Tapan Sikdar

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Tapan Sikdar
Union Minister of State for Communications & Information Technology
In office
Preceded by 13 October 1999 - 1 July 2002
Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers
In office
1 July 2002 - 10 May 2004
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded by Nirmal Kanti Chatterjee
Succeeded by Amitava Nandy
Constituency Dum Dum, West Bengal
Personal details
Born 20 September 1944
Died 2 June 2014 (aged 69)
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Alma mater Malda College (B.Com)
Profession Politician

Tapan Sikdar (20 September 1944 – 2 June 2014) was a Union minister of state in the National Democratic Alliance government of India and a Bharatiya Janata Party politician. He was born on 20 September 1944 in Jessore. His father Dr.D.N. Sikdar was a physician. His mother’s name was Smt. Bela Rani Sikdar. He was member of 12 and 13 Lok Sabha representing Dum Dum (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal.

Tapan Shikdar died on 2 June 2014 in Delhi, AIIMS due to respiratory problems.[1]

Positions Held

  • 1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
  • 1998-99 Member, Committee on External Affairs and its Sub-Committee-III; Member, Committee on Finance; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Water Resources
  • 1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
  • 13 Oct. 1999-2002 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communications
  • 10 Jan - 30 June 2002 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  • 1 July 2002 -2004 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (India)

He was Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (India). Later he was Union Minister of State, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. He unsuccessfully contested the Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency in the 2009 general election where the All India Trinamool Congress (an earlier National Democratic Alliance ally) candidate (who won and became the MP) got 458,988 votes whereas the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate got 438,510 votes) and he polled only 55,679 votes.


  1. ^ Former minister Tapan Sikdar dies at AIIMS in Delhi - The Times of India

External links

External video
Tapan Sikdar, BJP, Dum Dum - On Campaign Trail on YouTube
Tapan Sikdar's Last Jourrney on YouTube
  • Biodata
  • Speeches
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