Profile E-Born 1st October, 1945 (at Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh).Father's Name Late Maiku Lal Mother's Name Late Kalavati Marital Status Married.Spouse's Name Savita Kovind Children Prashant Kumar, and Swati. Education B.Com., L.L.B.Profession Practiced as Advocate, Hon'ble Delhi High Court for Central Govt. (1977-79). Permanent Advocate at Hon'ble Supreme Court of India for Central Govt. (1980-93).Positions Held Member, Rajya Sabha, 1994-2006. (Elected from Uttar Pradesh)
Member, Parliamentary Committees for SC/ST Welfare, Home Ministry, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Social Justice and Rights, Law & Justuce, Chairman of Rajya Sabha Housing Committee.
Member, Management Board for Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Represented India at United Nations (New York) and addressed the General Assembly during Oct, 2002.
Foreign Visits As Member, Rajya Sabha, visited Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Pakistan and United States of America on study tours.Present Address Governor House, B. G. Camp, Patna - 800 022.