Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament - 12th Lok Sabha

Father's Name Shri Ramjibhai
Date of Birth 30 November 1954
Place of Birth Kagvad, Distt. Rajkot (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married on 12 May 1980
Spouse's Name Smt. Kantaben
Children One son and one daughter
Educational Qualifications
M.B.B.S., M.S.(Surgery), LL.B
Educated at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad; Gujarat University(Gujarat)
Profession Medical Practitioner, Surgeon
Permanent Address
24-B, Vidyakunj Society, Amin Road,
Rajkot-360001  (Gujarat)
Tel. (0281) 451122
Fax. (0281) 227864
Positions Held
1993 onwards President, Bharatiya Janata Party(B.J.P.), Distt. Rajkot
1996 Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
1996-97 Member,Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
1997-98 Member, Committee on Defence
1998 Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals
Books Published  'Doctors! Beware of Eggs' and 'Spiritual Compilation', 1989
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments 
Contributed regularly scientific papers in Gujarati, Medical Journals and articles in Gujarati newspapers
Social and Cultural Activities 
Trustee (i) Shri Arvindbhai Maniar Trust, Rajkot;(ii) Saurashtra Kutch and Leprosy Eradication Trust; and (iii) Sadbhavna Hospital, Mahuva, Gujarat; Advisor, Sargam Club, Rajkot, Gujarat
Special Interests Reading religious and spiritual books; meditation and performing various surgical procedures
Favourite Pastime and Recreation Music, listening to old songs, bhajans and watching movies
Sports and Clubs Swimming
Countries visited Bangkok and Thailand to attend "International Medical Parliamentarian Conference on Women, Health and Environment" in 1997
Other Information R.S.S. worker since childhood; participated in Nav-nirman agitation in Gujarat in 1973-74; associated with various medical organisations in various capacities in Rajkot and Saurashtra since 1983; donated blood for 88 times; Member, Nursing Council of India
Election Result Of Rajkot Lok Sabha Constituency Total electorate 13,61,996
Total votes polled 7,30,784
Votes Polled In Favour Of The First Four Leading Candidates Dr. Vallabh Bhai Kathiria 4,80,312
Shri Vithalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya 1,26,129
Shri Pratapbhai Jayeshbhai Chekhaliya 29,626
Shri Mehul H. Chinoy 28,116

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