|Born||2 September 1956|
|Died||25 December 2016(aged 60)|
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Alma mater||B.Com, S A Jain College, 1971|
Raj Khurana (2 September 1956 – 25 December 2016) was an Indian politician and socialist from Punjab who was an Ex- Minister (Finance), Punjab. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Khurana previously held the finance portfolios for Badal government and served as the Member of legislative assembly(india) for the constituency of Rajpura, Punjab. He had the privilege to serve Rajpura as an M.L.A for three tenures.He has been a chairman of many trusts and societies. He has both socially and economically been a representative of the Bhawalpur society.
Raj Khurana was born to Sh. Piara Lal in Rajpura. Lal was a migrant from Pakistan who worked in Rajpura as a laborer. After facing all the hardships and difficulties in life, his financial conditions improved over the passage of time and he ended up becoming a commission agent in the grain market of Rajpura. Later he gained popularity due to the fact of him being one of the founding members of Lions Club, rajpura. He spent the later part of his life as a social worker and remained engaged in organizing medical eye camps. He also contributed a lot in the development of his city. These values passed on to his son, who later turned out to be a celebrated politician of the city Rajpura.
Raj Khurana obtained his primary education from K.K Public School, Rajpura. He obtained his bachelors from S.A. Jain College.
Following the footsteps of his father, Raj Khurana started his career as a commission agent in the grain market, Rajpura in 1971. Soon, things took a turn, and then he began dealing in a fertilizer business. In this business, he gained great prosperity and also received highest sale awards for an outstanding performance in trading.
Raj Khurana stepped in politics as a Congress representative.He held office for MLA,Rajpura twice as a congress representative for a period of ten years.Later he became a supporter and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.As a B.J.P. representative he won the election in 2007 and become the Member of Legislative Assembly from Rajpura Constituency.He served the people of Rajpura for five years (i.e from 2007 to 2012).This was the golden period for the people of Rajpura when they felt that their thoughts were considered and nicely executed by their leader.
Raj Khurana was married to Raj Kumari on 2 March 1976. The couple have three children, two daughters and a son.