Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka


Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka is a tribal Indian politician hailing from Rayagada, Koraput. He was elected to the 17th Lok Sabha, lower house of the Parliament of India from Koraput, Odisha in the 2019 Indian general election as a member of the Indian National Congress. It is to be noted that he currently is the only member from Odisha Congress in the Lok Sabha[1]

Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka during the general election campaign 2019.

Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka
ସପ୍ତଗିରି ଶଙ୍କର ଉଲ୍ଲାକା
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
17 June 2019
Preceded byJhina Hikaka
Personal details
Born (1979-01-01) 1 January 1979 (age 43)
Rayagada, Odisha
Political partyCongress
Spouse(s)Pooja Ulaka
As of 13 May, 2019
Source: [1]

Early life, Education, CareerEdit

Hailing from a politically active family of South Odisha belonging to the Jatapu community, Saptagiri's father Ramachandra Ulaka was a two-time MP from Koraput, seven-time MLA from Rayagada.[2] Saptagiri's mother Ratnamani Ulaka is a member of AICC and State vice President of Odisha Mahila Congress. Saptagiri is a software engineer by profession, as a Senior Project Manager, Infosys in the United States of America.He had also worked with top firms such as Ranbaxy, HCL Technologies etc. He has been instrumental in raising a voice for a High Court Bench in Undivided Koraput "Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka Urges Center For High Court Bench in Undivided Koraput" among many other issues that are pertinent to the welfare and development of Koraput. His isn't anti-industry as stated in an interview pulbished in the Caravan magazine where he says "development has to happen. Yet, it has to be an inclusive process that takes cognisance of the Adivasi way of life."[3] He has to been instrumental in getting air connectivity to his Parliamentary Constiuency & South Odisha at large with repeated demands in the Lok Sabha for upgradation of the existing Jeypore airstrip into a full fledged commercial airport at Jeypore city.[4][5][6] The Jeypore airport is currently scheduled for commercial operations by June 2022.[7]

Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka is also a polyglot who is fluent in Kui,Odia,English,Telugu,Hindi & German. Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka is married to Smt Pooja Ulaka who is a social activist & social entrepreneur. The couple are blessed with twins Nandini & Ramachandra Ulaka.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Koraput (Odisha) election 2019: A triangular battle among BJD, Congress, BJP leaders". TimesNow. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Odisha polls: Rama Chandra Ulaka's sons to battle it out in father's name".
  3. ^ Dash, co-authored by Abinash DC,Sweta. "Congress's lone MP from Odisha on food security, Aadhaar and the condition of his party". The Caravan. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Flight operations in Odisha's Jeypore airport to start by year-end". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Debate : Loksabha". Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka | PRSIndia". PRS Legislative Research. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Good news for frequent flyers! Flight services from Jeypore airstrip from June". 6 April 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  8. ^ "We made a wish. And two came true :-) Pooja & I are blessed with twins (baby boy and baby girl) - Kids & mom doing fine". Twitter. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  9. ^ "My best wishes to Nandini Ulaka (Nandu) & Ramachandra Ulaka (Rishu) - my two tribal warriors on their Namakaran Utsav". Twitter. Retrieved 15 May 2022.


  1. ^ OdAdmin (27 July 2019). "Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka Urges Center For High Court Bench in Undivided Koraput". OdishaDiary. Retrieved 31 July 2019.