Chandresh Kumari Katoch

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Chandresh Kumari Katoch
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Minister of Culture
Incumbent
Assumed office
2012
President Pranab Mukherjee
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Vice President Hamid Ansari
Preceded by Kumari Selja
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
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 70)
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 Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, representing Jodhpur.[1] She is sworn in as Cabinet Minister in the Government of India on October 28, 2012, and was given the portfolio of the Ministry of Culture.[2] She is daughter of Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur and Maharani Krishna Kumari and is married into the royal family of Kangra, in Himachal Pradesh.[3]

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