Wife: Asha Kamat
Father: Vasant Kamat
Age: 68 Years
|Full name||Digambar Vasant Kamat My Neta|
• Real Estate Developer
|Physical Stats & More|
|Hair Colour||Salt and Pepper|
|Political Party||• Indian National Congress (1989-1994) (2005-2022)
• Bharatiya Janata Party (1994-2005) (2022-present)
|Political Journey||• 1989: Kamat contested his first election from his stronghold Margao on a Congress ticket and lost. India Today
• 1994: Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party Coalition government and became a Member of the Goa Legislative Assembly
• 2005: He staged a coup against the Parrikar government in Goa along with Babush Monseratte, Micky Pacheco and others. India Today
• 8 June 2007 - 9 March 2012: 11th Chief Minister of Goa
• 18 July 2019 - 31 March 2022: Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Legislative Assembly
• 2022: On 31 March, he was appointed as a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee (CWC); however, in July, he was removed from as the 'Permanent Invitee' to CWC. On 14 September, he left Congress and joined the BJP with 7 other MLAs. India Today
|Positions held||• 1985: Elected as the Councillor of Margao Municipal Council
1979: Chairman of the Goa Agriculture Produce Market Committee
• 1986: On 22 September, he became a Member of the Southern Planning and Development authority nominated by the government of Goa and remained its member till 22 September 1989.
• 1991: On 24 September, he became the Chairman of the Goa Agriculture Produce Market Committee, Margao and remained its chairman till 23 September 1996.
• 1992: Member of the Executive Committee of the National Council of State Agriculture Marketing Board (COSAMB) New Delhi
• 1994: Vice-chairman of COSAMB, New Delhi
• 2012: Member of the Select Committee on the Goa Succession, and Special Notaries and Inventory Proceeding Bill, and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee till 2014
• 2014: Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings till 2016
• 2016: Chairman of the Select Committee on the Goa Staff Selection Commission Bill
• 2017: Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings
|Awards||He won the COSAMB award and the Bakshi Bahadur Jivabadada Kerkar State award for the outstanding performance in the field of sports three times, 1994, 1995, and 1996.|
|Date of Birth||8 March 1954 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||68 Years|
|Birthplace||Margao, Goa, Portuguese India|
|Hometown||Margao, Goa, Portuguese India|
|College/University||Parvatibai Chowgule College, University of Bombay|
|Educational Qualification||1973: B.Sc. degree from Parvatibai Chowgule College, University of Bombay My Neta|
|Address||Sanrit Apartments, 1st Floor Near Masjid, Malbhat, Margao, Goa|
|Hobbies||Reading Books, Playing Badminton, and Swimming|
|Relationships & More|
|Wife||Asha Kamat (homemaker)
|Children||Son- Yogiraj Kamat
Daughter-in-law- Neha Kamat
Granddaughter- Radha Kamat
|Parents||Father- Vasant Kamat
Mother- Name Not Known
|Assets/Properties My Neta||Movable Assets
Cash: Rs. 61,300
Deposits in Banks: Rs. 1,24,09,846
Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs. 3,87,67,639
LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 6,30,000
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 12,93,125
Jewellery: Rs. 12,93,125
Total: Rs. 5,85,31,876 crores
Agricultural Land: Rs. 8,50,000
Non Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,11,57,000
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 8,02,545
Residential Buildings: Rs. 3,61,31,000
Total: Rs. 4,89,40,545
Liabilities: Rs. 31,93,625
|Net Worth (approx.) (as of 2017) My Neta||Rs. 10.43 crores|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Digambar Kamat
- Digambar Kamat is an Indian politician who served as the eleventh Chief Minister of Goa from 2007 to 2012. Manohar Parrikar succeeded him as the Chief Minister of Goa in 2012. In 2006, Digambar Kamat was appointed as the president of the Swimming Federation of India, and he served in this role till 2019. In 1994, he was elected as a member of the legislative assembly from the Margao constituency on the ticket of the Indian National Congress. He was appointed as a permanent invitee to the Congress Working Committee on 31 March 2022.
- From 1976 to 1978, Digambar Kamat served as an Honorary Secretary of the Goa Badminton Association.
- From 1979 to 1987, the Golden Shield was awarded to Goa at the All India National level competition for grading agriculture commodities under the leadership of Digambar Kamat.
- Digambar Kamat began his political career as a member of the Indian National Congress. In 1994, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government. In 2005, he rejoined the Indian National Congress. On 6 March 2012, BJP won the majority government in the Goa Assembly Elections; however, till 2009, Digambar retained his Margao Constituency seat as a member of the Margao Constituency.
- From December 1994 to February 1999, Digambar Kamat served as a Member of the Second Legislative Assembly of Goa. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the Member of the Committee on Government Assurances, Member of the Select Committee on the Goa Advocates, and Welfare Fund Bill, 1995. From 1996 to 1997, Digambar Kamat served as the Member of the Committee on Government Assurances, Member of the Business Advisory Committee, and Member of the House Committee to study Model Rent Control Legislation. From 1997 to 1998, Digambar Kamat worked as a Member of the Panel of Presiding Members, Member of the Committee on Public Undertakings, and Member of the Committee on Government Assurances. On 26 November 1999, he was appointed as a Member of the Town and Country Planning Board.
- From 1999 to 2000, Digambar Kamat served as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Chairman of the Committee on Government Assurances. From September 2007 to April 2008, he worked as a Member of the Rules Committee, a Member of the Business Advisory Committee, and the Chairman of the House Committee for the finalization of sites for garbage treatment plants/ landfill sites. From 9 September 2009 to 2012, Digambar Kamat served as a Member of the Business Advisory Committee and a Member of the Rules Committee.
- Digambar Kamat is a Life Member at Margao Cricket Club, B.P.S. Club Margao, Panaji Gymkhana, and Panaji
Goa Cricket Association.
- In his leisure time, Digambar Kamat likes travelling to the countries like Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia.
- Apart from being a politician, Digambar Kamat is also a social and cultural activist. Digambar Kamat is a Trustee at the Margao Ambulance Trust, Founder and President of Samrat Club, Rotaract Club, Margao, and Damodar Education Society.
- Digambar Kamat was elected as a leader of the opposition of the Goa Legislative Assembly on the ticket of the Indian National Congress on 17 July 2019. He was again elected as a legislative member of the Margao Constituency in March 2022.
- On 6 April 2022, the news was floating in the media that Digambar Kamat was quitting the Indian National Congress for joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. However, on 7 April 2022, he clarified in a press conference that the claims were absolutely false. The Times of India He stated,
Reports of me intending to leave the Congress party are absolutely untrue; I went to Delhi with my wife to attend a wedding; rest everything else is rumour.”
- After he quit the Indian National Congress with 7 other MLAs on 14 September 2022, journalists reminded Digambar Kamat about the pledge of loyalty taken by him and other Congress candidates at a temple and a church before the Goa Assembly polls in the same year to which Kamat replied that he did so as per the direction of God. Kamat said,