|Shimla Address :Minister House No.7 Yates Place Chota Shimla, Shimla-2|
|Permanent Address :Indira Cottage ,Summer Hill, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh .|
|Mobile Number :9418230048|
Son of late Shri Narainu Ram Shandil; born on 20th October,1940 at Village Bashel, Tehsil Kandhaghat,Distt Solan; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.; Widower; one son and two daughters; Poltical and Social Worker.
Served in the Armed Forces from 1962-96 and retired as Colonel.
Elected to thirteenth Lok Sabha as a Himachal Vikas Congress Party nominee in 1999 .
Re-elected to Lok Sabha (14th ) in 2004 as Indian National Congress nominee.General Secretary Incharge,Mizoram,Megahalya and Arunachal Pradesh and Member, Congress Working Committee.
Elected to the State Legislative Assembly for the first time in December 2012 and inducted into Council of Minister as Social Justice & Empowerment Minister with additional charge of Sainik Welfare on 25.12.2012
- Additional Charge: Sainik Welfare
- Languages Known : Hindi, English
- Travels Abroad : Thilalnd,Bhutan, Britain, Australia, USA and Canada.
- Favourite Pastime : Reading ,listening of classical music, trekking and long walksin nature
- Sports: Tennis,golf and badminton