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Brinda Karat

Brinda Karat

Biography

Born in Calcutta on 17th October 1947, Brinda Karat was the first woman to be appointed to the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the highest decision-making body of the party. Karat joined the CPI in 1971 and since then has fervently backed up Women's empowerment issues in the country. She was a member of Rajya Sabha in 2005. She is the sister of Radhika Roy, Journalist and wife of CPIM leader Prakash Karat.

Personal Life

Full Name Brinda Karat
Date of Birth 17 Oct 1947 (Age 73)
Place of Birth Calcutta, West Bengal
Party name Communist Party Of India (marxist)
Education
Profession Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Suraj Lall Das
Mother's Name Oshrukona Mitra
Spouse's Name Prakash Karat
Spouse's Profession Politician

Contact

Permanent address BLOCK -G, GYAN GOSWAMI SARANI NEW ALIPUR, KOLKATA
Present address BLOCK -G, GYAN GOSWAMI SARANI NEW ALIPUR, KOLKATA
Contact number NA
Email NA

Interesting Facts

While working for Air India in London, Brinda Karat opposed the mandatory wearing of skirts in the airlines rather than the saree. She ran the campaign and finally won for the rights. The Air India headquarters agreed with her and revoke the rule and gave all women a choice of whether to wear a saree or a skirt as their uniform.
Karat has written a book ‘Survival and Emancipation: Notes from Indian women’s struggles.’

Political Timeline

  • 2005
    Elected to Rajya Sabha for West Bengal and subsequently elected to the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
  • 1993
    She was elected general secretary of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) from 1993 to 2004.
  • 1980
    She campaigned to reform rape laws in the country.
  • 1975
    She moved to Delhi to join Trade Unions in Delhi where she worked under P. Sundaraiah. She started working as a trade union organizer with textile mill workers in North Delhi.
  • 1971
    She entered the political fray as a student activist in Calcutta. She joined CPM in 1971.

Early Life

  • 1967
    Worked for Air India in London for four years.
Net Worth1.82 LAKHS
ASSETS1.82 LAKHS
LiabilitiesN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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