Yagya Dutt Sharma

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Yagya Dutt Sharma
Governor of Odisha
In office
7 February 1990 – 1 February 1993
Preceded by Saiyid Nurul Hasan
Succeeded by Saiyid Nurul Hasan
Personal details
Born (1922-09-21)21 September 1922
Punjab, British India
Died 4 July 1996(1996-07-04) (aged 73)
Nationality Indian
Profession Politician
Religion Hindu

Yagya Dutt Sharma (October 21, 1922, Takhatgarh village, Ropar district, Punjab, India - July 4, 1996, New Delhi) was an Indian politician, a member of fourth and sixth Lok Sabha representing Amritsar and Gurdaspur parliamentary constituencies in Punjab during 1967-70 and 1977-79. He was also a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He was the Governor of Odisha from 1990 to 1993.[1] [2]

An ayurvedic physician by profession, he worked to improve indigenous system of medicine and to promote the ayurvedic system of medicine. During the famines of 1943 in Bengal and Kangra-Kula valley in 1945-46, he along with a team of doctors from Punjab provided relief to the famine-stricken people.

He also worked for the relief and rehabilitation of refugees in 1947 and rendered medical assistance to the sick.

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Preceded by
Saiyid Nurul Hasan
Governor of Odisha
Feb 1990– Feb 1993
Succeeded by
Saiyid Nurul Hasan