Saugata Roy

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Saugata Roy
সৌগত রায়
Minister of State for Urban Development
In office
2009 – september 21,2012
President Pratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by Ajay Maken
Succeeded by Deepa Dasmunsi
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
President Pratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
Preceded by Amitava Nandy
Constituency Dum Dum
Personal details
Born (1947-08-06) 6 August 1947 (age 66)
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Dolly Roy
Residence Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Alma mater Presidency College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta
St. Lawrence High School
Profession Educationist
Religion Hinduism
As of 11 September, 2009
Source: [[1]]

Prof. Saugata Roy (Bengali: সৌগত রায়; born 6 August 1947) is an Indian politician of Trinamool Congress and was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[2]

A National Science Talent Search Scholar and a former student of St. Lawrence High School, Kolkata, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College and Presidency College, Kolkata, he holds a post-graduate degree in Physics. He also holds a degree in Law from Calcutta University. He is a retired professor of Physics from Asutosh College. A veteran politician from West Bengal, senior leader of Trinamool Congress, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency) and re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. He had earlier been elected from Barrackpore (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1977. He was briefly the Union Minister of State for Petroleum in the Charan Singh Ministry and was the Union Minister of State for Urban Development in the UPA II Ministry from 2009 to 2012. He has been elected to the West Bengal State Legislative Assembly five times having been elected from Alipore (3 Terms), Dhakuria and Bangaon constituencies.[3]

From 1967 to 1969 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Chhatra Parishad and from 1973 to 1977 he was General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roy, Prof Saugata". Lok Sabha Members – 15th Lok Sabha. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  2. ^ "Team Manmohun". NDTV. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Kerala.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.