Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly (MLA) Gandevi
Born: 1st June 1944, Navsari.
Education: Up to Standard – IX.
Spouse and Children: Smt. Narmadabahen, three daughters.
Occupation: Social service.
- Member, Eighth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1990-95.
- Member,Ninth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1995-97.
- Member,Tenth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1998-2002.
- Member,Eleventh Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2002-07.
- Member,Twelfth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2007-12.
- Minister of State for Tribal Welfare and Cottage Industry (Independent charge), Govt. of Gujarat, 1998-2001.
- Tribal Welfare (Independent Charge) from 17th October 2001 to 21th December 2002.
- Minister, Tribal Welfare, Forests and Environment from 22nd December 2002 to 24th December 2007.
- Minister,Tribal Welfare, Forests and Environment from 4th January 2008 to 25th December 2012.
- Deputy Speaker, Gujarat Legislative Assembly since 3rd October 2013.
- Member, Navsari Muncipality, 1982-87.
- President, Scheduled Caste Front, Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party, Gujarat Pradesh.
- General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party.
- Associated with many other social Organizations.
Hobby: Sports, music, reading.
Travel Abroad: Germany.
Permanent Address: “Swankit” Sahyog Society, Luncikui,House, Navsari,Taluka and Dist. Navsari – 396 445. Tel. No. (02637) 251998 (R).