मंगलवार, 19 अक्तूबर 2010


[Ex MP: B.J.P.- Patna (Bihar)]
Father's Name
Shree Radhamohan Thakur
Mother's NameSmt. Sharda Thakur
Date of Birth
3 September 1931
Place of BirthDubaha, Distt. Muzaffarpur (Bihar)
Marital Status
Date of Marriage12 June 1957
Spouse's Name
Dr. (Smt.) Uma Thakur
No. of Sons
No. of Daughters
Educational Qualifications
M.B.B.S., M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.
Educated at Patna Medical College, Patna University, Bihar; Royal College of Physicians, London; Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Royal College of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, London
Medical Practitioner, Scientist, Teacher and Educationist
Permanent Address
Fraser Road, Patna - 800 001
Tels. (08152) 226545, 210577
Fax. (08152) 239423
Present Address2, Tughlak road,
New Delhi - 110 011
Tels. (011) 3018283, 3018514 (R), 3010661, 3014647 (O)
Positions Held : 
1984Elected to 8th Lok Sabha
1998Re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1998-99Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests; and its sub-committee on Ganga Action Plan
Member, Consultative committee, Ministry of External Affairs
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
22 Nov. 1999-27 May 2000 Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources
27 May 2000 onwardsUnion Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare
Books published
(i) Dynamics of Development (Editor and contributor); (ii) Development (Editor and contributor); (ii) Glimpses of Indian technology (Co-author); (iii) World Trade Organization (Author); (iv) Technical Report Series 791 upto 1990 (Geneva) Control of Leishmaniasis (Co-author); (v) Recent Trends in Leishmania Research (Contributor); (vi) TextBook of Medicine- API Text Book of Medicine (Co-author); and (vii) India Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, B.J.P. Era
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments
Have written more than 100 research papers in medical journals and more than 200 articles in print media; Member of : (i) Scientific working Group (Leishmaniasis), W.H.O. (Geneva); (ii) Steering committee (W.H.O. Geneva); and (iii) Expert Committee (Leishmaniasis), 1988-2000; Awarded: (i) Padmashree; (ii) BC Roy National Award (Indian Medical Council); (iii)Bkaiket Oration Award (Indian Council of Medical Research); and (iv) P.N. Raju Oration Award (ICMR)
Social and Cultural Activities
Motivating Harijans for going to school through Yagao Pawit Sanskar; organising medical camps in remote areas and motivating people to participate in welfare activities
Special Interests
Scientific Research in Kala-azar (Visceral Leishmaniasis); educating poor children; and educational development of Bihar
Favourite Leisurely activity & Recreation
Listening to music, watching cricket and gardening
Sports and Clubs
Patron of different sport clubs; and of sports in backward areas
Countries Visited
France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Russia, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A.

Other Information
Stood first and received gold medal in M.B.B.S. Honours; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Patna Medical College; Chairman, Balaji Utthan Sansthan, Patna, 1994 onwards; Member of: (i) Cardiological Society of India; (ii) Indian Medical Association; (iii)Indian Science Congress Association; (iv)Association of Physicians of India; (v) New York Academy of Science; (vi) British Medical Association; organised and chaired many scientific meetings and symposia; Revolutionised the concept of treatment of Kala-azar and recognised as an international authority in this field; and still supervising research on Kala-azar in Bihar. Member of Board of Governors, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Educational and Research , 1998.

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