Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded by Satyabrata Mookherjee
Succeeded by Tapas Paul
Constituency Krishnanagar
Personal details
Born (1969-12-11) 11 December 1969
Nadia, West Bengal
Political party CPI(M)
Spouse(s) Avtar Singh
Children 1 son
Residence Kolkata
As of 17 September, 2006

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar was an Indian politician and sportsman. She was Member of Parliament representing the Krishnagar (Lok Sabha constituency) of West Bengal in the 14th Lok Sabha. She is affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She contested the Krishnanagar seat in 2014 Lok Sabha election also, but could not make it to the Parliament for a second term.

She was a middle distance runner and won the 800 metres at the 1995 Asian Athletics Championships. She went on to win the bronze medals in 800 m and 1500 m events in the 1998 Asian Athletics Championships and gold medals in both the events in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.[1][2]

She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 1998–1999. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2003.[3] In August 2004, she was in the news when her husband was arrested on charges of running a sex racket in Kolkata.[4][5][6]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 800 m
3rd 1500 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st 800 m
1st 1500 m


  1. Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  2. Asian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  3. "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  4. Times of India No escape for Sikdar from scandal stigma accessed 6 December 2007
  5. VOA News Political Controversy on the Arrest of Avtar Singh in West Bengal
  6. Rediff.com Jyotirmoyee Sikdar's husband arrested accessed 6 December 2007

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