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Fifteenth Lok Sabha Member


Bhartruhari Mahtab

Bhartruhari Mahtab

Party Name Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
Constituency Cuttack
State Orissa
Father's Name Dr. Harekrushna Mahtab
Mother's Name Smt. Subhadra Mahtab
Date of Birth 08.09.1957
Place of Birth Agarpara, Distt. Bhadrak, Orissa
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 26 Apr 1982
Spouse's Name Smt. Mahasweta Mahtab
No. of Children 2
Educational Qualifications

M.A. (English)
Educated at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Permanent Address

Beharibagh, Chandni Chowk
Cuttack- 753 002
Orissa
Phone: 0671-2607568, 2608001(O), 2608002,2608003(R)
Fax: 0671-2607111

Present Address

AB-94, Shahjahan Road
New Delhi - 110 011
Phone: 011-23782589, 23782742
Mobile: 9868180308
Fax: 23872742

E-Mail bmahtab@sansad.nic.in
Position Held

1998
Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-1999
- Member, Committee of Privileges
- Member, Committee on External Affairs
- Member, Committee on Tourism
- Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
- Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on the functioning of Wakf Boards

1999
Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)

1999-2004
- Member, Committee of Privileges
- Member, Public Accounts Committee
- Member, Committee on Commerece
- Member, Committee on Labour
- Member, Committee on Communications and Information Technology
- Member, Joint Committee on the Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999

2000-2004
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Agriculture

2004
- Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
- Member, Committee on Information Technology
- Member, Committee on Estimates
- Member, Committee on Information and Broadcasting and Culture
- Member, Committee on Finance

Social And Cultural Activities

Organising farmers through Pragati Orissa Krushak Parishad; Chairman, Prajatantra Prachar Samiti the pioneering house of culture in Orissa

Special Interests

Cultural and literary activities, foreign affairs and international understanding

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading, writing and travelling

Countries Visited

Widely travelled (15 countries); attended UN Summits at Copenhagen in Denmark and Rome in Italy; and 50th Anniversary of UN at New York in U.S.A.; visited U.S.A. through USIS; accompanied Prime Minister during his visit to Iran, Russia, Senegal, Tunisia and Venezuela; attended IXth and XIth NAM Conferences at Belgrade in Yugoslavia in 1989 and Cartegena in Columbia in 1995; and attended 52nd UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) in October 1998 as unofficial Member for two weeks representing Indian Mission in U.N.; visited Mexico as Member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation in May 2001; attended special session of UN for Children, as a member of Indian Parliamentary Delegation in May 2002; also attended 56th and 57th and 58th UN General Assembly as an unofficial delegate for two weeks representing Indian Mission in United Nations in October 2002, October 2003 and November 2004 respectively; participated in Commonwealth Parliamentary Union Workshop on "Right to Information" at Ghana in July 2004

Other Information

Actively participated in the All India Freedom Fighters Samiti;
Head, Youth Wing of All India Freedom Fighters Samiti;

Member, Central Advisory Board of Education, 1998-99