Daggubati Purandeswari

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Daggubati Purandhareswari
Ministry of Textiles (India)*
In office
1 November 2012 – 16 May 2014
Minister of State Commerce and Industry
In office
28 October 2012 – 1 November 2012
Minister of State for Human Resource Development
In office
29 January 2006 – 28 October 2012
Personal details
Born (1959-04-22) 22 April 1959 (age 59)
Madras, Madras State
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Daggubati Venkateswara Rao
Children 1 son and 1 daughter
Parents N. T. Rama Rao
Residence Hyderabad
As of 17 May, 2009
Source: [1]

Daggubati Purandhareswari (born (1959-04-22)22 April 1959) is an Indian politician from the state of Andhra Pradesh. She represented the Visakhapatnam constituency of Andhra Pradesh as a Member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha of India. Purandhareswari is also known as Southern Sushma Swaraj.[1] She had previously represented the Bapatla constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha, during which period she served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development.[2] She joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 7 March 2014.[3] On 3 July 2015, Daggubati Purandeswari was appointed in-charge of BJP Mahila Morcha.[4][5]

As a Member of Parliament[edit]

She participated in debate on various bills such as 'Domestic Violence Bill, Hindu Succession Amendment Bill, and the bill on the establishment of special courts exclusively for trying cases of women to name a few' and made meaningful contributions. In appreciation of her performance in Parliament, the Asian Age adjudged her as the best Parliamentarian for 2004-05.[citation needed]

Early life and education[edit]

She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School,Church Park, Chennai. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the South Indian Educational Trust and Women College (Chennai) (renamed as the Bashir Ahmed Sayeed College for Women), followed by a short course in gemmology at the Gemmological Institute of India.[6] Later she established Hyderabad Institute of Gem and Jewellery. She can read, write and speak five languages, English, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and French. She is versatile in the Indian dance form Kuchipudi.


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