P. Shiv Shankar
|Punjala Shiv Shankar|
|12th Governor of Kerala|
12 November 1995 – 1 May 1996
|Preceded by||B. Rachaiah|
|Succeeded by||Khurshid Alam Khan|
|8th Governor of Sikkim|
21 September 1994 – 11 November 1995
|Preceded by||Radhakrishna Hariram Tahiliani|
|Succeeded by||K. V. Raghunatha Reddy(Additional charge)|
August 10, 1929 |
Mamidipalli, Distt. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
|Political party||Indian National Congress (Till 2008, 2011-)
Praja Rajyam Party (2008-2011)
|Spouse(s)||Dr. P. Lakshmibai|
|Children||2 sons and 1 daughter|
Punjala Shiv Shankar (Born 10 August 1929) is an Indian politician. He served as the Minister of External Affairs, Law, and Petroleum. He was a very influential minister in Indira Gandhi's and Rajiv Gandhi's cabinets and is one of the most senior politicians in India. He has also served as the governor of Sikkim and Kerala.
Personal life 
P. Shiv Shankar was born on 10 August 1929 in Mamidipalli, Distt. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh to Late Shri P. Bashiah. He studied B.A. at Hindu College, Amritsar and LL.B. at Law College, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He was married to Dr. (Smt.) P. Lakshmibai on 2 June 1955. He has two sons and one daughter.
P. Shiv Shankar was judge in Andhra Pradesh High Court during 1974 and 1975. He was elected to 6th Lok Sabha from Secunderabad in 1979. He was in Indian National Congress political party. He was re-elected from same constituency in 1980. He was made Ministry of Law and Justice in Third Indira Gandhi Ministry in 1980.
In 1985, P. Shiv Shankar was elected to Rajya Sabha. He remained in Rajya Sabha till 1993. He was Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Human Resource Development during these terms. He was deputy chairman of Planning Commission from 1987 to 1988. Then, P. Shiv Shankar became Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha from 1988 to 1989. After that, he served as Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha during 1989 and 1991.
In 2004, P. Shiv Shankar quitted Congress party because he had alleged that party tickets in Andhra Pradesh were being sold. There was no response to either his resignation or the allegations made by him. In 2008, He joined Praja Rajyam Party formed by telugu film actor Chiranjeevi. In August 2011, Praja Rajyam Party merged with Congress.
- National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. "Biographical sketch of P. Shiv Shankar on Parliament of India website". National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
- National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. "6th Lok Sabha members from Congress party on Lok Sabha website". National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. "7th Lok Sabha members from Congress (I) party on Lok Sabha website". National Informatics Centre, New Delhi. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Government of India. "Former Governors of Sikkim on Governor of Sikkim website". Retrieved 6 April 2013.
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