16th Speaker of the Lok Sabha Chief Presiding Officer of the House of People Assumed office 5 June 2014 Deputy M. Thambidurai Preceded by Meira Kumar , Human Resources Development, Minister of State Government of India In office October 1999 – June 2002 , Communication and Information Technology, Minister of State Government of India In office June 2002 – May 2003 , Petroleum and Natural Gas, Minister of State Government of India In office May 2003 – May 2004 , General Secretary Bhartiya Janta Party In office 1998–1999 , Secretary Bhartiya Janta Party In office 1996–1998 Secretary, , Parliamentary Board and Chairman, Parliamentary Board, BJP Madhya Pradesh In office 1995–1996 Member of Parliament for Indore Assumed office 1989 Preceded by Prakash Chandra Sethi , Vice-President , BJP Madhya Pradesh In office 1992–1994 , Municipal Corporation, Deputy Mayor Indore In office 1984–1985 Personal details Born 12 April 1943 , Chiplun , Bombay Presidency British India Political party Bharatiya Janata Party Other political affiliations National Democratic Alliance Spouse(s) Jayant Mahajan Children 2 sons Alma mater http://speakerloksabha.nic.in Sumitra Mahajan (born 12 April 1943) is an  who is the Indian politician of the 16th Speaker . Lok Sabha She belongs to  . In 2014, she got elected to the Lok Sabha for the eighth time, one of three members of the Lok Sabha to do so, Bharatiya Janata Party and is currently the longest-serving woman member.  She has represented the  constituency of Indore since 1989. Madhya Pradesh
She served for a time as a
. She was minister from 2002 to 2004, holding the portfolios for Human Resources, Communications and Petroleum. Union Minister She is the eldest and seniormost among woman Members of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha. She is the second woman after  to be elected as the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. An active parliamentarian, she not only headed important committees, but has also been a keen debater and avid questioner in the house. Meira Kumar
Early life and education
Sumitra Mahajan was born in a
family to Usha and Purushotam Sathe in Chitpavan , Chiplun . She received her Maharashtra and MA from Indore University (now LLB ) after marrying Jayant Mahajan of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya . Sumitra Mahajan's hobbies include reading, music, drama and cinema as well as an enthusiasm for singing. She has acknowledged the 18th century social reformer Indore as the inspirational figure throughout her life.