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Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
13 th Lok Sabha


Father’s Name : Shri Gajanan Krishna Joshi
u Mother’s Name : Smt. Saraswati Gajanan
u Date of Birth
: 2 December 1937
u Place of Birth
: Nandavi, Distt. Raigad (Maharashtra)
u Marital Status : Married
u Date of Marriage : 14 May 1964
u Spouse’s Name : Smt. Anagha Manohar Joshi
u No. of Sons : One
u No. of Daughters : Two
u Educational
: M.A., LL.B.
Educated at Mumbai University (Maharashtra)
u Profession : Educationist and Industrialist
u Permanent Address : 101, Oceana Apartments,
Shivaji Park, Keluskar Marg,
Dadar, Mumbai-400 028
Tel. & Fax. (022) 4222791
u Present Address : 20, Akbar Road,
New Delhi 110011
Tels. (011) 23014011, 23014022
Fax (011) 2301 6212
u Positions Held    
  1968-79 : Municipal Councilor, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  1972-89 : Member, Maharashtra Legislative Council (3 terms)
  1976-77 : Mayor, Municipal Corporation Mumbai, Maharashtra
  1990-91 and
: Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (two terms)
  1990-91 : Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  1995-99 : Leader of House, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Chief Minister, Maharashtra
  1999 : Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
  13 Oct. 1999-
9 May 2002
: Union Cabinet Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  10 May 2002-
: Speaker, Lok Sabha
Chairman, Business Advisory Committee;
Rules Committee;
General Purpose Committee;
Standing Committee on the Conference of Presiding
Officers of Legislative Bodies in India;
Conference of Presiding Officers of Legislative Bodies in India

President, Indian Parliamentary Group;
National Group of Inter-Parliamentary Union;
India Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Governing Council of Constitution Club; and
Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies
u Books Published    
    : ‘Swachh Mumbai; Harit Mumbai’( both are in Marathi)
u Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :

Set up a Kala Academy at Dadar in Mumbai; instituted ‘Maharashtra Bhushan Award’; conceived (i) Krishna Valley Irrigation Project in Maharashtra; (ii) Mumbai-Pune Expressway Project and (iii) various schemes like "tanker Free Maharashtra Scheme; and started Kamdhenu Policy for women, ‘Matoshri Vrudhashram Scheme’ for the aged and Sainik Schools for the youth, during his tenure as Chief Minister of Maharashtra; organised a graceful ‘Akhil Bharatiya Sahitya Sammelan’ at Shivaji Park, Dadar; also started Jagatik Marathi Chamber of Commerce and Industries

u Social and Cultural Activities : Closely associated with many educational and social organisations; conceived the idea of ‘Clean Mumbai-Green Mumbai’ during his tenure as Mayor of Mumbai; started Reading Room facility with an idea of helping the poor and needy students
u Special Interests : Theatre, social service and promotion of sports, especially cricket
u Sports and Clubs : Cricket; Former President, Mumbai Cricket Association; Former Vice-President, Cricket Control Board of India
u Countries Visited : Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iran, Israel, , Japan, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Republic of Korea , South Africa, Spain, Switzerland; United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom., United States of America and Zambia
u Other Information :

During the Chief Ministership (1995-99) -Organised “Advantage Maharashtra”, Conference to promote industrial investments in the State; arranged a programme known as ‘Agro Advantage Maharashtra’ for farmers and also an exhibition displaying information on advanced technology in the field of agriculture; Led delegations to Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, U.K. and U.S.A. for bringing investment to the State of Maharashtra; constructed number of flyovers in Mumbai

As Union Cabinet Minister (2000-2002), led ministerial delegations to Canada, Mauritius and U.S.A.

As Speaker, Lok Sabha, led Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Poland, Croatia, Geneva and China

u Election Result of Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha Constituency :
  Total electorate : 11,48,320
  Total votes polled : 5,28,342
  Poll percentage : 46.01%
  Valid votes : 5,28,291
u Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates :
(1) Shri Manohar Joshi   (S.S.) 2,94,935 55.83%
(2) Shri Raja Dhale   (B.B.M.) 1,25,940 23.84%
(3) Shri B.C. Kamble   (Ind.) 56,684 10.73%
(4) Shri Shaikh Mohammad Faruque   (I.U.M.L.) 17,454 3.30%


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