|Shimla Address :Set No.411, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Vidhayak Sadan, Shimla-171004.|
|Permanent Address :Village & P.O.Karsog, District Mandi|
|Mobile Number :9418126000|
Son of late Shri Dharam Dass; born on 30 May,1940 at Village Drahal (Karsog),Distt Mandi; Graduate (Punjab University) & BL(Agra University); Married to Smt. Kalawati; Fours sons and one daughter; Political & social worker.
Began career as Government teacher but resigned in January 1967 to join politics .
Elected to the state Legislative Assembly in 1967 as Independent but soon joined Congress Party and re-elected in 1972 &1982 as Congress nominee and in 1998 as Himachal Vikas Congress candidate but later joined BJP
Remained Minister of State for Industries, March 1972-June 1975; Minister of State for Welfare, June 1975-1977 and 1982-85; Food and Civil Supplies Minister, 1998-2003.
Elected to the State Legislative for the fifth time in 2012 and appointed Protem Speaker and thereafter Chairman, Welfare Committee.
- Special Interest : Social service( worked for the uplift of poor and depressed section of society)
- Languages Known : Hindi & English
- Favourite Pastime : Reading