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Detailed Profile: Shri Suresh Kalmadi

NameShri Suresh Kalmadi
Constituency from which I am electedPune
Father's NameShri Shamrao Kalmadi
Mother's NameSmt. Shanta Shamrao
Date of Birth01 May 1944
Birth PlaceMadras (Tamil Nadu)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 23 Apr 1971
Spouse NameSmt. Meera Kalmadi
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:2
State NameMaharashtra
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressKalmadi House, 42/8 , Dr. Ketkar Road,Erandvane, Pune - 411 004, MaharashtraTels. (020) 25433033 09811200122 (M) Fax. (020) 25433072
Present Address2, K. Kamraj Lane,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. (011) 23793699, 23792539, 23792619, Fax: (011) 23793709
Email idskalmadi[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsGraduate Educated at Fergusson College, Pune, Graduated from National Defence Academy, Kharakvasla under Air Force Flying College,Jodhpur and Allahabad
Positions Held
1977President, Pune Youth Congress
1977-80President, Youth Congress, Maharashtra
1981-86President, Indian Youth Congress (S)
1982Member, Rajya Sabha
1984-85 & 1990-92Member, Committee on Petitions
1986-88Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
Secretary, Congress (S) Parliamentary Party
1988Member, Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
1994Member , Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
1995 - 96Union Minister of State, Railways
1996Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Defence
1996-97Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1998-99Spokesman, Congress (S) Parliamentary Party
1998Member, Rajya Sabha (4th term)
1999Chairman, Election Campaign Committee, Maharashtra
1999-2004Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
2003-2004Treasurer, Congress Parliamentary Party
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2004-2007Member, Commitee on Public Undertakings
2004-2009Member, Committee on Defence
2005Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
7 Oct. 2009Member, Committee on Ethics
Social and Cultural ActivitiesChairman (i) Pune Festival Committee; (ii) Pune International Marathon; and (iii) Maharashtra Tourism & Development Corporation, 1988-89
Special InterestsFlying, environment, tourism, defence & sports
Sports and ClubsPresident (i) Indian Olympic Association since 1996; (ii) Asian Athletics Association since 2000; and (iii) Athletics Federation of India, 1987-2006; Chairman (i) Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, 2010; (ii) National Games, 1994 and (iii) Afro-Asian Games, 2003; (iv) Pune Marathon and Pune Festival; (v) Pune Informaton Techonology and Biotechnology Conference of Pune Vyaspeeth for more than 8 years; Council Member International Association of Atheletics Federations since 2001; and Patron Nehru Bal Sangh
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationOutdoor games, travelling and music
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationConducted International Marathon (18 times) International Permit Athletic Meet (8 times), road races, Freedom 40 & Nehru Centenary Celebrations with unprecedented participation; introduced Asian Grand Prix, Indoor Athletics and All Star Championships in Asia; successfully hosted World Half Marathon, 2004; organised, National Games, Pune, Bangalore, Manipur, Punjab, Hyderabad and now organising in Jharkhand, Kerala and Goa.

Source: Lok Sabha