Speaker of Lok Sabha - Sumitra Mahajan

Last Updated on 8 August 2016


Sumitra Mahajan is the present Speaker of the Lok Sabha. She was elected as the Speaker of the  Lok Sabha On Friday 6 June, 2014.

Sumitra Mahajan is the second woman after Meira Kumar to be elected as Lok Sabha Speaker.

Sumitra Mahajan, an eight-time Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) MP. She is Elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from Indore Constituency which is in Madhya Pradesh. One of the senior most Members of Indian Parliament, she is the only woman MP to get elected eight consecutive times from the same Constituency (Indore). She is 73 years old. Born on April 12, 1943 in Chiplun of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra.

Education Qualification

She graduated in law (Bachelor of Law(LLB)). She holds the master's degree in M.A.(Psychology).

Political Career

An active parliamentarian, she has headed important committees and also she was members of various committees like Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Human Resource Development , Parliamentary Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and others.

in 1989 she was Elected to 9th Lok Sabha for the first time. After that Sumitra Mahajan elected to the Lok Sabha for eight times.

  • in 1989, she was Elected to 9th Lok Sabha
  • in 1991, she was Elected to 10th Lok Sabha
  • in 1996, she was Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
  • in 1998, she was Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
  • in 1999, she was Elected to 13th Lok Sabha
  • in 2004, she was Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
  • in 2009, she was Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
  • in 2014, she was Elected to 16th Lok Sabha

She was the union minister of state, incharge of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in atal bihari vajpayee's government. On 6 June 2014 elected as Speaker of Lok Sabha

Personal Life

She married to Late Shri Jayant Mahajan. She has Two sons.



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