Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
14 th Lok Sabha


Constituency : Kalahandi ( Orissa )

Party          : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Fatherís Name    Maharaja Shri Pratap Keshari Deo
Motherís Name  Smt. Kasturika Moohini Devi
Date of Birth 26 November 1952
Place of Birth Bhawanipatna, Distt. Kalahandi (Orissa
Marital Status  Married
Date of Marriage 3 May 1974
Spouseís Name Smt. Nayanshree Devi
No. of Sons 1
No. of Daughters   2
Educational Qualifications  B.A.
Educated at St. Stephenís College, University of Delhi .
Profession  Agriculturist , Political & Social Worker
Permanent Address Keshari Nahar, At & PO. Bhawanipatna,
Distt. Kalahandi, Orissa

Present Address 188, South Avenue,
New Delhi - 110011
(011) 23792158

Positions Held
1985-98 Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (three terms)
Member, Public Accounts Committee
Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation
Member, Committee on Petitions
Member, Special Committee on Natural Calamities
1990-98 Leader, Bharatiya Janata Party in Orissa Legislative Assembly
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998-99 Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-III
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on External Affairs
2000-2001 Member, Library Committee
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)

Social And Cultural Activities
President, (i) Kalahandi Law College; and (ii) various Colleges and High Schools in Orissa; Member, (i) Braja Mohan Sahitya Samiti; and (ii) Wildlife and Environment Conservation Society, Kalahandi
Special Interests
Working in underdeveloped areas, especially tribal areas of Distt. Kalahandi; and promoting awareness on environment among the tribals
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, listening to music, wildlife photography and visiting national parks, sanctuaries and places of heritage
Sports and Clubs
Mountaineering, rifle shooting; Life Member, (i) NRAI; (ii) Delhi Gymkhana Club; and (iii) Bhubaneswar Club; and Member, Kalahandi Cricket Club
Countries Visited
Other Information
Participated in the Sampoorna Kranti Movement launched by Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan during 1973-74