Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Shah, Lt. Col.(Retd) Maharaja Manabendra
Constituency   : Tehri Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Father's Name Lt. Col. Maharaja Narendra Shah
Mother's Name Smt. Indumati Shah
Date of Birth 26 May 1921
Place of Birth Pratapnagar, Distt. Tehri Garhwal (Uttar Pradesh)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 04 Feb 1937
Spouse's Name Maharani Suraj Kunwar
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 3
Intermediate, I.C.S. Training
Educated at Government College, Lahore (now in Pakistan) and I.C.S. Camp, Dehradun (Uttaranchal)
Profession Diplomat
Defence Services, Social Worker, Civil Servant
Permanent Address
`PALACE`, P.O. Narendranagar,
Distt. Tehri Garhwal - 249 175 (Uttaranchal)
(01378) 27235,
Fax: (01378) 27306
Present Address
33-35, South Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 23782816, 23782815
Positions Held
1957 Elected to 2nd Lok Sabha
1962 Re-elected to 3rd Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Chairman, Committee on Health and Drinking Water for the Hills
1967 Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
Member, Committee on Estimates; and Chairman of its Sub-Committee on Estimates
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1991-93 and 1995-96 Member, Committee on Finance
1991-96 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Surface Transport
1996 Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
1996-97 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, Committee on External Affairs
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (6th term)
1998-99 Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (7th term)
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Home Affairs
2004 Re-elected to 14 Lok Sabha( 8th term)
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture

Social And Cultural Activities
Associated with socio-religious and educational trusts, institutions and associations
Special Interests
Development of Hill region; spearheaded the Uttaranchal movement to achieve a separate hill State
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, photography and travelling
Sports and Clubs
Member, (i) Cricket Club; (ii) Gymkhana Club; (iii) Golf Club; (iv) Army Golf Club; (v) National Sports Club; (vi) Royal Western India Turf Club; and (vii) Rotary Club
Countries Visited
Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, U.K., U.S.A. and many other European countries; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Australia, 1996
Other Information
Ruler, Tehri Garhwal upto March 1949; Ambassador to Ireland, 1980-83; Patron, Badri-Kedar Shrines; President, Temple Board of Management, Tehri Garhwal; and Patron of many hill associations; Trustee, (i) Maharaja Narendra Shah Trust; and (ii) Maharaja Kirti Shah Trust

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