Sisir Adhikari

Sisir Adhikari শিশির অধিকারী
Member of the India Parliament
for Kanthi
Assumed office
16 May 2009
Constituency Contai
Minister of State for Rural Development
In office
25 May 2009  22 September 2012
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Egra
In office
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Kanthi Dakshin
In office
Personal details
Born ( 1941-09-19) 19 September 1941
Nationality bengali Indian
Political party

All India Trinamool Congress

Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Gayatri Adhikari
Residence Contai, District- Purba Medinipur, West Bengal
Alma mater University of Calcutta
Religion Unknown

Sisir Adhikari is former Union Minister of State for Rural Development in the Manmohan Singh government.[1] He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Kanthi with Trinamool Congress ticket.[2]

Born in an affluent family of freedom fighters, their home was burnt thrice by the British between 1929 and 1943. The 71-year-old Adhikari represents the rural face of Trinamool Congress. Along with his son, Suvendu Adhikari, who was elected from Tamluk, he played a key role in the Nandigram anti-land acquisition stir. Sisir Adhikari, who was chairman of the Kanthi municipality for 25 years, is well known for his organisational skills.[3]

He studied at the University of Calcutta.[4]


  1. Had no work, say former TMC ministers in UPA govt Retrieved 11 November 2012
  2. "Team Manmohun". NDTV. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  3. "Thumbnail sketches of ministers of state". new Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  4. MyNeta link

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