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Shinde,Shri Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao


Name : Sushil Kumar Shinde

Constituency : Solapur (SC) (Maharashtra)

Party Name : Indian National Congress (INC)

Designation : Member of Parliament (MP)

E-mail : skshinde@sansad.nic.in

Name : Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao Shinde

Father's Name : Shri Sambhaji Rao Shinde

Mother's Name : Smt. Sakhu Bai

Date of Birth: : 04 Sep 1941

Place of Birth: : Solapur (Maharashtra)

Marital Status : Married

Date of Marriage : 1 May 1970

Spouse's Name : Smt. Ujwala Shinde

No.of Daughters : 03

Education : B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
Educated at Sangameshwar and Dayanand College, Solapur, Shivaji University, Kolhapur and New Law College, University of Bombay, Maharashtra.

Profession : Agriculturist, Advocate, Social Worker

Permanent Address : 19, Ashok Nagar, Vijapur Road, Solapur, Maharashtra.

Present Address : 2, Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi - 110 003.

    Positions Held:
  • Member, Congress Working Committee
  • 1974-92 : Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (five terms).

    Cabinet Minister, held important portfolios—Finance, Planning, Industry, Urban Development, Youth and Social Welfare, Sports, Transport, Health and Labour, Govt. of Maharashtra.

  • 1990-91 : President, Pradesh Congress Committee (P.C.C.), Maharashtra.
  • 1992-96 : General-Secretary, All India Congress Committee (Indira) [A.I.C.C. (I)].
  • 1992-98 : Member, Rajya Sabha.

    Member, Committee of Privileges

    Member, Committee on Rules

    Member, Committee on Defence

    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

  • 1996-97 : President, P.C.C., Maharashtra.
  • 1998-1999 : Elected to 12th Lok Sabha.
  • 1998-99 : Member, Committee on External Affairs.

    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence

  • 1999 : Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term).

    Member, Committee on External Affairs.

  • Feb. 1999 onwards : General-Secretary, A.I.C.C.
  • 2000 - Jan. 2003 : Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information Technology.
  • 2003-2004 : Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (6th term).

    Chief Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra.

  • 2004 : Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (seventh term).

    Governor, Andhra Pradesh.

  • 4 Nov. 2004 - 28 Jan. 2006 : Governor, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
  • 2006 : Member, Rajya Sabha.

    Union Cabinet Minister, Power.

  • 31 May 2009 - 31 Jul. 2012 : Union Cabinet Minister, Power.
  • Aug. 2012 onwards : Union Cabinet Minister, Home Affairs.
  • 3 Aug. 2012 onwards : Leader of the House, Lok Sabha.
    Books Published :
  • Vichar Ved - विचार वेद (in Marathi).
  • Vichar Manthan - विचार मंथन (in Hindi).
  • Kahani Videsh Yatraon Ki - कहानी विदेश यात्रोंकी (in Hindi and Marathi.
    Social And Cultural Activities :
    Convenor, Congress Forum for Socialist Action.
    Special Interests :
    Reading, Writing and Poetry.
    Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
    Countries Visited :
    Widely Travelled (Over 30 Countries)


  • Indian Delegation led by the then Prime Minister of India to the UNO, New York (U.S.A.), on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
  • Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by the then President of India to Romania and Bulgaria.
  • Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by the then Speaker, Lok Sabha, to Israel.
  • Indian Delegation to the Conference of International Labour Organisation, Geneva, (Switzerland), 1979.
  • Indian Delegation to UNO, New York (U.S.A.), 1997.
  • Attended and Addressed

  • The Indo-American Unity Convention, California (U.S.A.), 1992.
  • The Annual Conference of the Labour Party of England, Brighton (U.K.), 1993.
  • Led Indian delegation to Tajakistan for SCO Meet (India is a observer country), and Led the Indian Power Ministry official delegation to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, Japan, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Germany and Italy.
    Other Information :
  • Recipient of National Citizen’s Award 1993 and 1994 for his Contribution in the field of Parliamentary Procedure and putting up maximum number of questions.
  • As Finance Minister of Maharashtra, presented nine successive budgets.
  • Though belongs to reserved category, contested and won from General seat during the 12th, 13th & 15th Lok Sabha Elections with a margin of over one Lakh four thousand, seventy seven thousand and around one lakh votes respectively.

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