Tenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile


[Cong. (I) - Darjeeling (West Bengal)]

Father's Name

Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Marital Status

Spouse's Name


Educational Qualifications


Permanent Address

Present Address

Positions held







Books published

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments

Social and Cultural Activities

Special Interests

Favourite Pastime 
and Recreation

Sports and Clubs

Countries visited




Other Information




Late Shri Durga Das

17th June, 1927

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

Married on 18th January, 1951

Smt. Darshan Inderjit

Three daughters

M.A., (Eco.)

Educated at Modern School, Delhi; St. Stephens College and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University


5, Central Lane, Off Babar Road, New Delhi-110001. Tel: 3311464

-Same as above-


Elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth)

Member, Rules Committee

Member, Committee on Environment and Forests

Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs

Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)

Member, Executive Committee, Congress(I) Party in Parliament and Convenor of a Sub-Committee to suggest measures to tone up its functioning

'Press and Advertisers Year Book' since 1962; 'India's Who's Who' since 1969

Weekly syndicated column on national affairs for INFA for the past 20 years; Managing Director, Editor and Publisher, INFA

Associated with Servants of People Society, Lajpat Bhavan, New Delhi

Public affairs, international relations, human right's, environment, peace initiative and sports

Travelling, music, reading, films and performing arts

Member, Delhi Golf Club, Press Club of India, India International Centre and National Sports Club of India, New Delhi

Widely travelled; Member, Indian Delegation to the UN General Assembly in 1977 and again in 1990 and addressed the General Assembly on behalf of India on both the occasions; Delegate to the Sixth Committee Meeting of UN General Assembly in 1977 and to the Third Committee meeting in 1990; represented India on a nine-nation Commonwealth Observers Group for overseeing the 1990 General Elections in Malaysia; Member, five-nation Parliamentarians for Global Action Group, June, 1990 to study UN Peace Keeping in West Asia; attended International Forum of Parliamentarians on New World Order meet, Washington, September, 1991

Chairman and Managing Director, Durga Das Pvt Ltd; Trustee, Durga Das Ratan Devi Trust; Member, National Integration Council; Member, All Party Committee on Electoral Reforms set up by the Union Government in 1990; Member, Tea Board