Profile of Shri Ajit Kumar Panja - TMC Leader

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Profile of Shri Ajit Kumar Panja :

Shri Ajit Kumar Panja one of most populated leader in West Bengal. He born was 13 September 1936 in Calcutta (West Bengal). His father and mother name is Late Dr. Dhanpati Panja and Late Smt. Santwana Panja, and also his wife name is Late Prof. Jaya Panja. He is great politician and when coming political party , he first join the Trinamool Congress. His details Biography are as follows.

Profile Details of Shri Ajit Kumar Panja:

Ajit Panja

Name :


Father's Name :

Late Dr. Dhanapati Panja

Mother's Name :

Late Smt. Santwana Panja

Date of Birth :

13 September 1936

Place of Birth :

Calcutta (West Bengal)

Marital Status :


Date of Marriage :

11 August 1960

Spouse's Name :

Late Prof. Jaya Panja

No. of Sons :


No. of Daughters :


Educational Qualifications :

B.A., Bar-at-Law Educated at Scottish Church College, Calcutta University, Calcutta
(West Bengal), Lincoln's Inn,London (U.K.)

Profession :

Senior Advocate, Political and Social Worker

Permanent Address :

250, Chittaranjan Avenue, Calcutta-700 006
(West Bengal)

Present Address :

17, Windsor Place,
New Delhi-110 001

Party name :


Positions Held :

1971, 1972-77 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly (three terms)
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 onwards 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
16 March 2001

Books Published :

(i) Encephalitis Attack in West Bengal; (ii) CPM Gun Shoot to Kill (English and Bengali); (iii)
Ganatantra Hatya (Bengali); (iv) Siksha Khethre Nairajya (Bengali); (v) Sansad Bichitra (Bengali);
(vi) PM (Sh. V.P. Singh) Challenged to Prove Charges (English); (vii) Dunkel Agreement (Bengali);
(viii) Unemployment Problem in India—How to Solve it (Bengali); (ix) Era of Excellence of
Narasimha Rao Government—4th Year-Major Achievements and Decisions (English, Hindi, Urdu
and Bengali); and (x) Mining Medicines Hand Book for Health Workers and Mine Workers

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :

Lover of Creative Art; Stage Artist, played the role of Sri Ramakrishna in the Bengali play 'Nati Binodani', conferred with Best Actor 'Uttam Award', 1999

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; and (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 to evaluate the Parliamentary
Broadcasting System in Parliament House, June 1992; (vii) Delegation to Germany in September,
1993; and (viii) High Power Delegation for establishing bilateral relations in the field of Coal
Industries, China, 1994; as Minister of State for External Affairs, visited (i) Sri Lanka in
November, 1999; (ii) Macau for handing over ceremony to China in December 1999; and (iii)
Bangladesh in January 2000; also accompanied Prime Minister during his visit to Mauritius in
March 2000

Other Information :

Member, (i) Supreme Court Bar Association; (ii) High Court Bar Association; and (iii) Bar Library Club
High Court, Calcutta

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