Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
12th Lok Sabha
Father's Name Late Padma Shree Dr. Krutartha Acharya Date of Birth 8 August 1949 Place of Birth Bargarh (Orissa) Marital Status Married on 9 December 1979 Spouse's Name Smt. Charusila Acharya Children Two daughters Educational Qualifications B.A., LL.B. Educated at Panchayat College, Bargarh and L.R. Law College, Sambalpur (Orissa) Profession Agriculturist and Businessman Permanent Address Bargarh, P.O. Bargarh, Distt. Bargarh-768028 (Orissa) Tels.(06646) 23344, 30822 Present Address 1104, Orissa Niwas Chanakya Puri, New Delhi-110021 Tel. (011) 3792162 Positions Held 1981- 85President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Orissa 1990- 98Member, Orissa Legislative Assembly (two terms) 1990- 95Cabinet Minister, Orissa 1998Elected to 12th Lok Sabha 1998- 99Member, Committee on Petitions Secretary-General, Biju Janata Dal, Orissa Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments Contributing articles to local journals Social and Cultural Activities Founded three cultural organisations; one Socio-educational trust; and running one Diploma Engineering Institute, Orissa Special Interests Social work Favourite Pastime and Recreation Visiting places of interest and gardening Other Information Launched several students and youth movements in Orissa; actively participated in the Jayaprakash Narayan Movement, 1974 and imprisoned under MISA during Emergency for 19 months; General-Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Orissa; and Member, Animal Welfare Board of India, 1998-99

Election Result of Sambalpur Lok Sabha Constituency
Total electorate 11,56,375 Total votes polled 6,91,446 Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates (1) Shri Prasanna Acharya (B.J.D.) 3,10,870 (2) Dr. Krupasindhu Bhoi (I.N.C.) 2,86,102 (3) Shri Bijaya Singh Bariha (J.D.) 44,516 (4) Shri Rabindra Megha (B.S.P.) 14,864
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