Gurudas Kamat

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Gurudas Kamat
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai North West
In office
16 May 2009 – 16 May 2014
Preceded by Priya Dutt
Succeeded by Gajanan Kirtikar
Member of the India Parliament
for Mumbai North East
In office
16 May 2004 – 16 May 2009
Preceded by Kirit Somaiya
Succeeded by Sanjay Dina Patil
In office
Preceded by Pramod Mahajan
Succeeded by Kirit Somaiya
In office
Preceded by Jayawantiben Mehta
Succeeded by Pramod Mahajan
In office
Preceded by Subramanian Swamy
Succeeded by Jayawantiben Mehta
Personal details
Born (1954-10-05) 5 October 1954 (age 60)
Ankola, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Maharookh Gurudas Kamat
Children 1 son Dr Sunil Kamat
Residence Mumbai
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Gurudas Kamat (born 5 October 1954) is an Indian politician. Member of Parliament elected from Mumbai North East constituency in 2009. He is an advocate by profession. He is from the Indian National Congress. He has represented Mumbai North East constituency of Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha five times (1984, 1991, 1998, 2004, and 2009).

He has an MBA degree and is a commerce graduate. He got married on 11 May 1981 and has a son. In 1976, he was awarded the Principal Wellingkar Trophy for the outstanding Student Award at the R.A. Podar College and in 1979 a fellow of Government Law College in Mumbai. He served as the Minister of State for Home affairs with additional charge of Information Technology and Communications Ministry, Government of India during 2009 to 2011. In July 2011 he resigned as minister.

Positions held[edit]

  • 1976-1980 - President, National Student's Union of India
  • 1984 - Elected to 8th Lok Sabha (1st term)
  • 1984-1987 - President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress
  • 1987-1988 - President, Indian Youth Congress
  • 1991 - Elected to 10th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1997 - Vice President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
  • 1998 - Elected to 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 1998-99 - Member, Committee on Petitions Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
  • 2003 - Elected as Mumbai Regional Congress Committee President. Heads the Mumbai City Congress
  • 2004 - Elected to 14th Lok Sabha (4th term)
  • 2004-2005 Chairman, Standing Committee on Energy
  • 2005 - Re-Elected as Mumbai Regional Congress Committee President
  • 2009 - Elected to 15th Lok Sabha from Mumbai North West (5th term)
  • 2011 - Minister of State of Drinking Water and Sanitation (2nd reshuffle of cabinet ministry)

He has held membership in the following government agencies :

  • Film Advisory Board of Film Censors, Government of India, 1980–84
  • Central Purchases Advisory Council, Government of India, 1980–83
  • Bombay Police Liaison Committee
  • Bombay Telephones Advisory Committee
  • National Shipping Board, 1985–89


External links[edit]

Congress candidates for 2004 elections to the Lok Sabha from Mumbai
Milind Deora (Mumbai South) | Govinda (Mumbai North) | Gurudas Kamat (Northeast Mumbai)
Eknath Gaikwad (North-Central Mumbai) | Sunil Dutt (North-West Mumbai) | Sachin Ahir (South-Central Mumbai)