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Oldest MP in India

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Ram Boolchand Jethmalani

Shri Ram Jethmalani - Oldest MP

Ram Boolchand Jethmalani (born on 14th September 1923) is an Indian lawyer and politician. He has served as India’s Union Law Minister and as chairman of the Bar Council of India. He is the highest-paid Indian lawyer.

Ram Jethmalani obtained LL.B. degree at the age of 17 and started practising law in his hometown (in today’s Pakistan) until the partition of India. He was elected a member of parliament in the 6th and 7th Lok Sabha on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Mumbai. He has served as Law Minister of India and also as Minister of Urban Development during the prime ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee against whom he later contested an election in the general elections of 2004 from Lucknow constituency. On 7 May 2010 he was elected as the president of Supreme Court Bar Association.

Shri Motilal Vora

Shri Motilal Vora oldest MP

Mr Motilal Vora is one of the oldest Indian MPs. Mr Motilal Vora was born on December 20, 1928, in Nagaur district of Rajasthan. He got an education from Raipur and Calcutta. He has been working in the field of journalism for many years, representing many newspapers.

Shri Vora came out on political horizons in 1968. He won the election from the Central Provincial Legislative Assembly in 1972 and was appointed the Vice President of the Central State Road Transport Corporation. After this, in 1977 and 1980, again elected in the Central Legislative Assembly. In the Arjun Singh Cabinet in 1980, he was given the responsibility of the Higher Education Department. Mr Vora was the cabinet minister in 1983. After this, he was appointed the President of the Central Party Congress Committee. On March 13, 1985, Shri Motilal Vora became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. On February 13, 1988, he took the charge of the Chief Minister’s post and took charge of the Ministry of Health Welfare and Civil Aviation at the Center on February 14, 1988. In April 1988, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Shri Motilal Vora held the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh from May 26, 1993 to May 3, 1996.

Dr. C.P. Thakur

Dr. C.P. Thakur oldest MP

Chandreshwar Prasad Thakur is a current member of Rajya Sabha, a former minister in the Government of India, a physician and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party.

C.P. Thakur was born in 1933 in village Dubhah Muzaffarpur District, Bihar. He was a minister from 1999 to 2004 in the BJP government. He is M.B.B.S., M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P. He stood first and received a gold medal in M.B.B.S. Honours. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Patna constituency in 1984. He has also published more than 100 research papers in medical journals and more than 200 articles in the press.

Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh Oldest MP

Manmohan Singh is the 14th Prime Minister of India. He is the first Indian Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term.

Singh was born to Gurmukh Singh and Amrit Kaur on 26 September 1932, in Gah, Punjab, British India, into a Sikh family. In 1982, he was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of India under then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and held the post until 1985. In June 1991, India’s Prime Minister at the time, P. V. Narasimha Rao, chose Singh to be his Finance Minister.

In 1999, he contested for the Lok Sabha from South Delhi but was unable to win the seat. He took the oath as the Prime Minister of India on 22 May 2004. On 22 May 2009, Manmohan Singh was sworn in as the Prime Minister during a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Singh did not contest the 2014 general election for the 16th Lok Sabha and resigned his post as prime minister at the end of his term on 17 May 2014. He served as the acting prime minister till 25 May 2014.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa oldest MP

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa is a member of the Rajya Sabha, and he is a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) political party. He was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, which represented the Sangrur constituency of Punjab. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan on the January 26, 2019 prize list.

He was the Union Minister of Sports and Chemicals and Fertilizers in the Third Vajpayee Ministry from 2000 to 2004. He was a Rajya Sabha member from 1998 to 2004.

Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar

Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar oldest MP

M.P. Veerendra Kumar is MP of 16th Lok Sabha. Veerendra Kumar, who has been a six-time MP, is known for his job skills for his public Choupal. He is a political leader, writer and former Union Minister has shown his command in almost all areas of life. An orator, thinker, author, parliamentarian, he has been steering the social, political, economic, cultural and literary scenario of Kerala for a long time.

Born to Marudevi Avva and Padmaprabha Gowder, a leader of Socialist Party and former MLA, on 22 July 1936 in a popular Jain family in Kalpetta, and after schooling in Kalpetta and at Kozhikode, he did his master’s in philosophy from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Madras.

An active politician, he was the treasurer and national committee member of the former Samyukta Socialist Party, state secretary of the Kerala Unit of the Socialist Party, one of the all India secretaries of the former Socialist Party, convener of the Opposition Co-ordination Committee in Kerala, vice president of the former Janata Party, and its president. Later, in 1996 he was elected to the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament of India from Kozhikode constituency and functioned as Minister of State for Labour and later Finance.

Vayalar Ravi

Shri Vayalar Ravi oldest MP

Vayalar Ravi is an Indian politician, who served as the Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs from 2006 to 2014. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha.

Vayalar Ravi was born on June 4, 1937 in Kerala. Ravi was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha in 1971 from Chirayinkil in Thiruvananthapuram district; he was re-elected to the 6th Lok Sabha in 1977, serving until 1979. He was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1982, and served as Home Minister of Kerala from 1982 to 1986 before resigning from that position due to a disagreement with Chief Minister K. Karunakaran. He was re-elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1987, serving until 1991. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 1994 and again in April 2003. He became Union Cabinet Minister for Overseas Affairs on 30 January 2006.

After the Congress reelection in 2009, Ravi was re-inducted to the Cabinet for the second UPA government and retained the portfolio of Overseas Indian Affairs. He was given the additional responsibility of Ministry of Civil Aviation on 19 January 2011. He is a Rajya Sabha member from Kerala for a long time.

S.R.Balasubramoniyan

Shri S.R. Balasubramoniyan oldest MP

S.R. Balasubramoniyan is an Indian politician from the state of Tamil Nadu and belongs to the AIADMK. He was born on Nov 16, 1938 in Sultanpet, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).

In June 2016, he was announced as the party’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha biennial polls. On 3 June 2016, he was elected unopposed along with three others of his party. He remained Convenor, Congress Forum for Socialist Action from 1969 to 1974. During 1989-96 he remained Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, 1989-91 Chief Whip, Congress Party, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly, and during 1991-96 he was Leader of Opposition, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. In 1996 he was elected to 11th Lok Sabha; July 1996-April 1997, he held the position of Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and May 1997 onwards he is Union Minister of State, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Parliamentary Affairs.

Prof. Jogen Chowdhury

Prof. Jogen Chowdhury oldest MP

Jogen Chowdhury is an eminent Indian painter and considered an important painter of 21st century India. He lives and works in Santiniketan. In 2014, he was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha from Trinamool Congress.

Jogen Chowdhury was born on 16 February 1939 in Faridpur of the undivided Bengal and came to Kolkata during the Partition. He was educated in Kolkata (Government College of Art & Craft) and Paris (École Nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts) as a student of Painting and went on to became one of the pillars of modern Indian Art. After his long stint at the Rashtrapati Bhavana as the Keeper of Art, Jogen Chowdhury joined Kala-Bhavana of Visva-Bharati as a teacher from where he retired as a Professor of the Department of Painting. In 2014 Jogen Chowdhury was elected a Member of Parliament from West Bengal.

Dr. K. Keshava Rao

Dr. K. Keshava Rao oldest MP

Dr. K. Keshava Rao is 80 years old elected from Andhra Pradesh as Rajyasabha member. Dr Kancherla Keshava Rao popularly known as KK is a politician from Telangana Rashtra Samithi party is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha.

Dr. Rao was born to K. Niranjan Rao and Govindamma in Mahbubabad, Warangal, Hyderabad State on June 4, 1939. HeRao has been a senior Congressmen, holding many high positions in the Party and Government. Dr. Rao was a Cabinet Minister in the three consecutive governments in the state of Andhra Pradesh, holding important portfolios like Education, Industry and Labor. He was elected to Rajya Sabha 2006-12. In May 2013, Keshava Rao quit Indian National Congress. He later joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. Dr. Rao was elected to Rajya sabha in 2014 from TRS Party for six years term. He was nominated as the Chairman (Leader) of the TRS Parliamentary Party, which was the eighth largest party in the Parliament with 12 members.

 

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