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Detailed Profile: Shri Praful Manoharbhai Patel

NameShri Praful Manoharbhai Patel
Constituency from which I am electedBhandara-Gondiya
Father's NameLate Shri Manoharbhai Patel
Mother's Name
Date of Birth17 Feb 1957
Birth PlaceCalcutta (West Bengal)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 10 Feb 1977
Spouse NameSmt. Varsha Patel
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:3
State NameMaharashtra
Party NameNationalist Congress Party
Permanent AddressCeejay House, 12th Floor, Dr. Anne Besant Road,Worli, Mumbai - 400 018 MaharashtraTel. (022) 67122727 Fax. (022) 66104483
Present Address26, G.R.G. Road,New Delhi - 110 001Tels. (011) 23061782, 23063598, 23061339 (O), 23712317, 23717980 (R) Fax. (011) 23713344 (R), 23062552 (O)
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Educational QualificationsB.Com. Educated at University of Bombay, Mumbai,Maharashtra
Positions Held
1985 President, Municipal Council, Gondia (Maharashtra)
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
1994-95 Member, Committee on Science and Technology
1995-96 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Civil Aviation
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2000Elected to Rajya Sabha
2004Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Civil Aviation
2006Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (4th term)
till 18 Jan 2011Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Civil Aviation
19 Jan 2011 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Social and Cultural ActivitiesPresident, Gondia Education Society, Gondia, Maharashtra (the Society manages colleges and high schools,where nearly 80,000 students are studying); Chairman, Manoharbhai Patel Charitable Trust
Sports and ClubsAssociated with (i) Football, as President, All India Football Federation (AIFF); (ii) Cricket Club Mumbai; (iii) Mumbai Cricket Association, Mumbai; (iv) Lions Club International, Gondia; and (v) Gondwana Club, Nagpur
Countries VisitedWidely travelled

Source: Lok Sabha