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Suresh Kalmadi: Timeline

Suresh Kalmadi's journey so far.

delhi Updated: Apr 25, 2011 12:51 IST

Career with IAF
1965 Joined the Indian Air Force as Pilot

1964 – 1972: Served in the Indian Air Force

1972 – 1974: Instructor Air Force Training Team at NDA

1965 – 1971: Participated in the Indo-Pak war
Recipient of eight medals in his career with IAF

Political career
1978 – 1980: President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress

1982 – 1988: Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

1988 – 1989: Chairman, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation

1988 – 1994: Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

1994 – 1995: Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

1996 – 1997: Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

1994 – 1995: Re-elected as Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

16 Sept 1995 – to 15 June 1996: Minister of State for Railways, Government of India
Presented a Railway Budget in the Parliament
Suresh Kalmadi is the only Union Railway Minister of State to present Railway Budget in the Parliament

1996 – 1997: Member of Parliament 11th Lok Sabha

1998 – 2004: Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

1998 – 2008: Member, Union Public Undertakings Committee

From 2004 till today: Member of Parliament 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Defence Consultative Committee
Member, Standing Committee on Defence

Work profile in the sports field
1996 to 2004: President, Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

2004 to 2008: Reelected un opposed

2008 to 2012: Reelected un opposed

2001 till date: President, Asian Athletics Association (AAA)

1989 – 2006: President, Athletics Federation of India (AFI)
Life President Athletics Federation of India 2006 onwards

2001 till date: Council Member, International Association of Athletic Federations

2003: Chairman – Afro – Asian Games, Hyderabad

Honoured with the ANOC Award in Beijing for having successfully spread an awareness in Olympic Games.

Chair person
Founder Chairman : Pune Festival Committee

Founder Chairman : Pune International Marathon Trust

Founder Chairman : Pune International Film Festival

Chairman : III Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008

Chairman : XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Organizer of some important events
First Afro Asian Games in 2003 in Hyderabad, India

Organizing the Pune International Marathon for the last 23 years

Eight Permit meets in Athletics, Delhi (9189-1998)

Organizer of the Freedom Forty Run in 1986. The programme got a thumping response at the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary celebrations

Successfully launched the Asian Grand Prix Athletic meet in 1990 which are conducted every year. At the Youth Games India topped the Medal Tally with 76 Medals including 33 gold

As IOA President, organized National Games at Pune, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hydrabad, Manipur, Gauhati and over 1000 crores work of Olympic infrastructure in the county

As IOA President, got the country the 1st ever gold medal in individual event at the Beijing Olympic 2008.

Organizer of the World Half Marathon in 2004 at Delhi

Successful organization of the III Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 at Pune

Leading the committee for bidding for the XIX Commonwealth Games and successfully winning the same for Delhi as host city of Commonwealth Games 2010.