Profile Advani, Shri Lal K.: Law Graduate; son of Shri Kishichand D. Advani; born at Karachi (now in Pakistan), Nov. 8, 1927; educated at(i) St. Patrick's High School, Karachi, (ii) D.G. National College, Hyderabad (Sind) and (iii) Government Law College, Bombay; married Shrimati Kamla Advani, Feb. 25, 1965; 1 son and 1 daughter.Joined Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in 1942 and organised its work in Alwar, Bharatpur, Kota, Bundi and Jhalawar District (Rajasthan) from1947 to 1951; Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (Karachi Branch), 1947.
Journalist by profession.Detained under MISA in Bangalore Central Prison from June, 1975 to January 18 1977.Address : 30 Prithvi Raj Road, New Delhi - 110 003 INDIAPhone No. : 011-23794124, 011-23794125Fax No. : 011-23017419E-mail :
Currently: Chairman BJP Parliamentary BoardPolitical Positions Held:
(i) Delhi State Jana Sangh, 1970-72(ii) All India Jana Sangh, February, 1973, re-elected in April, 1974 and again for the third term in April, 1975;(iii) Bharatiya Janata Party, from May 9, 1986 to 1991 and again from July, 1993 to May 2, 1998.Vice-President: (i) Delhi State Jana Sangh, 1965-67
General Secretary: (i) Janata Party, 1977-80(ii) Bharatiya Janata Party, 1980-86Secretary: (i) Delhi State Jana Sangh, 1958-63Joint Secretary:(i) Rajasthan State Jana Sangh, 1952-57Member: (i) Bharatiya Jana Sangh, 1951-77(ii) Delhi Metropolitan Council, 1966-70(iii) Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings, 1972-1973-74 and 1981-82(iv) General Purposes Committee, Rajya Sabha, 1980-85(v) Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha, 1984-86 and July 87 - December 89.(vi) Inter-Governmental Conference on Communication Policies in Asia and Oceania (ASIOCOM), Kuala, Lampur, Feb. 1977.(vii) Indian Delegation at the UNESCO General Conference, Nov. 1978.Leader: (i) Jana Sangh Group in Interim Metropolitan Council, 1966-67.(ii) Indian Parliamentary Delegation to Strasbourg, Sep. 1991.(iii) Jana Sangh Group in Rajya Sabha, 1974-76.(iv) Bharatiya Janata Party Group in Rajya Sabha, April, 1980 - July, 1986.
Official positions held:Chairmain:(i) Delhi Metropolitan Council, March 1967 -March, 1970.Leader of Opposition:(i) Rajya Sabha, January - April, 1980(ii) Lok Sabha, November, 1991 - July, 1993.(iii) Lok Sabha, May, 2004 - January 2010.Minister:(i) Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, March 1977 - July 1979.(ii) Home Minister (1998) & Deputy Prime Minister, October 13, 1999 - May 13, 2004.