Bimla Kashyap Sood

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Bimla Kashyap Sood
MP-Rajya Sabha
In office
ConstituencyHimachal Pradesh
Personal details
Born(1942-02-26)26 February 1942
Political partyBhartiya Janta Party
Spouse(s)Late Shrawan Kashyap Sood
Residence10/10, Old Butail Building, Middle Bazar, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171001
Alma materPunjab University
ProfessionSocial worker, Politician

Bimla Kashyap Sood (born 26 February 1942) is an Indian politician, Social worker and a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) elected from Himachal Pradesh, India being a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Kashyap Sood was born in Chail village in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. She is a graduate of Punjab University, Punjab in Bachelor of Arts. She married Shrawan Kashyap Sood on 11 June 1962. She has one son and two daughters.[1]


In 1990s, Kashyap Sood was actively involved in literacy campaign in Himachal Pradesh through a Non-Government Organisation "Lotus Welfare Society". In 1999, she founded "Manavi", an N.G.O. aimed at family counselling and women's welfare. During 1998-2003, she held Councillor post in Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Director at "Himachal Pradesh State Co-operative Bank", "Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Ltd." and director of "Mahila Vikas Nigam", Shimla.[1]

She was elected to Rajya Sabha in April, 2010. She served as a member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Committee on water resources and Committee on transport, tourism and culture.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "WebPage of Smt. Bimla Kashyap Sood Member Of Parliament (RAJYA SABHA)". Retrieved 21 March 2014.