Kashiram Rana

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Kashiram Rana
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Kashiram Rana
Union Minister for Textiles
In office
1998 – 25 May 2003
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Succeeded by Syed Shahnawaz Hussain[1]
Union Minister for Rural Development
In office
25 May 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Venkaiah Naidu
Succeeded by Raghuvansh Prasad Singh
Member of Lok Sabha, Surat
In office
1989–2009
Preceded by C. D. Patel
Succeeded by Darshana Jardosh
Personal details
Born (1938-04-07)7 April 1938
Surat,india, India
Died 31 August 2012(2012-08-31) (aged 74)
Ahmedabad, India
Spouse(s) Late Pushpa Rana
Children 2 sons, 4 daughters
Alma mater South Gujarat University, Surat[2]
Profession Lawyer, Politician
Religion Hinduism

Kashiram Rana (7 April 1938 – 31 August 2012) was an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India. In 1989, he was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Surat constituency in Gujarat. He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 from the same constituency. He served as a union cabinet minister in the department of textiles, twice, in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA govt during 1998-2004. He died on 31 August 2012.[3][4]

Rana was being increasingly sidelined within the BJP and recently he had sided with Keshubhai Patel and played a pivotal role in forming the Gujarat Parivartan Party.

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