Shri Salman Khurshid Member of Parliament (MP) from Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh) Biodata

Name of Member: Shri Salman Khurshid

Political Party: Indian National Congress

Constituency & State: Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Lok Sabha Experience: 10,15

Fifteenth Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile
Khurshid, Shri Salman
Constituency   : Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)
Email Address : tipu_in[AT]yahoo[DOT]com
Father’s Name Shri Khurshid Alam Khan
Mother’s Name Smt. Saeda Khurshid
Date of Birth 01 Jan 1953
Place of Birth Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Spouse’s Name Smt. Louise Khurshid
No. of Sons 3
No.of Daughters 1
B.A. (English and Jurisprudence), M.A., B.C.L.
Educated at St. Stephen`s College, Delhi and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
Profession Advocate
Permanent Address
4, Gulmohar Avenue, Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi – 110 025
Tels. (011) 26322720, 26849662
Fax. 26921451
Present Address
4, Kushak Road,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tels. (011) 23011127, 23011165, 23013254 (O)
23793191, 23793192 (R) 09811078272 (M)
Fax. (011) 23011463 (O)
Parliament Address:
Room No. 27, Parliament House,
New Delhi – 110001
Tel. (011) 23093240, 23093241
Positions Held
1991-96 Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
June 1991 Union Deputy Minister, Commerce
Jan. 1993-June 1996 Union Minister of State, External Affairs
1996-97 Chairman, Department of Foreign Affairs
1999-2000 and 2005-08 President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee
2000-03 Chairman, Department of Policy Planning and Coordination (DEPCO), All India Congress Committee
2003-04 Special Invitee, Congress Working Committee
2004-05 General Secretary, All India Congress Committee
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
2009 – 18 Jan 2011 Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Corporate Affairs; Minority Affairs
19 Jan 2011-19 July 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
19 Jan 2011 – 28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minister, Minority Affairs
July 2011- 28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minister, Law and Justice
28 Oct. 2012 Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs
Books Published
`At Home in India`, a restatement of Indian Muslims (Vikas 1987);`Beyond Terrorism`(UBS 1994);`Sons of Babur` a play in search of India, published by Rupa & Co., 2008 and forthcoming book `If Winter Comes`
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Liu Po Shan Lecture in Law, Trinity College, Oxford University, 1978-80; Edited `Contemporary Conservative`, selected writings of late Dhiren Bhagat (Penguin 1990); Joint Editor (i) Supreme Court Cases Journal,1985-89; and (ii) with Dr. Rajeev Dhawan `Essays in Honour of Justice Krishna Iyer`(Tripathi 1980); published several legal articles in law journals of UK and India; contributed to International Law Volume edited by Dr. Kamal Hussain, Bangladesh; unpublished monograph on `Unconscionability in Contract` and occasional contributor to `Hindustan times`, `Illustrated Weekly of India`, `Probe`, `India Today` `Onlooker“Dainik Jagran and DNA; Member, Editorial Board, Congress Sandesh
Social And Cultural Activities
Chairman (i) Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust;and (ii) Indian Institute of Export and Import Management; President (i) Delhi Public School Society, 1992-2005; (ii) Dr. Zakir Husain Study Circle: (iii) Jasne Gul Pharosan (Phoolwaloon Ke Sair); (iii)Marcus Murch Memorial Theatre Foundation; and (iv) Pet Welfare Club of India; Chief Patron, Okhla Industries Association, New Delhi; Patron (i) New Era Public School, New Delhi; (ii) All India Rajiv Gandhi Pragatisheel Vichar Congress; (iii) Delhi Amateur Boxing Associaiton; (iv) Uttar Pradesh Friends Forum; (v) Sarv Dharam Prem Sandesh Samiti; (vi) Dipsites Association, (DPS) Alumni; (vii) Delhi Wushu Association (Regd.);(viii) Mother Teresa Foundation; and (ix) SAMLA (South Asian Minority Lawyers Association); Trustee, Dhiren Bhagat Memorial Trust; Member (i) Majlis-e-Mushawarat; (ii) Central Wakf Council; (iii)Maulana Azad Educational Foundation; (iv) Managing Committee, Crescent Public School;(v)Executive Council, Jamia Millia Islamia University, 1990-95;(vi) Governing Body, Mayo College, 1996; and (vii) University Court, Aligarh Muslim University
Special Interests
Wildlife and Adventure
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Theatre, reading (history and biographies) and media
Sports and Clubs
Cricket and squash
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
Enrolled at the Bar, Supreme Court of India, 1997; appeared in miscellaneous and regular matters in the Supreme Court of India in Constitutional, Commercial and other matters, drafted briefs in various fields of law, including Commercial and Constitutional matters, Arbitration, Contract, Sale of goods, Company law, Service and Labour matter and Opinion work, argued several leading cases of Constitutional Rights, Civil Liberties, including Press Law and Freedom of Expression, 1982-84; O.S.D. in the Prime Minister`s Office with Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, 1981-82; Senior Partner, Talib Luthra & Associates, Extensive Chamber and Court practice, escpecially in commercial, consitutional airlines, Press Law and Administrative Law; actively involved in Congress Party affairs, particularly minority affairs, since 1985; Spokeperson, All India Congress Committee, 1998-99; designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Senior Councel, and Chambers for Equity Lex Associates, 1999;Incharge (i) North East States and Programme Implementation ; and (ii) five States-Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chattisgarh and West Bengal; Member, AICC Committee for Future Challenges and Opportunities


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