Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name: Shri Bhagwan Dasji Purohit Date of Birth: 16 April 1940 Place of Birth: Nawalgarh in Distt. Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) Marital Status: Married on 14 July 1959 Spouse's Name: Smt. Pushpa Devi Purohit Children: Two sons and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
B.Com. Educated at G.S. College of Commerce, Nagpur University, Nagpur (Maharashtra) Profession :
Journalist, Agriculturist, Political and Social Worker Permanent Address :
Purohit House, Gokul Peth, West High Court Road, Nagpur-440001 (Maharashtra) Tels. (0712) 525146 (R) 523447 (O) Positions Held :
1978Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 1982-83Minister of State, Urban Development (Housing and Slums), Maharashtra 1984Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) 1989Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Ninth) 1989-91Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence Member, Railway Committee 1996Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the third time
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :
Managing Editor, 'The Hitavada' leading English
Social and Cultural Activities :
Chairman (i) Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Nagpur since 1978, (ii) Ramdev Baba Engineering College, Nagpur since 1984 and (iii) Nagrik Sahkari Rugnalya, Nagpur 1982-86; Member, Executive Committee, Lady Amritbai Daga College of Arts and Science and Ratnidevi Purohit College of Science and Technology, Nagpur; Member, Executive Committee, Deaf and Dumb School, Nagpur; also connected with other social and cultural organisations, Nagpur
Favourite Pastime and Recreation: Reading, travelling and games

Sports and Clubs :
President (i) Suhash Mandal—a leading sports organisation of Vidarbha region since 1982; (ii) Nagpur District Football Association, 1980-86; Life Member, Vidarbha Cricket Association
Countries Visited :
China, Hong Kong, Thailand and U.S.A.
Election Result :
Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate15,14,336 Total votes polled7,84,944 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri Banwari Lal Purohit (B.J.P.)3,53,547 (2) Shri Kunda Avinash Vijaykar (I.N.C.)2,32,045 (3) Shri Ramteke Umakant Rambhau (R.P.I.)1,63,239 (4) Shri Mo. Ijahar Hafizulla (Ind.)2,366