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Detailed Profile: Shri Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

NameShri Dhiraj Prasad Sahu
Father's NameLate Rai Sahab Baldeo Sahu
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Shushila Devi
Date of Birth23/11/1959
Birth PlaceRanchi (Jharkhand)
Maritial Status Married
No. of Childrenone Daughter One Son
State NameJharkhand
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressThana Road (Shastri Chowk), P.O. & Distt. Lohardaga, Jharkhand - 835302
Telephone : {0651}2361301
Present AddressC-504, Swaran Jayanti Sadan,Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi 110011
Telephone : Mobile: 9868181910
Email iddp[dot]sahu[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. Educated at Marwari College, Ranchi
ProfessionPolitical and Social Worker, Industrialist
Positions Held June 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Coal and Steel Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas July 2010 Re- elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Central Silk Board
Freedom FighterNo
Books Published
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationPresident, (i) Lohardaga District Athletic Association since 2002, (ii) Lohardaga District Volleyball Association since 2002, (iii) Lohardaga District Football Association since 2002 and (iv) Lohardaga District Olympic Association since 2002; Member, Ranchi Club; travelling, wildlife, reading books on History, social activities
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationBelongs to a family which has been associated with the Congress party since independence; joined politics in 1977; was jailed during the 'Jail Bharo Aandolan' in 1978; President, Saundic Samaj, Jharkhand, 2003-2005; Treasurer, (i) National Students Union of India (NSUI), Ranchi University, Ranchi, 1978-83, (ii) Lohardaga District Youth Congress, 1984-90, (iii) Lohardaga DCC, 1999-2000, (iv) Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee, 2001-July 2003 and since February 2005; Member, Working Committee, (i) Lohardaga DCC, 1991-1998, and (ii) Jharkhand P.C.C., August 2003-December 2004; Delegate, P.C.C., Jharkhand, since 2000, Member, AICC since 2005; General Secretary, Chhotanagpur Bauxite Worker's Union (CBW Union), Jharkhand since 2002; Election Incharge, (i) Kanke Vidhan Sabha constituency, (ii) General elections, Ranchi Parliamentary constituency, 1980-84, (iii) Lohardaga Parliamentary constituency, 1998 and (iv) Lohardaga Vidhan Sabha constituency, 2000

Source: Rajya Sabha