Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Adhir Ranjan Chaudhry INC
Constituency : Baharampur(West Bengal)
Party Name : Indian National Congress
Father's Name : Late Shri Niranjan Chowdhury
Mother's Name : Late Smt. Sarajubala Chowdhury
Date of Birth : 02 Apr 1956
Place of Birth : Berhampore, Distt. Murshidabad (West Bengal)
Marital Status : Married
Date of Marriage :  
Spouse's Name : Smt. A. Chowdhury
No.of Daughters : 1
Educational Qualifications :
Under Matric 
Educated at Iswar Chandra Vidyalaya
Profession :
Social Reformer

Positions Held

1996-99 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly
1999 Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
1999 - 2000
Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
Member, Committee to Review the Rate of Dividend Payable by the Railway Undertaking to the General Revenues
Member, Railway Convention Committee
1999-2004 Member, Standing Committee on Railways
2000 - 2004 Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2009 - 2012
Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Energy
Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs
Member, Consulative Committee, Ministry of Food Processing
2012 - 2014 Union Minister of State, Railways
May, 2014 Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Home Affairs
2 Sep. 2014 onwards
Member, Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament.
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation

Books Published

(i) Between Two Silences (English); (ii) Aguner Rangneel (Bengali); (iii) The History of Murshidabad District Congress - 1885 - 2010 (Copy Right); (iv) 125, Bochorer Alokey Murshidabad Jela Congress (Bengali) (Copy Right)

Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments

With keen interests in science and promoting the scientific innovations and Indian Traditional Wisdom especially in the hinterland. Extensively patronizes the art and literature in lesser known areas and encourages preservation of long-established and customary folk arts

Social And Cultural Activities

Has active involvement in Social and Cultural Activities and promoting of social harmony in the society within diverse Indian Social structure. Also take keen interest in cultural activities. Actively participate in Bangla Cultural activities held in West Bengal as well as in the Capital where Bangla culture was showcased to the rest of the world

Special Interests

Keenly interested in the environment and new paradigms of environment science. Always eager to work for creating awareness about preserving ecological balance in order to protect the environment and to make the earth a better place to live

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading and making difference in peoples` lives through positive developmental politics

Sports and Clubs

An avid soccer fan from childhood, and also has keen interest in various sports; Has been encouraging youngsters to be more involved in sports; Has established a Sports Club in West Bengal to render services to the needy in various sports and related activities

Countries Visited

Widely Travelled

Other Information

As a tireless worker works relentlessly for the welfare of masses; Likes to mingle with people for espousing the cause of development and communal harmony; Takes keen interest in all aspects that affect public life



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Source : Election Commission of India