Eduardo Faleiro is an Indian politician, and former federal minister, who traces his roots to Goa. He is currently (September 2006), the Commissioner for non-resident Indian affairs for the Government of Goa. Faleiro was born in Raia, in the then Portuguese colony of Goa, on August 30, 1940. He is the was a Union Cabinet minister at the Indian federal government in New Delhi from 1986 to 1996. Earlier, he was a member of the legislative assembly of Goa for a short while, before shifting to national-level politics. Recently, when the Indian National Congress, a party he has associated with for most of his political career, was out of power, Faleiro was a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. He is also a lawyer, who has trained both in India and Portugal. Below is a list of posts held by him: 1971-1976: Member, Goa Legislative Assembly 1974-1976:
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