Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi Member of Parliament (MP) from Raiganj (West Bengal) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Constituency & State: Raiganj (West Bengal)

Lok Sabha Experience: 5,8,11,13,14

Fourteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Dasmunsi, Shri Priya Ranjan
Constituency   : Raiganj (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Father’s Name Late Shri Jyotirindranath Dasmunsi
Mother’s Name Late Smt. Renukana Das Munsi
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1945
Place of Birth Chirirbander, Distt. Dinajpur East (Bangladesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 15 Apr 1994
Spouse’s Name Smt. Deepa Dasmunsi
No. of Sons 1
M.A., LL.B.
Educated at Raiganj College, Distt. Uttar Dinajpur (West Bengal) and Calcutta University, Calcutta (West Bengal)
Profession Farmer
Advocate, Sportsperson, Social Worker
Permanent Address
6A, Rani Bhawani Road,
Kolkata- 700 026 (West Bengal)
Tels. (033)4640707,4640505
Fax: (033) 4640202
(ii) P.O. Kaliaganj, District-Uttar Dirajpur,
West Bengal
Tel. (03523) 258092
Present Address
7, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi – 110 003
Tels. (011) 24653778, 24655494 (R), 23386892, 23384782, 23384340 (O)
Fax: (011) 24653727 (R), 23782118 (O)
Positions Held
1970 onwards Member, All India Congress Committee (A.I.C.C.)
1970-71 President, Youth Congress, West Bengal
1971 Elected to 5th Lok Sabha
1971-72 General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), West Bengal
1971-75 Elected President, Indian Youth Congress
1971-77 Member, Public Accounts Committee
Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee
1977 Elected Member, Central Election Committee, I.N.C.
1977-78 Elected Member, Congress Working Committee
1979 Member, C.P.B., AICC (S)
1980-82 President, P.C.C. (S), West Bengal
1984 Re-elected to 8th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1985-88 President, P.C.C., West Bengal
1985-89 Union Minister of State, Commerce
1989-91 Vice-President, P.C.C., West Bengal
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1998 Member, CPP Executive Committee
Working President, PCC, West Bengal
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Chief Whip, Congress Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Railways
Member, Committee on Government Assurances
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme
Member, Committee on Public Accounts
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
23 May 2004 -Nov. 2005 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
Nov. 2005 onwards Minister of Information & Broadasting ; Parliamentary Affairs
6 April 2008 onwards Minister, Information and Broadcasting
Books Published
“Anek Rakta Anek Nam” (Political Novel); “Take Over” (Novel); “Maner Manush” (Novel); “Bhorer Sanai” (Poetry Collection); “Ekhan Madhyanha” (Poetry Collection); “Ayodhya Sayahna” (Poetry Collection)
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Editor, “Dakhinee Barta”—A Bengali Magazine
Social And Cultural Activities
President, Gan Sanskriti Sangsad, a mass cultural organisation founded by Late Dr. Nihar Ranjan Roy
Special Interests
Defence studies and environment; Tagore and other Nobel laureates in literature
Sports and Clubs
Sports; Chairman, Legal Committee, Asian Football Confederation (AFC); President, All India Football Federation since 1988; Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association; Member, (i) F.I.F.A. Standing Committee; (ii) Asian Football Confederation Technical Committee; (iii) Mohan Bagan; (iv) East Bengal; (v) Mohammadan Sporting Club, Calcutta; and (vi) Member, Court of Arbitration, FIFA.
Countries Visited
Widely travelled; Member of several Parliamentary delegations during 1971-77 and 1984-89; Member, Indian Delegation for World Peace, 1972, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Leader, Indian Youth Delegation at the 10th World Youth Festival, Berlin, 1973; Indian Delegate to the 17th Congress of Komsomol, Moscow, 1974; Indian Delegate to Euro-Afro-Arab Youth Conference, Baghdad, 1975; led as Head of Indian Football Delegation to China, 1982; attended FIFA Congresses at Spain (1982), Italy (Rome, 1990) Switzerland (Zurich, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996), U.S.A, (Chicago, 1994, Los Angeles, 1999), and France (Paris, 1998); Argulia, 2002, Qatar, 2003; attended AFC Congresses at Indonesia (Bali, 1990), Hong Kong, 1992, Malaysia (Kualalampur, 1994, 1996, 1998) and Singapore, 1995
Other Information
Devoted N.C.C. Cadet since college days; “C” Certificate Holder of N.C.C.; Senior Under Officer, N.C.C. (the highest distinction), 1962-66; stood first in the march past ceremony of West Bengal Cadet Camp at Salua, Kharagpur, 1963; Treasurer, Debate Secretary and Vice-President, Calcutta University Students` Union, President, 1967-70; Vice-President, (i) Calcutta University Students Union 1964-67; West Bengal Chhatra Parishad, 1967-1970; Member, General Council, Law College Students Union, Calcutta University, 1965-68; engaged in legal profession agt Kolcata High Court (1976-77 to 1984); General Secretary, 74th Plenary Session, A.I.C.C. Reception Committee (Bidhan Nagar Session), 1971; Technical Study Group Member FIFA in 1995 World Women Cup at Sweden; Match Commissioner, FIFA, World Women Cup, 1999, U.S.A.; served special duties at World Cup (Football), France, 1998 (First Indian to get this Privilege); Special Duty Officer in World Cup (Football), Korea-Japan, 2002; Chief`de Mission, Inida Olympics Contgirt in 2004 at Athens, Greece

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