Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XII Lok Sabha


Father's Name Late Shri Amir Chand Date of Birth 25 September 1927 Place of Birth Hafizabad (now in Pakistan) Marital Status Married on 16 February 1957 Spouse's Name Smt. Uma Jagmohan Children One son and one daughter Educational Qualifications M.A. Educated at Government Schools and Colleges in Punjab and Delhi Permanent/Present Address 61, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 Tels. (011) 4625899, 4618289 Positions Held 1980-81 andLt. Governor, Delhi (two times) 1982-84 1981-82Lt. Governor, Goa, Daman and Diu 1984-89 andGovernor, Jammu and Kashmir (two times) 1990 1990-96Member (nominated), Rajya Sabha Member, Committee of Privileges Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development 1996Elected to 11th Lok Sabha 1996-97Chairman, Committee on Energy Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development 1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1998-99Member, Committee on External Affairs 4 Dec.1998- Union Cabinet Minister, Communications 7 June 1999 8 June 1999-Union Cabinet Minister, Urban Development onwards Favourite Pastime and Recreation Reading and writing books and undertaking reforms Sports and Clubs Member, Indian Council of World Affairs; and Life Member, India International Centre Books Published (i) Rebuilding Shahjahanabad-Walled City of Delhi; (ii) Island of Truth; (iii) The Challenge of our Cities; and (iv) My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir, which has run into several editions and translated in eleven regional languages

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments

Contributed to leading national dailies about 300 articles on
issues of contemporary relevance

Special Interests  

Literary, social and cultural work

Countries Visited  

Around the world in 1964-69 on Ford Foundation and Indian
Institute of Public Administration (I.I.P.A.) Fellowship;
attended U.N. Conference on Habitat, Vancouver, 1976;
Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation (i) Austria;
(ii) Hungary; and (iii) 100th Inter-Parliamentary Union
Conference, Moscow, September, 1998

Other Information  

Retired from Government service; worked for the improvement of
slum clearance in Delhi under Delhi Master Plan; Conferred,(i) Padma
Shri, 1971; (ii) Padma Bhushan, 1977; and (iii) Australian
Cultural Award,  1975; and Member, (i)Court of Jamia Millia Islamia,
1998-99*; and (ii) General Council of School of Planning and
Architecture, 1998

Election Result of New Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency
Total electorate 5,17,319 Total votes polled 2,59,721 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates (1) Shri Jagmohan (B.J.P.) 1,39,905 (2) Shri R.K. Dhawan (I.N.C.) 1,07,258 (3) Shri Hukum Singh (J.D.) 4,060 (4) Shri Khem Chand Jatav (B.S.P.) 2,582
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