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Col Sona Ram

Col Sona Ram


Col Sona Ram is Prominent Politician having his own aura in Rajasthan Political sphere. Born in Sri Mohangarh Distt. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) in a Hindu Jat family, he is a keen agriculturist. He graduated in B.E., Fellow (F.I.E.) from M.B.M. Engineering College, Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Institute of Engineers (India).He passed out from the Indian Military in 1966 and joined the Indian army. In his 25 years of tenure as Army officer, he decorated many positions and served for the country. He also served in 1971 war in Eastern Front.
In order to serve poor and downtrodden people of India, he took voluntary retirement in 1994 and joined politics. His political career started when he became a member of parliament in 1996 and he was re-elected 3 more times to Lokasabha. He also served as a member of Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha from 2008-2013. In 2014, he contested to 16th lokasabha from BJP party and elected to the parliament for the 4th time.

Personal Life

Full Name Col Sona Ram
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1945 (Age 74)
Place of Birth Sri Mohangarh, Distt. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Social Worker,Agriculturist and Politics
Father's Name Late Shri U.R. Choudhary
Mother's Name Late Smt. Ratani Devi
Spouse's Name Smt. Vimla Choudhary
Spouse's Profession NA
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address 181, Ajit Colony, Circuit House Road,Jodhpur, RajasthanTel : (0291) 2510622, 09828999900,09468789900 (M)
Present address 9, Talkatora Road,New Delhi - 110001Tel : (011) 23713222, 09868180900 (M)
Contact number 9828999900
Email col.sonaram@sansad.nic.in
Website NA

Interesting Facts

(i)Keen agriculturist who takes interest in promoting better farming practices, micro finance/skill development projects for farmers & craftsmen, health insurance for rural poor in Western Rajasthan, especially in Distts. Barmer & Jaisalmer.

(ii) Avid Golfer, Swimmer and Traveller. Photography and travelling; traversed the whole length and breadth of the country as Army Officer, Member of Parliament and Member of Legislative Assembly (Baytu Assembly Constituency in Barmer District).

Political Timeline

  • May, 2014
    Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (4th term)
  • 3 July 2015
    Member, Sub Committee-I, Committee on Estimates
  • 3 Dec. 2014 onwards
    Member, Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha
  • 2010-2013
    Member, OBC Committee, Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha
  • 2008-2013
    Member, Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha
  • 2008-2010
    Member, Rules Committee, Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha
  • 2003-2004
    Associated Member, Delimitation Commission
  • 2000-2004
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications
  • 2000-2003
    Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP)
  • 2000-2003
    Special Invitee, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
  • 2 June 2016
    Member, Sub-Committee of the Standing Committe on Defence
  • 1999-2004
    Member, Standing Committee on Defence
  • 1999-2003
    Member, House Committee
  • 1999
    Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
  • 1998-99
    Member, Standing Committee on Defence and its Sub-Committee-I
  • 1998-99
    Member, House Committee
  • 1998-99
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
  • 1998
    Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 1998
    Member, Executive Committee, Congress Parliamentary Party (C.P.P.).
  • 1997-98
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways
  • 1996-98
    Member, Standing Committee on Defence
  • 1996-97
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment
  • 1996
    Elected to 11th Lok Sabha
  • 14 Aug. 2014 onwards
    Member, Estimates Committee
  • 1 Sep. 2014 onwards
    Member, Standing Committee on Defence
  • 1 Sep. 2014 onwards
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Net Worth16.91 CRORE
Liabilities55.84 LAKHS

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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