Prem Kumar Dhumal

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Prem Kumar Dhumal
Prem Kumar Dhumal, previous Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh
12th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
1 January 2008 – 25 December 2012
Preceded by Virbhadra Singh
Succeeded by Virbhadra Singh
Constituency Bamsan[1]
10th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
24 March 1998 – 5 March 2003
Preceded by Virbhadra Singh
Succeeded by Virbhadra Singh
Constituency Hamirpur
Personal details
Born (1944-04-10) 10 April 1944 (age 70)
Village & P.O. Samirpur, Tehsil Bhoranj, Distt. Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh(earlier Punjab, British India
Citizenship India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Sheela Dhumal
Children two sons, Arun & Anurag
Residence Oak Over, The Mall, Shimla-2
Alma mater M.A. from Doaba College, Jalandhar
LL.B. from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar [2]
Occupation Politician
Profession Teacher
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Prem Kumar Dhumal (pronounced [preːmə kʊmaːrə d̪ʱuːmələ]; born 10 April 1944) was the 12th chief minister of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. He is an Indian politician who has twice been Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh from March 1998 to March 2003 and again from 1 January 2008 to 25 December 2012.

Early life[edit]

Prem Kumar Dhumal was born in a Rajput family to Capt. Mahant Ram and Phulmu Devi on 10 April 1944, in the Samirpur of Hamirpur District, Punjab, British India.[3] He has two sons, named Arun Thakur and Anurag Thakur. The latter is also a politician and has been a member of the 14th and 15th Lok Sabhas.

Early career[edit]

Dhumal started his career as an Assistant with the Life Insurance Corporation of India, having completed his post-graduation in English Literature and a degree in Law, while, first working with LIC and later as a teacher with the Panjabi University Evening College Jalandhar and then educated from Doaba College, Jalandhar city.[4]

Political career[edit]

His political career has started when BJP stalwart Thakur Jagdev Chand, the then-sitting MLA of Hamirpur, refused to contest from Hamirpur parliamentary constituency in 1984. Dhumal lost that election but won in 1989 and 1991.[5] He represented Hamirpur until 1996, when he lost to Vikram Singh.

Dhumal became a Member of the Legislative Assembly in March 1998 and was Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh also.[citation needed]

Achievements[edit]

He served as the leader of opposition in state legislative assembly of Himachal Pradesh before winning the Lok Sabha by-election in 2007 from Hamirpur.[6] In the December 2007 elections, the BJP won the elections to the Vidhan Sabha and he became Chief Minister.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hon'ble Minister, Himachal Pradesh". Hpvidhansabha.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  2. ^ "Hon'ble Minister, Himachal Pradesh". Hpvidhansabha.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  3. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/slideshow/himachal-pradesh-cm-candidates_62.html
  4. ^ "Hon'ble Minister, Himachal Pradesh". Hpvidhansabha.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Dhumal leads BJP to power in HP - Oneindia News". News.oneindia.in. 2007-12-28. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  6. ^ "HP ex-CM Dhumal wins Hamirpur LS bypoll". Rediff. 2007-06-05. 
  7. ^ Dhumal is BJP's CM candidate for Himachal. Daily Pioneer. November 26, 2007

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Preceded by
Virbhadra Singh
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
30 December 2007 - December 2012
Succeeded by
Virbhadra Singh