Mahajan was the Secretary of the Current Affairs Society during his college years. He was the President of the Nurpur Municipal Committee for five consecutive terms. He was the founder member of Indian Youth Congress. He has represented the Indian National Congress as one of the member delegation in the International Socialist Conference held in Lisbon. He was the President of the Kangra District Congress Committee and Pradesh Congress Committee for three terms.
He visited Russia on an Indo-Soviet Friendship Mission. He also represented the country in the United Nations as a member of the parliamentary delegation. He was honoured with the Vaikunth Bhai Mehta Award by the Co-Operative Sector on 31 March 2003 in Delhi.
Mahajan was elected to the State Legislative Assembly first in 1977 and then again in 1982, 1985, 1993 and in 2003. He also remained an Member of Parliament for the Kangra Parliamentary Constituency from 1996 to 1998. He was the Revenue Minister (at Cabinet rank) from May 1980 to January 1985. He was also the Transport Minister (of Cabinet rank) from 1985 to 1990. He was the Chairman of Committee on Estimates from 1994 to 1995 and Rural Development Minister (at Cabinet rank) from 6 March 2003 onwards.
He died from cardiac arrest at Escort Hospital. He had been hospitalized to undergo an angioplasty earlier that week, but had been discharged after surgery.
- "Veteran Cong politician Sat Mahajan dies". Indian Express. 1927-07-27. Retrieved 2012-09-01.
- Official Profile of Sat Mahajan @ hpvidhansabha.nic.in
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