Gurudas Kamat ,born on 5th October was an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress(INC).
His Political Life:
Gurudas Kamat was a senior politician from grand old party Indian National Congress party. He was a Member of the Parliament for the Mumbai North West constituency of Maharashtra in 2009 and Mumbai North East constituency of Maharashtra in 1984, 1991, 1998 and 2004.
He was Union Minister of State for Home Affairs with an additional charge of the Communications and Information Technology ministry from 2009 to 2011.He was also a former president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee.
In July 2011, he resigned as the minister.Despite his insistence on resignation, the Party continues to acknowledge him as the General Secretary of AICC.
Early Life,Education and His Family:
Kamat was an Advocate by profession,He was a Commerce graduate from the RA Podar College in Mumbai and also had a law degree from the Government Law College in Mumbai.
Gurudas Kamt was born on 5th October 1954 in Ankola village Distt.North Kanara(Karnataka).his father’s name is Shri Vasant Anandrao Kamat.He got married on 11th may,1981 to Smt. Maharookh Gurudas Kamat with whom he has a son whose name is Sunil and he is a doctor, an intensivist and a Fellow by profession at Sloan kettering Memorial,New York City.
Gurudas Kamat Death:
Gurudas Kamat ,Senior Congress leader and former MP passed away at a hospital in Chanakyapuri in Delhi on Wednesday 22nd August in morning after suffering from a heart attack. He was 63 years old.
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|Name||Shri Gurudas Kamat|
|Constituency from which I am elected||Mumbai-North-West|
|Father’s Name||Shri Vasant Anandrao Kamat|
|Date of Birth||05 Oct 1954|
|Birth Place||Vill. Ankola, Distt. North Kanara (Karnataka)|
|Date of Marriage||11 May 1981|
|Spouse Name||Smt. Maharookh Gurudas Kamat|
|No. of Children||No.of Sons:1 No.of Daughters:0|
|Party Name||Indian National Congress|
|Permanent Address||“Gaurinandan“, 5th Road, Near Acharya Garden,Chembur, Mumbai – 400 071, MaharashtraTel. (022) 25212727|
|Present Address||19, G.R.G. Road,New Delhi – 110 011Tels. (011) 23372246, 23372247, 23092073, 23093549 (O) 23094646, 23094141 (R), 9820062727 (M) Fax. (011) 23092626 (R), 23094054 (O)|
|Educational Qualifications||B.Com., LL.B., M.B.A. Educated at R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics and Government Law College, Mumbai,Maharashtra|
|1976-80||President, National Students` Union of India (N.S.U.I.)|
|1984||Elected to 8th Lok Sabha|
|1984-87||President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress|
|1984-89||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers|
|1987-88||President, Indian Youth Congress|
|1987-89||Member, Joint Committee on Railways Bill|
|1991||Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)|
|1991-96||Member, Committee on Industries|
|Member, Railway Convention Committee|
|Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers|
|1997 – 2003||Vice-President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee|
|1998||Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)|
|1998-99||Member, Committee on Petitions|
|Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals|
|Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance|
|2003 – 2008||President, Mumbai Congress|
|2004||Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)|
|2004-2006||Member, Committee on Finance|
|Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas|
|Member, Committee on Official Language|
|2005-2009||Member, Ethics Committee|
|2006-2009||Chairman, Committee on Energy|
|2006 onwards||Chairman, Indo-UK Parliamentary Association|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)|
|2009 -19 July 2011||Union Minister of State, Communications and Information Technology|
|19 Jan 2011-19 July||Union Minister of State, Home Affairs|
|Social and Cultural Activities||Actively engaged in combating corruption, social evils and communal elements|
|Special Interests||Social work|
|Sports and Clubs||Badminton, table-tennis and cricket; Member (i) Maharashtra State Sports Council; (ii) Khar Gymkhana; (iii) Chembur Gymkhana; (iv) CCI; (v) India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; (vi) United Servies Club, Mumbai; and (vii) Delhi Golf Club|
|Favourite Pastimes and Recreation||Reading and sports|
|Countries Visited||Widely travelled; most of Europe, China, South East Asia, U.S.A.; represented India at the International Youth Convention, Moscow, 1985 and at the United Nations, New York, 1994; nominated by Hon. Prime Minister to the “International Conference on Federalism”, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 – 16 Dec. 2010|
|Other Information||Member, (i) Film Advisory Board of Film Censors, Government of India, 1980-84; (ii) Central Purchases Advisory Council, Government of India, 1980-83; (iii) Bombay Telephone Advisory Committee; (iv) National Shipping Board, 1985-89; and (v) Committee of Central Board of Direct Taxes, 2004|
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