Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Member of Parliament (MP) from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi

Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency & State: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 6,11,12,13,15,16

Sixteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Joshi, Dr. Murli Manohar
Constituency   : Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : murli[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in
Blog : drmurlimjoshi[DOT]blogspot[DOT]com
Website : http://www[DOT]drmurlimanoharjoshi[DOT]in
Father’s Name Late Shri Man Mohan Joshi
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Chandrawati Joshi
Date of Birth 05 Jan 1934
Place of Birth Delhi
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 13 Dec 1966
Spouse’s Name Smt. Tarla Joshi
No.of Daughters 2
M.Sc. (Physics), D. Phil.
Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Profession Professor (Retd.)
Permanent Address
9/10 A, Tagore Nagar,
Anukul Chandra Banerji Road,
Allahabad-211001, U.P.
Tel : (0532) 2465008
Residence Address :
C/o Shri Sudhindra Jain,
113/233, Swaroop Nagar,
Kanpur-208002, Uttar Pradesh
Tel : (0512) 2532110
Constituency Office Address :
Flat No. 15/96 H,
Civil Lines, Kanpur-208001, Uttar Pradesh
Tel/Fax : (0512) 2399555
Present Address
6, Raisina Road,
New Delhi – 110001
Tels : (011) 23718444, 23326080
Fax : (011) 23711772
Positions Held
Held various positions in ABVP and Bharatiya Jan Sangh from 1954 to 1977
Member, Committee on Science and Technology (Physics Branch) U.P.
1977 Member, Governing Council of Indian Institute of Science Bangaluru
1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
1977-79 General-Secretary, Janata Party in Parliament
1978 – 1980 Member, Railway Accident Enquiry Committee (Headed by Justice Sikri)
1980 Founder General Secretary, B.J.P.
1981-83 Treasurer, B.J.P.
1986-90 General-Secretary, B.J.P.
1991-93 President, B.J.P.
1992-96 Elected to Rajya Sabha
Member, Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Select Committee on Patent Law
Member, Select Committee on Trade Marks Bill
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
16 May -1 June 1996 Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs
1996-97 Chairman, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Finance
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
Member, Expert Committee on Low Productivity Areas, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operation
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1998-99 Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science and Technology and Ocean Development
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
13 Oct. 1999 – 21 May 2004 Union Cabinet Minister, Human Resource Development; Science & Technology and Ocean Development
July 2004 – 15 May, 2009 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 2ndtermsRajya Sabha
Aug. 2004-09 Chairman, Standing Committee on Ministry of Commerce
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance
10 Mar. 2006 President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group
16 May, 2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
7 Aug. 2009 Member, Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
31 Aug. 2009 – 5 May 2010 Chairman, Standing Committee on Finance
16 Sep. 2009 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
7 Oct. 2009 Member, Committee on Ethics
19 Oct. 2009 Member, General Purposes Committee
31 Jan. 2010 Member, Parliamentary Forum on Global Warming and Climate Change
1 May 2010 Chairman, Committee on Public Accounts
Member, Committee on Budget
20 July 2010 President, India-Hungary Parliamentary Friendship Group
7 Dec. 2011 Member, India-Russian Federation Parliamentary Friendship Group
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (6th term)
14 Aug. 2014 onwards Chairperson, Estimates Committee
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Defence
3 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Textiles
15 Sep. 2014 Member, Committee on Budget of Lok Sabha
17 Dec. 2014 Member, Council of the Indian Institute of Science
29 Jan. 2015 Member, General Purposes Committee, Lok Sabha
Books Published
`Vikalp` (The alternative) and `Pragya Pravah` (The Continuing Wisdom) both in Hindi; `Science Sustainability`; and `Indian National Resurgence`; also published about 120 research papers in scientific journals; more than 100 articles appeared in reputed journals and daily newspapers
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Specialisation in spectroscopy, supervised the research work of about a dozen students for the award of D. Phil and D. Sc; Professor of Physics in Allahabad University till January 1994, retired as Head of Physics Department, delivered lectures on scientific subjects in several symposia and conferences; Established, (i) Vaichariki (group of thinkers), an inter-disciplinary academic group, Allahabad; and (ii) Shri Gyan Kalyan Charitable Trust; Trustee, (i) Bhau Rao Deoras Nyas; (ii) Madhav Shodh Sansthan Trust; and (iii) Uttaranchal Vikas Committee; Life Member, Allahabad Education Society; Member, High Power Committee on Education in Uttar Pradesh, 1968
Sports and Clubs
Member, India International Centre, New Delhi; India Habitat Centre, New Delhi; Constitution Club, New Delhi and Kanpur Club (Kanpur) U.P.
Countries Visited
Widely Travelled
Other Information
Political and Related ActivitiesGeneral Secretary, University Teacher`s Association, Allahabad, 1971-73; President, University Teachers`Assocation, Allahabad., 1987-90; Firm believer in the Concept of sustainable consumption; spiritual and human values of Indian Culture; vigorously undertook the campaign against foreign infiltrators and the ISI; a strong advocate of a modern, strong nuclear and `debt free India`; was Incharge of Youth Wing of B.J.S. arrested, in 1948 for offering Satyagraha for removing ban on R.S.S. and later participated in several B.J.S. movements and jailed several times; participated in J.P. movement as incharge of youths in U.P.; detained under M.I.S.A. during Emergency from 26 June 1975 to March 1977; opposed vigorously the transfer of Teen Bigha to Bangladesh, as President of B.J.P. undertook Ekta Yatra from Kanyakumari to Srinagar highlight the Pakistan engineered terrorism in Kashmir and hoisted National Flag at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on the Republic Day, 1992.
Participation in International Conferences: Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference in 1977 and 1991; (i) The European Hindu Conference held at Frankfurt, Germany, 1991; (ii) International Youth Conference held at Chicago in 1993 to mark 100th Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand’s Address to the Parliament of Religions; (iii) International Seminar on Science and Religion held at Washington in 1993; (iv) Vishwa Hindu Mahasangh Conference at Varanasi in 1993; (v) World Hindu Conference in Durban, South Africa in 1995; (vi) Global Vision 2000 International Conference held in U.S.A.; (vii) European Science Congress, 2002; (viii) European Research Council at Brussels in 2002 and (ix) Commonwealth Science Council Ministerial Gathering, South Africa, June, 2002; (x) UNESCO Conference on Education for All – Nepal All- Nigeria addressed Commonwealth Science Council Ministerial Gathering at South Africa, 2002; (xi) UNESCO Sponsored International Conference on `Dialogue Among Civilizations` held at Delhi in 2003; (xii) UNESCO Conference on ‘Education for All – 2003’ held at New Delhi; (xiii) Third World Academy Conference, New Delhi; (xiv) Climate Change Conference, New Delhi; (xv) International Conference on Mapping, Bangkok and London; representedIndia at Global Dharma Conference at New Jersey, USA in 2003 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Mahasamadhi of Swami Vivekananda; represented India at the UNESCO Conference held in China, Paris and Egypt (Bioethics); (xvi) International Conference on “Sanskrit in Asia: Unity in Diversity” held at Bangkok (Thailand) on 23rd June, 2005; (xvii) International Conference on “Dialogue of Cultures and Civilizations in the Global World” held at St. Petersburg on 24-25 May, 2007; (xviii) Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change 2009; (xix) Participated in the 10th International Likhachov Scientific Conference on “Dialogue of Cultures and Partnership of Civilizations: The Making of Global Culture” held at St. Petersburg on May 13-14, 2010. Included to the Conference organising Committee as an honorary member.

Delivered lectures on, (i) Science and Religion in Frankfurt, Germany, 1991; (ii) Science and Indian Philosophy, Durban, 1995; (iii) Cultural Policies for Development at the International Governmental Conference, Stockholm, 1998 (his address was read); (iv) Second Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy at the World Philosopher Meet on Science, Spirituality and Development, Geneva, 1998; (v) 8th Bose-Einstein Lecture on Science, Technology and Environment in 1998; (vi) Sustainable Consumption at Bonn University, Germany 2000; St. Petersburg, 2000; Brazil Academy of Science, Rio-de-Janerio, 2000-2001; (vii) UNESCO Conference, Paris; and (viii) World Conference on Science at Budapest, Germany, led Indian delegation to, (a) G-77 Conference, Cuba; (b) UN Conference on Women, UNO; and (c) UN Summit on Children, New York, 2002.

Awards and Honours: Awarded (i) Jawaharlal Nehru Award by the Indian Science Conference, 1999; (ii) Nicolay Rerikh Medal for his contribution in the sphere of Ecology by the International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia; (iii) National Citizens Award India, 2001; (iv) Friendship Medal by the President of Mongolia in July, 2002 for his contribution towards development of relationship between India and Mongolia; and (v) Life Time Award by the Indian Science Congress, 2004; Conferred (i) Degree of D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by the Universities of Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Banaras and Kurukshetra and (ii) Degree of Mahamahopadhyay (Honoris Causa) by Tirupati Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University) and by Sampuranand Sanskrit Vidyapeetha; Fellow, Vigyan Parishad and honoured by the National Academy of Science (India) as an external fellow; elected fellow of Russian National Academy of Natural Sciences in 2001; elected as Honorary Academician on Ecology Section by International Academy of Ecology, Man and Nature Protection Sciences, Russian Federation; Convenor, Forum of Parliamentarians on TRIPPS and GATT; his main interest is the study of ‘science and universal consciousness’, integral humanism and issues related to sustainable consumption, and idea which has become a live issue globally; Best Parliamentarian Award (Lok Sabha) for the year 2009.


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