Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Athawale, Shri Ramdas
Constituency   : Pandharpur -SC (Maharashtra)
Party Name     : Republican Party of India(A) (RPI(A))
Email Address : ramdas[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri Bandu Bapu Athawale
Mother's Name Smt. Honsabai Bandu Athawale
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1959
Place of Birth Agalgaon, Distt. Sangli (Maharashtra)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 16 May 1992
Spouse's Name Smt. Seema Athawale
Under Graduate
Educated at Siddharth College, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Profession Artist
Social Worker, Publisher, Religious Missionary
Permanent Address
91, Lumbini, Sector-7, Charkop,
Kandiwali, Mumbai- 400 067 (Maharashtra)
(022) 8695532(R),
Present Address
8-A, Lodhi Estate,
New Delhi - 110 003
Tels. (011) 24651149, 9868180286 (M)
Positions Held
19990-96 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1990-96 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1990-96 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council
1990-95 Cabinet Minister, Social Welfare and Transport, Employment Guarantee Scheme and Prohibition Propaganda, Government of Maharashtra
1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
President, Republican Party of India
1998-99 Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Industry
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Industry
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 3rd term)
Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Labour
1 May 2008 Member, Financial Committee on Esitmates

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Editor-Bhumika (Weekly Magazine), Mumbai; Publisher, Parivartan Publications; Founder Member, Parivartan Sahitya Mahamandal; and President, Parivartan Kala Mahasangha
Social And Cultural Activities
President, (i) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Foundation; (ii) Buddhist Kalawant Academy; and Founder President, Budh Dhamma Parishad
Special Interests
Upliftment of the handicapped, dalit, poor and weaker sections
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, travelling, music, discussion on social and economic problems
Sports and Clubs
Cricket, volleyball, football, kho-kho, kabaddi and carrom
Countries Visited
Widely travelled
Other Information
President, (i) Republican Employees Federation; (ii) Municipal Majdur Sangh

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