Jagat Prakash Nadda

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Jagat Prakash Nadda
Jagat Prakash Nadda
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
In office
9 November 2014 – 10 th
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Preceded by Harsh Vardhan
Member of the Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Himachal Pradesh's Minister of Environment,Forest,Science & Technology
In office
2007–2012
Himachal Pradesh's Minister of Health, Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs
In office
1998–2003
Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
for Bilaspur
In office
2007–2012
Preceded by Tilak Raj Sharma
Succeeded by Bumber Thakur
In office
1993–2003
Preceded by Sada Ram Thakur
Succeeded by Tilak Raj Sharma
Personal details
Born (1960-12-02) 2 December 1960 (age 57)
Patna, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Dr. Mallika Nadda
Children 2

Jagat Prakash Nadda (born 2 December 1960) is an Indian politician. He is currently the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare[1] and member of Rajya Sabha from Himachal Pradesh and Parliamentary Board Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party.[2] Earlier, he was a Minister in Himachal Pradesh Government.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born on 2 December 1960 in a Brahmin family[4] to Dr. Narain Lall Nadda and Shrimati Krishna Nadda. He was educated at St. Xaviers School, Patna. Thereafter he did his B.A. from Patna College, Patna University and LL.B. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. As a child, he represented Bihar State in the All India Junior Swimming Championship held at Delhi.[5] On 11 December 1991, he married Dr. Mallika Nadda and now the couple have two sons. His mother-in-law is former Member of 13th Lok Sabha elected from Jabalpur Jayshree Banerjee.

Political career[edit]

Nadda was first elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in the election of 1993, he was subsequently re-elected in 1998.

During his first term, he served as the Leader of his party group, from 1994 to 1998. He was the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs during his second term.[6]

Nadda was elected for another term in the 2007 elections. After Prem Kumar Dhumal formed a government, he inducted Nadda in his cabinet, as cabinet minister responsible for Forest, Environment, Science and Technology, from 2008 to 2010.[6]

Nadda did not seek re-election to the Legislative Assembly in 2012, and instead got elected to Rajya Sabha, Indian Parliament's upper chamber.[6] In 2014, during a cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made Nadda, the Minister of Health.[7]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Harsh Vardhan
Minister of Health and Family Welfare
9 November 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent