Chandresh Kumari Katoch

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Chandresh Kumari Katoch
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Minister of Culture
In office
2012–2014
President Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Vice President Hamid Ansari
Preceded by Kumari Selja
Succeeded by Shripad Yasso Naik[1]
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2014
President Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Vice President Hamid Ansari
Preceded by Jaswant Singh Bishnoi
Constituency Jodhpur
In office
1984–1989
President Zail Singh
Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Vice President R. Venkataraman
Preceded by Vikram Chand Mahajan
Constituency Kangra
Personal details
Born Chandresh Kumari Katoch
(1944-02-01) February 1, 1944 (age 71)
Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Political party Congress
Spouse(s) Aditya Katoch (1968–present)
Children Aishwarya Singh (born 1970)
Residence New Delhi (official)
Jodhpur (private)
Alma mater University of Jodhpur (now Jai Narain Vyas University)

Maharani Chandresh Kumari Katoch (born February 1, 1944) is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. She is a former Minister of Culture in India's central government. She was a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of parliament), representing Jodhpur constituency.[2] Katoch was sworn in as Cabinet Minister in the Government of India on October 28, 2012, and was given the portfolio of the Ministry of Culture.[3] She is daughter of Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur and Maharani Krishna Kumari and is married into the royal family of Kangra with Raja Aditya Dev Chand Katoch, in Himachal Pradesh.[4] She contested but lost in the Indian general election, 2014.[5]

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