Currently Minister for Information and Broadcasting. 11th Lok Sabha (3rd term), 14th Lok Sabha (5th term), 23 May 2004 -Nov. 2005-Union Cabinet Minister-Water Resources.
Written many books.
Editor of “Dakhinee Barta”—A Bengali Magazine.President, All India Football Federation since 1988; Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association; Member, (i) F.I.F.A. Standing Committee; (ii) Asian Football Confederation Technical Committee; (iii) Mohan Bagan; (iv) East Bengal; (v) Mohammadan Sporting Club, Calcutta; and (vi) Member, Court of Arbitration, FIFA.