Abha Maiti

Indian politician

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Abha Maiti
Minister of State for Industry
In office
12 August 1977 – 1979
Prime MinisterMorarji Desai
Minister of Refugee and Social Welfare,
Government of West Bengal
In office
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 1960 – 4 March 1962
Member of Parliament
In office
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byGeeta Mukherjee
Member of the Legislative Assembly
In office
Serving with Koustav Kanti Karan
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byAbanti Kumar Das
In office
Preceded byBasanta Kumar Panda
Bhikhari Mondal
Succeeded byPrasanta Kumar Pradhan
Personal details
Born22 April 1925
Kalicharanpur, Midnapore, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died1 January 1994
Political partyJanata Party
Other political
Bharatiya Lok Dal
Indian National Congress
FatherNikunja Behari Maiti[1]

Abha Maiti (born 22 April 1925) is a former Indian politician. She was the minister of state for industry in the Morarji Desai government from 1977[2] to 1979.

Early life

She was educated at Bethune College.


She was born in 1925 to Ahalya and Nikunja Behari Maiti, a politician. She obtained B.A. and LL.B. degrees from University of Calcutta.

She was elected to the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Khejuri (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 1951 and from Bhagabanpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 1962, 1967 and 1969.[3] Between 1960 and 1962, Maiti was a member of the Rajya Sabha.[4]

She was elected to Lok Sabha in 1977 from Panskura in West Bengal on the Janata Party ticket.


  1. ^ Reed, Stanley (1950). The Indian And Pakistan Year Book And Who's Who 1950. Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. p. 710. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ "12 August 1977, Forty Years Ago: Lyricist Dead". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Statistical Reports of Elections". General Election Results and Statistics. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 5 October 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  4. ^ Bagchi, Jasodhara (2005). The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000: The Challenge Ahead. SAGE Publications India. ISBN 9788132101789. Retrieved 23 February 2018.

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