Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly (MLA) Chhotaudaipur
Born: 4th April 1944, Bar, Taluka Jetpur – Pavi, Dist. Vadodara.
Spouse and Children: Smt. Francisbahen, three sons, one daughter.
Occupation: Agriculture and social service.
- Member, Fourth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1972-74.
- Member, Fifth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1975-80.
- Member, Sixth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1980-85.
- Member, Seventh Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1985-90.
- Member, Eighth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1990-95.
- Member, Ninth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1995-97.
- Member,Tenth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1998-2002.
- Member, Twelfth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 2007-12.
- Minister for, Forests and Fisheries, Govt. of Gujarat, 1975-76.
- Minister for, Panchayats , 1990.
- Minister for, Panchayats, Forests and Labour, 1990.
- Minister for, Forests, Fisheries, Social Welfare, Social Security and Tribal Development, 1990-92.
- Minister for, Forests, Social Security and Tribal Development, 1994-95.
- Was Member of Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Estimates, Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
- President, Vanvasi Seva Samaj Trust, Jetpur-Pavi, since 1978.
- President, Jetpur-Pavi Taluka Industries Service Coop. Society, since 1980.
- President, Dungarvat Vibhag Matsya Uccher Coop. Society, since 1986.
- President, The Bar Group Multi-purpose Coop. Society Ltd. Bar, Taluka Jetpur, since 1965.
- President, Jetpur-Pavi Taluka Labour and Construction Coop. Society Ltd. Jetpur-Pavi.
- President, Vadodara District and Bharuch District Planning Board, 1990-95.
- Member, Vadodara District Pachhat Varg Mandal, Sardar Bhavan, Vadodara, 1971-85.
- Member, Tulsi Sevashram Trust, Jetpur- Pavi.
- Member, Eklavya Research and Development Foundation, Gujarat State.
- Member, Finance Committee, Vadodara District Panchayat.
- Member, Vadodara Distrct Jail Committee.
- Member, Gujarat Electricity Board Committee.
- Member, Gujarat Pradesh Janata Dal.
- General Secretary, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, since 1993.
- General Secretary, Gujarat Pradesh Janata Dal.
- Joint Secretary, Gujarat Vidhanshabha Janata Party, 1980-85.
- Sarpanch, Satun Group Gram Panchayat, 1965-70.
- He has established and run balvadies, hostels, ashramshalas, secondary schools and colleges in the tribal areas of Jetpur-Pavi to spread education.
- He has done a significant work in relief activities during natural calamities like floods and drought and also in agriculture, irrigation, bridges, health problems, cooperative activities, upliftment of the economically poor people and the people of the backward classes.
Hobby: Tribal culture and research, travelling, elocution, bhajans and satsang, liasoning with public.
Travel Abroad: Nepal, America, Thailand.
Permanent Address: At and Post Bar,Taluka Jetpur – Pavi,Dist. Vadodara. Tel. No. (02664) 291144.
Present Address: At and Taluka Jetpur – Pavi,Dist. Vadodara. Tel. No. 02664) 242120, 242168, 291144.