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Detailed Profile: Shri H.K. Dua

NameShri H.K. Dua
Father's NameLate Shri Devi Dayal Dua
Mother's NameLate Shrimati Parbati Dua
Date of Birth01/07/1937
Birth PlaceSargodha, Punjab (India)
Maritial Status Married On 2 October 2000
Spouse NameShrimati Adity Dua
No. of Children One Son
State NameNominated
Party NameNominated
Permanent AddressC-1/6, Humayun Road 110003
Present AddressC-I/6, Humayun Road, New Delhi - 110003
Telephone : 24644800, 24644801, Mobile: 9868181846
Email idhk[dot]dua[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A., Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism Educated at Panjab University Hony. D. Litt. degrees from Kurukshetra University and Panjab University
ProfessionSenior Journalist and Political Commentator
Positions Held 1996-97 and 1999-2001 Press Advisor to Prime Minister of India 2001- 2003 Ambassador of India to Denmark Feb. 2008- Nov. 2009 Member, National Security Advisory Board Nov. 2009 Nominated to Rajya Sabha Nov. 2009- Aug. 2010 Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice March 2010- Sept. 2010 Member, Committee on Ethics March 2010 onwards Member, Committee on External Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence Aug. 2010 onwards Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament Sept. 2010 onwards Member, House Committee Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Health and Family Welfare
Freedom FighterNo
Books PublishedHas been commenting extensively on national and international affairs in newspaper columns and on T.V.
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and RecreationMember, (i) India International Centre, (ii) India Habitat Centre, (iii) Delhi Golf Club, (iv) Association of Indian Diplomats, (v) Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and(vi) Constitution Club of India; reading and writing
Countries VisitedVisited, USA, China, Japan, U.K., France, Germany, Russia and many other countries in Asia, Africa and Europe and interviewed several world dignitaries as an Editor
Other InformationPositions held in Journalism: Editor, The Hindustan Times, 1987-94; Editor-in-Chief, (i) Indian Express, 1994-96 and (ii) The Tribune, 2003 to March 2009 ; Editorial Advisor, The Times of India, 1997-98; President, (i) Editors Guild of India (two terms) and (ii) India-Philippines Parliamentary Group, 2011; Member, (i) Jury of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, 2009-2010 and (ii) Parliamentary Delegation to the UN, 2011

Source: Rajya Sabha