Shri Salman Khurshid
[ Indian National Congress (INC)-Uttar Pradesh ]

Father's Name : Shri Khurshid Alam Khan
Mother's Name : Smt. Saeda Khurshid
Date of Birth : 1953-01-01
Place of Birth : Aligarh ( Uttar Pradesh )
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Smt. Louise Khurshid
Children : No.of Sons:3 No.of Daughters:1
Educational Qualifications : B.A. (English and Jurisprudence), M.A., B.CL. Educated at St. Stephens College, Delhi and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford
Profession : Advocate, Teacher
Permanent Address : 4, Gulmohar Avenue, Jamia Nagar,New Delhi - 110 025,Tels. (011) 26322720, 26849662 Fax. 26921451
Present Address : 4, Kushak RoadNew Delhi - 110 001,Tels. (011) 23793191, 09811078272 (M) Telefax (011) 23793192
Email Address :
Freedom Fighter : No
Positions Held :  
Elected to 10th Lok Sabha( 1991-96)Union Deputy Minister, Commerce( June 1991)Union Minister of State, External Affairs( Jan. 1993-June 1996)Chairman, Department of Foreign Affairs( 1996-97)President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee( 1999-2000 and 2005-08)Chairman, Department of Policy Planning and Coordination (DEPCO), All India Congress Committee( 2000-03)Speical Invitee, Congress Working Committee( 2003-04)General Secretary, All India Congress Committee( 2004-05)Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 2009)Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Corporate Affairs Minority Affairs
Books Published :  
Not Available
Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests : 
Chairman (i) Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust and (ii) Indan Institute of Export and Import Management President (i) Delhi Public School Society, 1992-2005 (ii) Dr. Zakir Husain Study Circle (iii) Jasne gul Pharosan (Phoolwaloon Ke Sair) (iii)Marcus Murch Memorial Theatre Foundation and (iv) Pet Welfare Club of India Chief Patron (i) Okhla Industries Association, New Delhi Patron (i) New Era Public School, New Delhi (ii) All India Rajiv Gandhi Pragatisheel Vichar Congress (iii) Delhi Amateur Boxing Associaiton (iv) Uttar Pradesh Friends Forum (v) Sarv Dharam Prem Sandesh Samiti (vi) Dipsites Association, DPS Alumni (vii) Delhi Wushu Association (Regd.) and (viii) Mother Teresa Foundation Trustee, Dhiren Bhagat Memorial Trust Member (i) Majlis-e-Mushawarat (ii) Central Waqf Council (iii)Maulana Azad Educational Foundation (iv) Managing Committee, Crescent Public School (v)Executive Council, Jamia Millia Islamia University (vi) Governing Boday, Mayo College, 1996 and (vii) Univeristy Court, Aligarh Muslim UniversityAdministration, Delhi Public School Society Member, Member, Dr. Zakir Hussain College Trust and Member,
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : 
Cricket and squash
Countries Visited :  
Widely travelled
Other Information :  
Enrolled at the Bar, Supreme Court of India, 1997 appeared in miscellaneous and regular matters in teh Supreme Court of India in Constitutional, Commercial adn other matters, drafted briefs in various fields of law, including commercial and constitutonal matters, arbitration, contract, sale of goods, company law, service and labour matterand opinion work, argued several leading cases of constitutional rights, civil liberties, including press law and freedom of expression, 1982-84 O.S.D. in the Prime Ministers Office with Late Smt. Indira Gandhi, 1981-82 Senior Parter, Talib Luthra and Associates, Extensive Chamber and Court practice, escpecially in commercial, consitutional airlines, press law and administrative law actively involved in Congress Party affairs, particularly minority affairs, since 1985 Spokeperson, All Indian Congress Committee, 1998-99 designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Senior Councel, and Chambers for Equity Lex Associates, 1999 Incharge (i) North East States and Programme Implementation and (ii) five States- Tamil Nadu , pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chattisgarh and West Bengal Member, AICC Committee for Future Challenges and Opportunities