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Detailed Profile: Dr. Bharatkumar Raut

NameDr. Bharatkumar Raut
Father's NameShri Bhavanishankar Raut
Mother's NameShrimati Sheela Raut
Date of Birth06/04/1953
Birth PlaceMumbai (Maharashtra)
Maritial Status Married On 23 May 1979
Spouse NameShrimati Neena Raut
No. of Children One Son
State NameMaharashtra
Party NameShiv Sena
Permanent Address2101, Matoshree Pearl, S. Keer Marg, Mahim, Mumbai - 400016
Telephone : {022} 24372244, Fax: 22731175(O), 24384466(R), Mobile: 09820042332
Present Address7, Meena Bagh, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi - 110011
Telephone : 23062494,Fax: 23062492 Mobile: 9868181332
Email idbk[dot]raut[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsM.A. (Politics), Ph.D. Educated at University of Bombay, Mumbai and Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
Positions Held April 2008 Elected to Rajya Sabha May 2008-May 2009 Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on and Aug. 2009 onwards External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Sept. 2008 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Dec. 2009 onwards Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Offices of Profit Member, Indian Parliamentary Group May 2011 onwards Member, Committee on Public Undertakings Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedIn Marathi, (i) Andharatil Ek Prakash, 1977, (ii) Drishtikon, 2004, (iii) Nayak, 2004, (iv) Shiv Sena: Haar Aani Prahaar, 2005, (v) Asa Drishtikon, 2006, (vi) Ashi Hee Mumbai, 2008, (vii) Manovedh, 2010 and (viii) Geeta: Anand Yatra (2011); In English: Past Forward, (Internet edition) 2011
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationWatching cricket, reading biographies and autobiographies of socio - political leaders; studying Geeta and listening to Marathi and Hindi light music
Countries VisitedChina and South Korea with the Prime Minister of India, 1993, U.K., U.S.A., France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Nepal and Mongolia
Other InformationPractising journalist for over three decades; worked in English and Marathi newspapers, Government and private television channels in India and abroad; was Editor, Maharashtra Times; launched ZEE News, India’s first news channel; at present, Editorial Director 'Lokmat Media Group'; President, Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, 1987-88; was Trustee, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Trust, 2005 - 2007; Member, (i) Executive Committee, Bombay Union of Journalists and (ii) Telephone Advisory Committee, MTNL, since 2008

Source: Rajya Sabha