Tomo Riba

Name :   Tomo Riba

Father’s Name :   Shri William Anthony Michael

Date of Birth
:   16 October 1937

Place of Birth :   Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Marital Status :   Married on 3 June 1963

Spouse’s Name :   Shri Denzil Rego

Children :   Three sons and two daughters

Educational Qualifications : M.A., B.Ed.
Educated at Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Maharashtra) and
Annamalai University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Profession : Teacher, Educationist and Social Worker

Permanent Address : 21, Rest House Crescent, Bangalore-560001 (Karnataka) Tel. (080) 5594276

Positions Held :

1959-61    General Secretary, District Council, (called Bogum Boka) West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
1972-73    Member, Basar Anchal Samiti, Distt. West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
Vice-President, Zilla Parishad (under Panchayati Raj), Distt. West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh.
1973-75    Chief Councillor, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Council.
Member, North-Eastern Council, Arunachal Pradesh
1975    Minister, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Rural Works Department, Public Works Department,
Planning, Horticulture, Panchayat and Information and Public Relations, Arunachal Pradesh
1977    Formed People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh
1978-82    Member, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1979    Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh
1979-82    Leader of Opposition, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1980-89    President, People’s Party of Arunachal Pradesh
1989-90    President, J.D., Arunachal Pradesh
1995-96    Member, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
Member, Rules Committee and House Committee, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1996    Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh)

Social and Cultural Activities :

Active involvement in social and cultural aspects of change taking in Arunachal Pradesh before and after it attained Statehood in 1986

Special Interests :

Livestock rearing, horticulture, gardening, environment, pollution control

Favourite Pastime and Recreation : Fishing, hunting and gardening

Sports and Clubs : Badminton and volleyball

Countries Visited : Bangladesh and Bhutan

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