Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XI Lok Sabha


Father's Name :Shri A.M. Bhatia Date of Birth :3 July 1921 Place of Birth :Amritsar (Punjab) Marital Status :Married on 7 March 1943 Spouse's Name :Smt. Sarla Bhatia Children :One son and one daughter Educational Qualifications :
B.A., LL.B. Educated at H.S. College, Amritsar and University Law College, Lahore (Pakistan) Profession :
Businessman Permanent Address :
Bhatia House 26, The Mall, Amritsar-143001 (Punjab) Tel. (0183) 227900 Positions Held :
1972Elected to Lok Sabha (Fifth) 1975-77Executive Member, C.P.P. 1980Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Seventh) 1980-83Chairman, Committee on Petitions Member, Committee of Privileges 1982-84President, P.C.C., Punjab 1984-86General Secretary, A.I.C.C. (I) 1985Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) for the third time 1992Elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth) for the fourth time July 1992-Union Minister of State, External Affairs mAY 1996 1996Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the fifth time Social and Cultural Activities :
Patron (i) Manor Public School Amritsar; (ii) Medical College; and (iii) Durgiana Temple, Amritsar Special Interests :
Tourism Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Reading Countries Visited :
Widely travelled; represented India as delegate to the U.N. in 1975 Other Information :
Chairman, National Shipping Board; Patron, Durgiana Tirath Committee, Amritsar Election result of :
Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency Total electorate11,34,857 Total votes polled 6,67,780 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates : (1) Shri R. L. Bhatia (I.N.C.)2,68,490 (2) Shri Kirpal Singh (J.D.)2,34,818 (3) Shri Baldev Raj Chawla (B.J.P.) 83,981 (4) Shri Daljit Singh Sandhu [S.A.D.(M)] 19,980