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Father's Name		Late Dr. Dhanapati Panja
Date of Birth		13 September 1936
Place of Birth		Calcutta (West Bengal)
Marital Status		Widower (Married on 11 August 1960)
Spouse's Name		Late Prof. Jaya Panja
Children		One son and one daughter
Educational		B.A., Bar-at-Law
			Educated at Scottish Church College, Calcutta
			University, Calcutta (West Bengal), Lincoln's Inn,
			London (U.K.)
Profession		Lawyer, Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address	250, Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta-700006
			(West Bengal)
			Tel. (033) 2412525, 2411525
			Fax.  2310199
Present Address		17, Windsor Place,
			New Delhi-110001
			Tel. (011) 3782057
			Fax  (011) 3782436
Positions Held
1971,1972-77		Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly
and 1982-85
1971-72			Cabinet Minister, Judiciary and Parliamentary Affairs (Home),  West Bengal
1972-77			Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Planning and Water Supply,
			Calcutta Corporation, Municipal Affairs and Forests Development, West Bengal
			Chairman, Jhargram Development Board
1973			Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1977			President, District Congress Committee (D.C.C.) (I), North Calcutta, West Bengal
1980-81			President, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.)(I), West Bengal
1984			Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1985-86			Union Minister of State, Planning
1986			Union Minister of State, Food and Civil Supplies
1986-88			Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)
1988-89			Union Minister of State, Finance
1989			Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1990			Member, Committee of Privileges Member, Consultative Committee,
			Ministry of Finance
1990-91			Member, Committee on Public Accounts Member, Informal Consultative
			Committee, Railway Zone
1991			Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1991-93			Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge)
1993-95			Union Minister of State, Coal (Independent Charge)
1996			Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1996-97			Member, Committee on Energy Member, Business Advisory Committee
1998			Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (5th term) Chief Whip, West Bengal Trinamool
			Congress Parliamentary Party
1998-99			Member, Committee on Industry Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of
			Urban Affairs and Employment Chairman, West Bengal Trinamool Congress
1999			Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term)
13 Oct.1999		Union Minister of State, External Affairs
Books Published
  1. Encephalitis Attack in West Bengal;
  2. CPM Gun Shoot to  Kill (English and Bengali);
  3. Ganatantra Hatya (Bengali);
  4. Siksha Khethre Nairajya (Bengali);
  5. Sansad Bichitra(Bengali);
  6. PM  (Sh.  V.P.  Singh)  Challenged  to  Prove Charges  (English);
  7. Dunkel   Agreement  (Bengali);
  8. Unemployment Problems in India  How to solve it (Bengali);
  9. Era of Excellence  of Narasimha Rao Govt 4th Yr-Major  Achievements and Decisions
  10. Mining Medicines Hand Book for Health Workers and Mine Workers
Social and Cultural Activities
Engaged  in  social  work  for  the  poor,  needy and physically handicapped; connected with several
social organisations for the welfare  of  minority  communities, scheduled  castes, scheduled tribes 
and the downtrodden

Special Interests  	

Reading story books for children, singing and writing

Favourite Pastime and Recreation  	

Reading, listening to music, gardening and Singing

Sports and Clubs Member 
(i) Mohan Bagan Club; 
(ii) Calcutta Club; 
(iii) East Bengal Club; 
(iv) Aiykya Saminilani Football Club
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Member, PM's Delegation to Australia, Indonesia,New Zealand and Thailand,
October 1986;  Leader, 
(i)  Delegation to  Bhutan,  November,  1986;  
(ii)  Delegation to International Film  Festival  at  Mauritius  and  Moscow, 1987  and July 1991;
(iii)  Delegation  to  Information Ministers of SAARC Countries Conference at  Harare,  June,  1987;  
(iv)  Delegation to  Burma and Thailand in July 1988; 
(v) Delegation  to the  Film  Segment of  the  Festival  of India,Berlin,1991;
(vi)  Parliamentary Delegation  to  U.K.,  France   and   Germany
(vii) Delegation to Germany in September, 1993;
(viii) High Power  Delegation  for  establishing  bilateral relations in the field of Coal Industries, China, 1994
Other Information
Member, Supreme Court Bar Association and High Court Bar Association
Election Result of Calcutta North East Lok Sabha Constituency
Electors		: 924613
Voters		: 658740
Poll Percentage	: 71.24%
Valid Votes 	: 658631
Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates:

1.Shri Ajit Kumar Panja

2.Md. Salim

3.Shri Tapas Roy

4.Shri Sukhen Dolui





297491 45.17%

255917 38.86%

84516 12.83%

5282   0.80%


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