Dr Vijay Mallya was elected to India's Upper House of Parliament in 2002 and again in 2010 as an Independent MP representing his home state of Karnataka.

During his first term in Parliament, Dr Mallya served on the Parliamentary committees on Civil Aviation, Defence and Industry.

As an MP, he travelled extensively through all the districts of Karnataka in his political capacity, meeting the District Commissioners and senior leaders to understand the special nature of the people's problems. His Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds were used extensively across the state to build roads, schools, community centres and public infrastructure. See full break up of MP FUNDS here.

He is noted for his successful bidding in auction of items that are considered of great cultural value to India. In the year 2004, he placed the winning bid for the famous sword of Tipu Sultan and brought it back to India. Therefater, he also purchased several other effects belonging to Tipu Sultan including a cannon, weapons and personal items. In 2009, he bid for the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi.

He has also established the Mallya Hospital in Bangalore and has funded the MallyaAditi International School, a private school in Bangalore.

Educational Qualification:
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Honoris Causa), Southern California University, Irvine, USA B.Com. (Hons.) from St. Xaviers College, Calcutta, Schooling La Martinere, Calcutta.

Profession: Industrialist

Permanent Address:
No. 3, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore, Karnataka.560001 Tel. - {080} 22215353, 22127777, 222867000

Present (Delhi) Address:
20 Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi 110021. (011) 26116755.


Positions Held:
June 2010 Elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term April 2002 Elected to Rajya Sabha for the first time Aug. 2002-Feb. 2004 and Member, Consultative Committee for the Oct. 2004 onwards Ministry of Defence Sept. 2002-Feb. 2003 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Feb. 2003-Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Defence Aug. 2004 onwards Member, Committee on Industry Sept. 2004 onwards Convenor, Sub-Committee-III of the Committee on Industry for the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Member, Sub-Committee-IV of the Committee on Industry for Action Taken Report Chairman - The UB Group

Freedom Fighter: No

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests:
Founded the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore; co-promoted the Mallya-Aditi International School, Bangalore; established the Mallya Super Speciality Hospital, Bangalore

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation:
Owner and Team Principal Sahara Force India F1, Owner Royal Challengers Bangalore, McDowell Mohun Bagan and Kingfisher East Bengal Keen sportsman and an ardent aviator and yachtsman of distinction; has won trophies on the professional car racing circuits; participates in and also supports various sporting events worldwide

Countries Visited:
U.S.A., France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Singapore, U.A.E, Hong Kong, Brazil, China, Japan

Other Information:
Recipient of France's highest Civilian Award Legion of Honour

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