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Detailed Profile: Shri Lal Krishna Advani

NameShri Lal Krishna Advani
Constituency from which I am electedGandhinagar
Father's NameShri K. D. Advani
Mother's NameSmt. Gyani Devi
Date of Birth08 Nov 1927
Birth PlaceKarachi (now in Pakistan)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 25 Feb 1965
Spouse NameSmt. Kamla Advani
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NameGujarat
Party NameBharatiya Janata Party
Permanent Address1835/16, Kasturbhai Block, Din Dayal Bhawan,J.P. Chowk, Khanpur, Ahmedabad - 380 001 GujratTel. (079) 22504525
Present Address30, Prithviraj Road,New Delhi - 110 011Tels. (011) 23794124, 23794125 Fax: (011) 23013142
Email idadvanilk[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsLaw Graduate Educated at St. Patricks High School, Karachi, D.G. National College, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan and Government Law College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Positions Held
1947Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (R.S.S.), Karachi
1966-67Leader, Bharatiya Jana Sangh (B.J.S.), Interim Metropolitan Council
1967-70Chairman, Metropolitan Council, Delhi
1970-72President, Bhartiya Jana Sangh, Delhi
1970Elected to Rajya Sabha
1973-77President, B.J.S.
1974-76Leader, B.J.S., Rajya Sabha
1976Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
1977-80General-Secretary, Janata Party
1977-79Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Leader of the House, Rajya Sabha
Jan.-Apr. 1980Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha
1980-86General-Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.)
Leader, B.J.P., Rajya Sabha
1982Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (3rd term)
1986-91President, B.J.P.
1988Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (4th term)
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
1989-91Leader, B.J.P. Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1990-91Chairman, Committee to Review the Lok Sabha Secretariat (Recruitment and Conditions of Service Rules, 1955)
Apr.-May 1990Chairman, Committee of Parliament appointed to advise the structure of pay and allowances and other terms & conditions of service for the post of Secretaries-General of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1991-93Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
1993-98President, Bharatiya Janata Party
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
Chairman, Committee on Official Language
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999 - May 2Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
29 Jun. 2002 - May 2Deputy Prime Minister
1 Jul. 2002 - 25 AugUnion Cabinet Minister, Coal and Mines (Additional Charge)
29 Jan. 2003 - 21 MaUnion Cabinet Minister, Personnel, Pensions and Public Grievances(Additional Charge)
2004Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
5 Aug. 2006 - May 20Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (6th term)
May 2009 - 21 Dec. 2Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
4 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Installation of Potraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex
31 Aug. 2009Member, Committee on Home Affairs
15 Dec. 2009Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex
Social and Cultural ActivitiesOrganised the work of R.S.S. in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar, 1947-51
Special InterestsElectoral reforms
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationBooks, theatre, cinema, sports and music
Countries VisitedWidely travelled; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to, (i) Czechoslovakia, 1972; (ii) Australia, 1974; (iii) I.P.U. Conference at Ottawa, 1985; Leader, (i) Indian Delegation to Inter-Governmental Conference on Communication Policies in Asia and Oceania (ASIOCOM), Kuala Lumpur, 1977; (ii) UNESCO General Conference, 1978; and (iii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Strasbourg Conference on Parliamentary Democracy, September 1991; visited Germany, Turkey, UAE (2001); USA (2002 & 2003); Spain (2002); U.K. (2002 & 2003); Qatar & France (2003);Thailand & Singapore (2003) as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs; visited Pakistan (2005) in the capacity of Leader of Opposition (LS)
Other InformationDetained under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) during Emergency, June 1975-January 1977; Member, (i) Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), 1942 onwards; (ii) Press Council of India, 1990; conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Award, 1999 by Indian Parliamentary Group (IPG)

Source: Lok Sabha