Brinda Karat

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Birthday
17, 1947
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
India

About

Affiliated with the Communist Party of India, this politician became a member of both her party's Politburo and the Rajya Sabha (India's upper parliamentary house) in 2005. Earlier in her career, she had served as both the secretary and the vice-president of the All India Democratic Women's Association.

Before Fame

After earning her bachelor's degree from the University of Delhi's Miranda House College and her master's degree in history from the University of Calcutta, she worked for the London office of Air India.

Trivia

In 2005, she published a historical and sociological work titled Survival and Emancipation: Notes from Indian Women's Struggles.

Family Life

The children of Sooraj Lal Das and Oshrukona Mitra, she and her three siblings grew up in Calcutta, India. She is the wife of fellow communist politician Prakash Karat and the sister-in-law (through her sister Radhika Roy's marriage) to New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) CEO Prannoy Roy.

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Indian National Congress Party politician Sharad Pawar denounced Karat's inflammatory remarks about the famous yogi Swami Ramdev.

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