrup (Assam)
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Father's NameLate Shri Krishna Kanta Kalita
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Giribala Kalita
Delhi Address12, Teen Murti Lane, New Delhi - 110011
Permanent AddressHouse No. 20, Mahatma Gandhi Path, Christian Basti, Guwahati - 781005
Marital StatusMarried on 14 October 1986
SpouseShrimati Rwitticka Kalita
Children?Two sons
EducationM.A., LL.B. Educated at Rangia HS School, Rangia, Cotton College, Guwahati University and University Law College, Guwahati
Profession before joining politics Lecturer, Advocate, Political and Social Worker
Positions Held
  • April 1984 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • 1998 Member, Twelfth Lok Sabha Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
  • 1998-99 Member, Committee on Estimates Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Member, Committee on External Affairs 2001-2006 Member, Assam Legislative Assembly
  • 2001-2002 Chairman, Committee on Petitions, Assam Legislative Assembly
  • 2002-2004 Minister for Industry, Commerce, Information Technology and Public Enterprises, Government of Assam
  • April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • May 2008 - Sept. 2009 Member, House Committee
  • Aug. 2008 - May 2009 Member, Committee on External Affairs
  • Sept. 2009 onwards Chairman, House Committee
  • Dec. 2010 onwards Additional Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Energy
  • July 2013 onwards Nominated to the Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha
  • April 2014 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Book(s) PublishedContributing articles and columns in newspapers and magazines
Term10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Member ofRajya Sabha
Shri Bhubaneswar Kalita


Last Updated on 24 October, 2017.


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