Seventeenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Simha, Shri Prathap
Constituency   : Mysore (Karnataka)
Party Name     : Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
Email Address : pratap[DOT]simha[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

Father's Name Shri B.E. Gopal Gowda
Mother's Name Smt. Pushpa
Date of Birth 21 Jun 1976
Place of Birth Belur, Hassan, Karnataka
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 18 Nov 2010
Spouse's Name Smt. Arpitha J.S.
No.of Daughters 1
MCJ (Masters in Communication and Journalism)
Educated at Mangalore University, Karnataka
Profession Journalist
Permanent Address
744, 8th Cross Road, 4th Stage,
1st Phase, Vijayanagar,
Mysore-570017, Karnataka
Telefax. : (0821) 2444999, 08277219999 (M)
Present Address
18, Mahadev Road,
New Delhi-110 001
09013869192, 08277219999 (M)
Positions Held
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
1 Sep. 2014 -31 Aug. 2018 Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping
7 Jan. 2015 - 25 May 2019 Member, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)
21 April 2015 - 25 May 2019 Member, Press Council of India
22 Dec. 2017 - 25 May 2019 Member, Spices Board
1 Sept. 2018 - 25 May 2019 Member, Standing Committee on Finance
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
24 July 2019 onwards Member, Committee on Estimates
13 Sept. 2019 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Defence
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
09 Oct. 2019 - 15 Oct. 2020 Member, Committee on Privileges

Books Published
Wrote 22 books including a biography on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, titled "Narendra Modi : Yaaru Tuliyada Haadi" (Narendra Modi : The Untrodden Road). Also, 16 parts of compiled versions of his articles were published. In all, has written 22 books in Kannada
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
The youngest recipient of prestigious "Rajyotsava" Award for excellence in Journalism from the Government of Karnataka.
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading, Writing, Watching Sports
Countries Visited
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Palestine and UK

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