About Me

Father™s Name Shri Ramjibhai
Date of Birth 30 November 1954
Place of Birth Kagvad, Distt. Rajkot (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 12 May 1980
Spouse™s Name Smt. Kantaben Kathiria
No. of Sons One
No. of Daughters One



M.B.B.S., M.S. (Surgery), LL.B
Educated at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and Gujarat University,Rajkot (Gujarat)



Medical Practitioner (Surgeon)


Permanent Address

Avkar™ 24-B, Vidyakunj Society, Amin Road,Rajkot-306 001 (Gujarat)
Tels. (0281) 451122, 454006,Fax. (0281) 465211,e-mail. dr.kathiria@rajkot.com


Books Published

(i) Doctors! Beware of Eggs; and
(ii) Spiritual Compilation, 1989


Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments

Contributed regularly papers on Medical Science in Gujarati Medical Journals and articles inGujarati newspapers


Special Interests

Reading religious and spiritual books; meditation and performing various surgical operations;
working for water-shed activities in Saurashtra region


Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Music, listening to old songs and bhajans


Sports and Clubs



Other Information

Associated with Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (R.S.S.) since childhood; participated in
Nav-nirman agitation in Gujarat, 1973-74; as a surgeon, operated over 7500 patients and
diagnosed and cured over 75,000 patients; associated with several medical organisations in
different capacities in Rajkot and Saurashtra since 1983; donated blood 94 times; organised more
than 500 general diagnostic camps and 300 blood donation camps; imprisoned during Emergency;
introduced the mobile hospital concept, especially mobile dispensary service in rural areas;
(i) All India Council for Health and Family Welfare, 1998-99;
(ii) Tuberculosis Association of India, 1998-99;
(iii) Nursing Council of India;
(iv) International Medical Parliamentarian Association;
(v) Divisional Railways Users’ Consultative Committee, Rajkot, Bhavnagar Division;
(vi) Telephone Advisory Committee; (vii) Federation of Legislators of India
(viii) International Forum of Parliamentarians on Intellectual Property; and
(ix) National Cooperative Forum; Executive Member, Constitution Club, Delhi; Conferred Dadabhai Navarojaji Industrial Peace and Development Award, 2000


Election Result of Rajkot Lok Sabha Constituency

Total electorate 13,79,914
Total votes polled 5,58,569
Poll percentage 40.48%
Valid votes 5,46,230


Votes polled in favour of the first four leading candidates:

(1) Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria (B.J.P.) 3,12,941 57.29%
(2) Shri Radadiya Vithalbhai Hansarajbhai (I.N.C.) 2,26,194 41.41%
(3) Shri Parmar Vijaybhai Somabhai (B.S.P.) 2,973 0. 54%
(4) Shri Sakariya Babubhai Karshanbhai (Ind.) 1,681 0.31%