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Sisir Kumar Adhikari

Sisir Kumar Adhikari


Sisir Adhikari is former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kanthi with Trinamool Congress ticket. Along with his son, Suvendu Adhikari, who was elected from Tamluk, he played a key role in the Nandigram anti-land acquisition stir.

Personal Life

Full Name Sisir Kumar Adhikari
Date of Birth 19 Sep 1941 (Age 77)
Place of Birth Karkuli (Purba Medinipur), West Bengal
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education 12th Pass
Profession Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Late Shri Kenaram Adhikari
Mother's Name Smt. Kadambini Adhikari
Spouse's Name Smt. Gayatri Adhikari
No of Sons 4
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address Vill. Karkuli, P.O. Contai,Distt. Purba Medinipur-721401,West BengalTel : (03220) 255067, 09434039494 (M)Fax : (03220) 255599
Present address 15, Windsor Place,New Delhi - 110 001Telefax : (011) 2378254409650080251 (M)
Contact number 9434309494, 9732508485
Email sisir.adhikari@nic.in

Interesting Facts

Sisir Adhikari was born in an affluent family of freedom fighters. Their house was burnt thrice by the British between 1929 and 1943. The 71-year-old Adhikari represents the rural face of Trinamool Congress.

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    He was re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha for 2nd term by from Kanthi constituency by defeating Sinha Tapas of CPM.
  • 2014
    Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping
  • 2014
    Member, Standing Committee on Rural Development
  • 2009
    He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha afetr defeating Prasanta Pradhan of CPM from Kanthi constituency, West Bengal.
  • 2009
    Union Minister of State, Rural Development
  • 1982
    Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly elected first in 1982 and subsequently in 2001, where he also won the ensuing assembly election.
  • 1971
    Chairman, Contai Municipality, West Bengal till 1981.
  • 1969
    Commissioner of Contai Municipality, West Bengal
  • 1962
    Sisir Adhikari was a Member of Gram Panchayat, Basudebpur, West Bengal.
Net Worth1.95 CRORE

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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