Kabindra Purkayastha

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Kabindra Purkayastha (born 15 December 1931[1]) is a former union minister of state of India. He served as minister of state for communication in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government from 1998 to 1999. He is a senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam, India.

He was born in 1931 in Kamarkhal in Sylhet district now in Bangladesh and studied M.A. at Gauhati University.

He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1991 from Silchar constituency in Assam. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1998 from same constituency. In 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha, defeating heavyweight candidates Santosh Mohan Dev of Indian National Congress and Badruddin Ajmal of AUDF from Silchar.But in 2014 LS-election, he has been defeated by Susmita Dev (INC), daughter of Santosh Mohan Dev, despite the Modi-wave in his favour.


  1. ^ "Fifteenth Lok Sabha members bioprofile - Shri Kabindra Purkayastha". Lok Sabha website. Retrieved 14 March 2010. 

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