Biographical Sketch

Member of Parliament

14th Lok Sabha

Shri Kapil SibalMinister for Earth Sciences, Govt of India

Shri Kapil Sibal

Father's Name : Shri Hira Lal Sibal
Date of Birth : August 8, 1948
Place of Birth : Jullundur, Punjab
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Promilaa Sibal
Children : Two sons
Educational Qualifications : 1) M.A. (History) from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, Delhi.

2) L.L.M., Harvard Law School, USA

Address :

19, Teen Murti Marg, New Delhi-110 001

Tel. 23019420, 23019421

Fax. 23018705

E-mail: ; ;

Positions Held :

December 1989 – December 1990:

Additional Solicitor General of India.


1995-96,1997-98 and 2001-2002:

President, Supreme Court Bar Association.


July 1998:

Elected to Rajya Sabha.


July 2001:

Member, Executive Council, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies.


August 2001:

Member, Business Advisory Committee.


January 2002:

Member, Committee on Home Affairs.



Co-Chairman, Indo-US Parliamentary Forum,

Member, Board of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, headquartered in the US



Member, Programme Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Indian AIDS Initiative.

Publication : Contributed articles on important issues such as security, nuclear proliferation, terrorism etc., in national dailies and periodicals.
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests Public issues and cultural events.
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation

i)          Belvedere Club, The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi.

ii)   India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

iii)   Reading, writing, traveling and cooking. Actively interested

      in spreading scientific knowledge and reasoning.

Countries Visited :

U.S.A., Canada, Switzerland, China, Bhutan, Vietnam, South

Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and several South East Asian countries,

traveled throughout Europe and North Africa.

Other Information
  •         Studied and worked in the United States.

  •         Offered appointment to the I.A.S., but declined.

  •         Joined the Bar in 1972.

  •         Designated Senior Advocate in 1983.

  •         Leader, Indian delegation to the Human Rights Commission, Geneva, January 1991.

  •         Member, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention set up by the Human Rights Commission, Geneva.

  •         Member, Board of Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, 1993.