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|Father’s Name||:||Shri H.N. Narayana Sastry|
|Mother’s Name||:||Smt. Girija N. Sastry|
|Date of Birth||:||22 Jul 1959|
|Place of Birth||:||Bangalore (Karnataka)|
|Date of Marriage||:||15 Feb 1989|
|Spouse’s Name||:||Smt. Tejaswini A.|
|Educational Qualifications||:||B.A., LL.B.
Educated at K.S. Arts College and J.S.S. Law College, Karnataka University, Hubli, Karnataka
|Profession||:||Political and Social Worker|
|Present Address||:||26/1, H B Samaj Road
M N Krishna Rao Cross Road
Near Canara Bank, Basavanagudi
Bangalore- 560 004
Telefax. (080) 2656 8484
|Bangalore Office Address||:||Prof Tee Nam Shri Vrutta(South End Circle)
15th Cross, 2nd Block Jayanagar
Tel : 080 2656 0286 Fax : 080 2657 1188
|New Delhi Address||:||26, Tughlak Crescent,
New Delhi – 110 011
Tel. (011) 237 94754
Fax: (011) 2301 2791
1982-85 Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarathi Parishad (A.B.V.P.), Karnataka
1985-87 National Secretary, A.B.V.P.
1987-88 Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Karnataka
1988-95 General Secretary, B.J.P., Karnataka
1995 -98 National Secretary, B.J.P.
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry
Member, Standing Committee, Ministry of Railways
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Mar. 1998- Oct. 1999 Union Cabinet Minister, Civil Aviation
Jan. 1999-Oct. 1999 Additional charge, Ministry of Tourism
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
13 Oct. 1999 – 2 Feb. 2000 Union Cabinet Minister, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports
2 Feb. 2000 – 1 Sep. 2001 Union Cabinet Minister, Tourism and Culture
1 Sep. 2001- Jul. 2003 Union Cabinet Minister, Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation with additional charge of Rural Development
26 Jun. 2003 President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Karnataka
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 4th term)
Aug. 2004 – 8 Mar. 2007 Chairman, Committee on Coal & Steel Member, General Purposes Committee
1 Nov. 2004 onwards National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party
2005 Member, Joint Committee on Office of Profit
9 Mar. 2007 Chairman, Committee on Finance
Mar. 2007 Member, Business Advisory Committee
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (5th term)
31 Aug. 2009 – 5 May 2010 Chairman, Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers
23 Sep. 2009 Member, Committee of Privileges Member, Rules Committee
7 May 2010 Chairman, Committee on External Affairs
Published articles on national issues in well-known newspapers and periodicals; authored many booklets on socio-political issues and education; well known public speaker in Kannada, Hindi, English and Telugu on political and educational issues.
Chief Patron, Adamya Chetana, Smt. Girija Shastry Memorial Trust, which has successfully undertaken over projects: (i) Annapoorna – to provide nutritious mid-day meal to 2,00,000 under privileged, needy school children with Govt. support, Bangalore, Hubli, Gulbarga and Jodhpur, Rajasthan; (ii) Aata-Paatha – a mobile unit, fited with educational gadgets like computers, sports equipments, costumes for drama, teaching aids, books, drawing and painting materials, audio visual equipments, etc.,; visit different schools situated in slums of Bengaluru making teaching learning a fun experience; Adoption of Government schools to provide drinking water facility, building renovation, uniforms and health check-ups etc; and (iv) vocational training programme for under-privileged especially girls and women; associated with the blood donation site “http://www.raktadan.org” aimed to bring blood donors and the needy together.
Reading, writing, poetry and traveling.
Sight seeing, star gazing, playing with children.
Cricket, Badminton, Table tennis, Chess.
Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy,Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., U.K., and U.S.A. (as part of International Exchange Programme; and as Special Emissary of the Government of India to hoist the Tri-colour in Washington for the celebration of 51st Year of Indian Independence, August, 1998).
Participated in J.P. Movement against Emergency Rule in India, 1975-77; detained for about 40 days; Founder President, Aerospace Museum Society, Bangalore, April, 1999; State Convenor, (i) Save Assam Movement, Karnataka, 1983; (ii) International Youth Year, 1985; and (iii) R.S.S. sponsored Drought Relief Committee, Karnataka, 1986; Organiser, State and national level conferences and study camps; Convenor for many state and university level agitations; Member, (i) Central Silk Board, 1996-97; (ii) Governing Council, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1996-98 and 2004-09; (iii) Infrastructure Task Force, November 1988; (iv) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to UNESCO; (v) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to China; (vi) Press Council of India, 16 June, 2010 onwards; and (vi) Indian-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Group, 29 July, 2010 onwards; Vice-President, The Council Of World Affairs, 7 May, 2010 onwards