Shashi Panja

Dr. Shashi Panja
Minister of State for Women & Child Welfare and Social Welfare
Assumed office
Assumed office
Constituency Shyampukur
Assumed office
Constituency Shyampukur
Personal details
Born 1963
Political party All India Trinamool Congress
Spouse(s) Dr. Prasun Kumar Panja
Children Puja and Namrata
Residence 250 Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata-700006

Dr. Shashi Panja is a medical practitioner, All India Trinamool Congress politician and a minister of state in the Council of Ministers of West Bengal. She is daughter-in-law of Ajit Kumar Panja.

Early life

P.V. Krishnaih(Pillalamarri Tenali), father of Dr. Shashi Panja, was Chief Industrial Engineer in Hindustan Motors. He lived his entire working life in the Hindmotor colony. Dr. Sashi Panja was brought up there and did her MBBS from R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital at Kolkata, with specialisation in ultrasound and infertility practice. She married Dr. Prasun Kumar Panja, son of the veteran politician Ajit Kumar Panja.[1][2]

Political career

Dr. Shashi Panja was elected a councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation in 2010 and was appointed mayoral council member in charge of education.[3]

She was elected to the West Bengal State Assembly from Shyampukur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 2011.[4]

She was inducted into the Council of Ministers of West Bengal as a minister of state and given independent charge of the women & child welfare ministry in December 2013.[5] In May 2014, she was given additional charge of the social welfare department.[6]


  1. "Sashi Panja:HM's own girl". Drishtikon, 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. "Election Watch Reporter". My neta. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  3. "Know Your MLA". The Telegrap, 17 May 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  4. "General Elections, India, 2011, to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal" (PDF). Constituency-wise Data. Election Commission. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. "Three new ministers take oath at Raj Bhavan, state cabinet reshuffled". All India Trinamool Cogress, 26 December 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. "Bratya shifted to tourism, Partha new education minister, Mitra to see IT also". The Statesman,. 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014.

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