Shri Kabindra Purkayastha Member of Parliament (MP) from Silchar (Assam) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Kabindra Purkayastha

Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

Constituency & State: Silchar (Assam)

Lok Sabha Experience: 10,12,15


Fifteenth Lok Sabha


Members Bioprofile
Purkayastha, Shri Kabindra
Constituency   : Silchar (Assam)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Father’s Name Late Shri Kalipada Purkayastha
Date of Birth 15 Dec 1931
Place of Birth Kamarkhal, Distt. Sylhet (now in Bangladesh)
Marital Status Widower
Date of Marriage 10 Sep 1964
Spouse’s Name Late Smt. Gayatri Purkayastha
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
Educated at Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam
Profession Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address
Nutanpatty, P.O. Silchar,
Distt. – Cachar, Assam – 788 001
Tel. 09435073677 (M)
Present Address
18, G.R.G. Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel. 9013180177 (M)
Positions Held
1978 General Secretary, Janata Party, Assam
1980 Convenor, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Assam
1981-1993 General-Secretary, B.J.P., Assam
1984-2004 Member, National Executive Committee, B.J.P.
1991 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution
Member, Committee on Official Language
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
1995-2001 Vice-President, B.J.P., Assam
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
19 Mar. 1998 Union Minister of State, Communications
2003-2006 Vice-President, B.J.P., Assam
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
6 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Estimates
31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
1 May 2010 Member, Committee on Estimates
Social And Cultural Activities
Member, various social organizations to organize the society
Special Interests
Educational reforms and development; cooperative movement; literature and language;and reading and writing
Countries Visited
America, Bangladesh, China, France, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Switzerland, U.K
Other Information
Worked hard to extend relief and shelter to the persecuted Hindus coming from the Earstwhile East Pakistan, 1950-51; Joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S.) in 1950; Served as (i) Zila Karyarah of the united Cachar District for 4 (four) years;and (ii) Zila Pracharak, Cachar,1956-1961;Divisional Secretary of R.S.S. of Cachar, Tripura and Manipur; Joined Politics on 03.01.1978; Joined B.J.P., 6th April,1980;Contested Assembly seat of Silchar as the Janata Party candidate; Chairman,Silchar Co-operative Urban Bank for 12 years and made it financially stable from liquidation point; Stamps on Dr. Hedgewar and Arun Kumar Chanda were released.


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