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Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded bySatyabrata Mookherjee
Succeeded byTapas Paul
Personal details
Born (1969-12-11) 11 December 1969 (age 54)
Nadia, West Bengal
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2020)
Other political
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (2004-2009)
Avtar Singh
(m. 1994)
ChildrenAvrajyoti Singh
ParentGurudas Sikdar (father) Niharbala Sikdar (mother)
Alma materDebagram D.K girls school, Debagram S.A Vidyapith
As of 17 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian politician and former sportswoman. She served as member of parliament of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the Krishnagar constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha. She was defeated in the 2009 Indian general election by the actor turned politician Tapas Paul of the Trinamool Congress. She had been reportedly inactive in politics following her defeat. In 2019, she herself pledged support to the All India Trinamool Congress and then joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the following year.[1]

She was a middle distance runner and won the 800 metres at the 1995 Asian Athletics Championships. She went on to win the bronze medal in 800 m and 1500 m events in the 1998 Asian Athletics Championships and gold medal in both the events in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.[2][3] She is a recipient of the Arjuna Award in 1995 and the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award for the year 1998–1999. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2003.[4]

Personal life

Sikdar was born on 11 December 1969 to Gurudas Sikdar and Nihar Sikdar in Debagram of Nadia district in West Bengal. She studied till Higher Secondary. Sikdar married Avtar Singh on 9 February 1994, with whom she has a son.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  India
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 800 m
3rd 1500 m
Asian Games Bangkok, Thailand 1st 800 m
1st 1500 m
1995 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 800 m


  1. ^ "West Bengal: Ex-CPM MP Jyotirmoyee Sikdar joins BJP". The Week. 9 June 2020.
  2. ^ Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  3. ^ Asian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-08-20.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Current Lok Sabha Members Biographical Sketch". 22 June 2006. Archived from the original on 22 June 2006. Retrieved 12 November 2019.

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