Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

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Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
2004–2009
Preceded bySatyabrata Mookherjee
Succeeded byTapas Paul
ConstituencyKrishnanagar
Personal details
Born (1969-12-11) 11 December 1969 (age 49)
Nadia, West Bengal
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress, CPI(M)
Spouse(s)Avtar Singh
Children1 son
ResidenceKolkata
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar is an Indian politician and sportwoman. Shes erved as a Member of Parliament representing the Krishnagar (Lok Sabha constituency) of West Bengal in the 14th Lok Sabha. She is affiliated to the All India Trinamool Congress from 2019 Previously she was a member of Communist Party of India(Marxist). She contested the Krishnanagar seat in 2009 Lok Sabha election also, but could not make it to the Parliament for a second term.

She was a middle distance runner and won the 800 metres at the 1995 Asian Athletics Championships. She went on to win the bronze medals in 800 m and 1500 m events in the 1998 Asian Athletics Championships and gold medals in both the events in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.[1][2]

She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 1998–1999. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2003. She has also received the Arjun Award in 1995[3] She joined All India Trinamool Congress in 2019.[4]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 800 m
3rd 1500 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st 800 m
1st 1500 m
1995 Asian athletic championship Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 800 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  2. ^ Asian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. ^ অভিমানেই লাল ছেড়ে তৃণমূলে সোনার মেয়ে

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