Sisir Adhikari

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Sisir Adhikari শিশির অধিকারী
Member of the India Parliament
for Kanthi
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Constituency Contai
Minister of State for Rural Development
In office
25 May 2009 – 22 September 2012
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Egra
In office
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Kanthi Dakshin
In office
Personal details
Born ( 1941-09-19) 19 September 1941 (age 75)
Nationality bengali Indian
Political party

All India Trinamool Congress

Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Gayatri Adhikari
Residence Contai, District- Purba Medinipur, West Bengal
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Religion Unknown

Sisir Adhikari is former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[1] He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kanthi with Trinamool Congress ticket.[2]

Born in an affluent family of freedom fighters, their home was burnt thrice by the British between 1929 and 1943.[citation needed] The 71-year-old Adhikari represents the rural face of Trinamool Congress. Along with his son, Suvendu Adhikari, who was elected from Tamluk, he played a key role in the Nandigram anti-land acquisition stir. Sisir Adhikari, who was chairman of the Kanthi municipality for 25 years, is well known for his organisational skills.[3]

He studied at the University of Calcutta.[4]


  1. ^ Had no work, say former TMC ministers in UPA govt Retrieved 11 November 2012
  2. ^ "Team Manmohun". NDTV. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  4. ^ MyNeta link