Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
XII Lok Sabha


Father's Name Shri Purushotam Neelkanth Sathe Date of Birth 12 April 1943 Place of Birth Chiplun, Distt. Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) Marital Status Married on 29 January 1965 Spouse's Name Shri Jayant Mahajan Children Two sons Educational Qualifications M.A., LL.B., Educated at Indore University, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) Profession Lawyer Permanent Address 90-B, Nandlal Pura, Indore-452001 (Madhya Pradesh) Tels. (0731) 431818, 430696 Present Address 8, G.R.G. Marg, New Delhi-110001 Tel. (011) 3358373 Positions Held 1982-85Corporator, Municipal Corporation, Indore 1984-85Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Indore 1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha 1990-91Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare President, Mahila Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party(B.J.P.), Madhya Pradesh 1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term) 1991-92Member, Joint Committee for 73rd Constitution Amendment Bill 1991-93Member, Joint Committee for Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Bill, 1991 1991-96Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications 1992-94Vice-President, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh 1995-96Secretary, B.J.P., Parliamentary Board Chairman, Parliamentary Board, Madhya Pradesh 1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term) 1996 Secretary, B.J.P. onwards 1997Member, Committee on Public Accounts 1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (4th term) 1998 onwardsGeneral-Secretary, B.J.P. 1998-99Convenor, Sub-Committee on Drug Control, Committee on Human Resource Development Member, Committee on Human Resource Development and its Sub-Committee-I on Value-based Education Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Appraisal of Laws relating to Women - Criminal Laws Member, Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments Staged a play on Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Social and Cultural Activities Discussions and lectures on historical personalities and Ramayana; Lectures on Marathi literature and poetry; and participated in a cultural organisation Sanand and other similar organisations

Special Interests    

Women's Welfare and social reforms; literature (poetry in
particular) and watching dramas

Favourite Pastime and Recreation     

Reading, music, drama, cinema and singing

Sports and Clubs  

Interest in Indian games, working for protection/ 
development of playgrounds; and organised women kho-kho 
match in Indore

Countries Visited     

China and Indonesia - as a delegate in Conference on 

Other Information  

President, Marathi Academy, Madhya Pradesh; Chairman 
(i) Ahilya Utsav Committee, Indore; (ii) Contemporary 
Study Centre, Indore; Director (i) Indore-Paraspur 
Sahakari Bank; and (ii) Maharasthra Brahmin Sahakari 
Bank; Secretary, Mahila Morcha, B.J.P., Madhya Pradesh 
for two years; Member, (i)Court of the University of Delhi 
since April 1990; and (ii) Central Supervisory 
Board on Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques 

Election Result of Indore Lok Sabha Constituency
Total electorate 14,23,528 Total votes polled 8,55,802 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates (1) Smt. Sumitra Mahajan (B.J.P.) 4,40,047 (2) Shri Pankaj Sanghvi (I.N.C.) 3,90,195 (3) Shri Kalyan Jain (S.P.) 4,536 (4) Shri Akhtar Baig Karamat Baig (B.S.P.) 3,549
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