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Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance MinisterTitle Details
Minister of Finance
Father's Name Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name Shrimati Savitri
Date of Birth 18 August 1959
Place of Birth Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 September 1986
Spouse's Name Dr. Parakala Prabhakar
Children One daughter
Educational Qualifications M.A. (Economics), M.Phil, Educated at Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Profession Economist and Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address C/o, K. LAKSHMI NARAYAN, 911, 21st Main, 38th Cross, 4th T-Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka560041 Tel. - 080-26548557
Present Address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Tel. - 23793791, 23793792
Position Held
2003-2005 Member, National Commission for Women
26 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
26 May 2014 - 3 Sept. 2017 Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
June 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016)
July 2016 Elected to Rajya Sabha
3 Sept. 2017 - 30 May 2019 Minister of Defence
31 May 2019 onwards Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and Other Special Interests

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Travel, trekking, music and cooking

Countries Visited

Indonesia to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia, 21-24 Oct. 2018
Singapore to attend 5th ADMM Plus meeting, 18-21 Oct. 2018
France, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 11-12 Oct. 2018
Kazakhstan to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, 2-4 Oct. 2018
Egypt to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Egypt
Thailand to enhance the bilateral relations with the defence establishment of the Kingdom of Thailand, 26-29 Aug. 2018
Vietnam to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Vietnam, 12-15 June 2018
Cambodia to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Cambodia, 10-12 June 2018
China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Meeting, 23-25 April 2018
Russia as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 3-5 April 2018
Philippines to attend 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), 23-25 Oct. 2017
Italy to attend Joint Commission meeting in May 2017
JapanBilateral visit to Japan in April 2017
CyprusBilateral visit to Cyprus in February 2017
Davos (Switzerland) to represent India at the World Economic Forum in January 2017
Philippines to participate in the 2nd Intersessional Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in November 2016
Bhutan for signing of the agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit between India and Bhutan in November 2016
Norway to attend the WTO Trade Ministers Meeting in October 2016
Sri Lanka to attend bilateral meeting in September 2016
Canada to attend the Annual ministerial dialogue in September 2016
Russia to attend the INNOPROM -2016 in July 2016
Myanmar for the India -Myanmar Business conclave in May 2016
Paris (France) to attend the Informal Gathering of the WTO Ministers in June 2016
Brussels (Belgium) and London (U.K..) to participate in India - EU Summit and bilateral meeting with EU in March - April 2016
Nairobi (Kenya) to attend the WTO Ministerial Conference 2015 in December 2015
San Francisco (U.S.A) to attend Fortune Global Forum - 2015 in November 2015
Minsk (Belarus) to participate in the seventh Session of India-Belarus Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Scientific & Cultural Cooperation and bilateral meeting in September 2015
New York and San Jose (U.S.A.) to participate in the meetings as part of delegation led by the Prime Minister of India in September 2015
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial and Bilateral Meeting in July and August 2015
Algeria to attend the India - Algeria Joint Commission Meeting in May 2015
Australiato attend the Trade Ministers Meeting of G-20 held in Sydney in July 2014
Cairns (Australia) to attend the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of G-20 in September 2014
Brazil as a Member of the Prime Minister's Delegation to the 6th BRICS Summit held in Fortaleza in July 2014
China as a Member of the Vice-President of India's Delegation in June 2014
Taiwan and U.S.A. as a Member of the Party Delegation in March 2009 and July 2012 respectively
U.K. as a Member of the International Jury in March 2007

Other Information

Member, National Executive, B.J.P., since 2008; National Spokesperson, B.J.P., 2010-2014

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