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Detailed Profile: Shri Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde

NameShri Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde
Constituency from which I am electedSolapur
Father's NameShri Sambhaji Rao Shinde
Mother's NameSmt. Sakhu Bai
Date of Birth04 Sep 1941
Birth PlaceSolapur (Maharashtra)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 01 May 1970
Spouse NameSmt. Ujwala Shinde
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:0   No.of Daughters:3
State NameMaharashtra
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent Address19, Ashok Nagar, Vijapur Road,Solapur, Maharashtra
Present Address2, Krishna Menon Marg,New Delhi - 110 003Tels.(011) 23017957, 23017962 (R), 23710411, 23717474, 23719205 (O), 09810113777 (M) Fax. (011) 23710065 (O), 23017965 (R)
Email idskshinde[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. (Hons.), LL.B. Educated at Sangameshwar and Dayanand College, Solapur, Shivaji University, Kolhapur and New Law College, University of Bombay, Maharashtra
Positions Held
Member, Congress Working Committee
1974-92Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (five terms)
Cabinet Minister, held important portfolios—Finance, Planning, Industry, Urban Development, Youth and Social Welfare, Sports, Transport, Health and Labour, Govt. of Maharashtra
1990-91President, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra
1992-96General-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)]
1992-98Member, Rajya Sabha
Member, Committee of Privileges Member, Committee on Rules Member, Committee on Defence Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1996-97President, P.C.C., Maharashtra
1998-1999Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Feb. 1999 onwardsGeneral-Secretary, A.I.C.C
2000 - Jan. 2003Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information Technology
2003-2004Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (6th term)
Chief Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra
2004Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (seventh term)
Governor, Andhra Pradesh
4 Nov. 2004 - 28 JanGovernor, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
2006Member, Rajya Sabha
Union Cabinet Minister, Power
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
31 May 2009 - 31 JulUnion Cabinet Minister, Power
Aug. 2012 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
3 Aug. 2012 onwardsLeader of the House, Lok Sabha
Social and Cultural ActivitiesConvenor, Congress Forum for Socialist Action
Special InterestsReading, Writing and Poetry
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationReading
Countries VisitedWidely travelled (over 30 countries); Member,(i) Indian Delegation led by the then Prime Minister of India to the UNO, New York (U.S.A.), on the occasion of its 40th anniversary; (ii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by the then President of India to Romania and Bulgaria; (iii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by the then Speaker, Lok Sabha, to Israel; (iv) Indian Delegation to the Conference of International Labour Organisation, Geneva, (Switzerland), 1979; and (v) Indian Delegation to UNO, New York (U.S.A.), 1997; Attended and addressed (i) the Indo-American Unity Convention, California (U.S.A.), 1992; and (ii) the Annual Conference of the Labour Party of England, Brighton (U.K.), 1993; (iii) Led Indian delegation to Tajakistan for SCO Meet (India is a observer country), and Led the Indian Power Ministry official delegation to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Japan, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Germany and Italy
Other InformationRecipient of National Citizens Award 1993 and 1994 for his Contribution in the field of Parliamentary Procedure and putting up maximum number of questions; as Finance Minister of Maharashtra, presented nine successive budgets; though belongs to reserved category, contested and won from General seat during the 12th, 13th & 15th Lok Sabha Elections with a margin of over one Lakh four thousand, seventy seven thousand and around one lakh votes respectively

Source: Lok Sabha