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Maharani Chandresh Kumari Katoch (born 1 February 1944) is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. She is a former Minister of Culture in India's central government. She was a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of parliament), representing Jodhpur constituency.[2] Katoch was sworn in as Cabinet Minister in the Government of India on 28 October 2012, and was given the portfolio of the Ministry of Culture.[3] She is daughter of Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur and Maharani Krishna Kumari and is married into the royal family of Kangra with Raja Aditya Dev Chand Katoch, in Himachal Pradesh.[4] She contested but lost in the Indian general election, 2014.[5]

Chandresh Kumari Katoch
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Minister of Culture
In office
2012–2014
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Vice PresidentHamid Ansari
Preceded byKumari Selja
Succeeded byShripad Yasso Naik[1]
Member of Parliament
In office
2009–2014
PresidentPranab Mukherjee
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Vice PresidentHamid Ansari
Preceded byJaswant Singh Bishnoi
ConstituencyJodhpur
In office
1984–1989
PresidentZail Singh
Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi
Vice PresidentR. Venkataraman
Preceded byVikram Chand Mahajan
ConstituencyKangra
Personal details
Born
Chandresh Kumari Katoch

(1944-02-01) 1 February 1944 (age 75)
Jodhpur, Jodhpur State, British India
Political partyCongress
Spouse(s)Aditya Katoch (1968–present)
ChildrenAishwarya Singh (born 1970)
ResidenceNew Delhi (official)
Jodhpur (private)
Alma materUniversity of Jodhpur (now Jai Narain Vyas University)

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