Ram Prakash

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Dr. Ram Prakash
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1939-10-05) 5 October 1939 (age 77)
IndiaVillage Tangore, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Vijay Kumari
Residence Kurukshetra
Alma mater University of Delhi
Charles University, Prague
Profession Politician
Social Worker
Religion Hindu
As of July 10, 2011

Dr. Ram Prakash (Hindi: डॉ.राम प्रकाश) (Urdu: ڈاکٹر.رام پرکاش‎) is an Indian politician and a leader of Indian National Congress party. He is Member of the Parliament of India representing Haryana in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament and currently he is also the chancellor of Gurukul Kangri University[1]

Early life[edit]

Dr Ram Prakash son of SH. Prabhu Dyal, was born on 5 October 1939, in village Tangore, Kurukshetra district of Haryana (formerly Punjab), India, of OBC (Other Backward Castes), Vishwakarma background.[2] Through sheer dint of hard work, he passed his MSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, and thereafter taught at this institution for long years.[3] Later, he joined the new Kurukshetra University as the Pro-Vice Chancellor for a while.

Entry in Politics[edit]

He entered politics in 1990-1991 and in 1999 won the local elections on an Indian National Congress party ticket.


Being close to the Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he eventually rose to be Working President of the INC party in Haryana and, in due course, was elevated to the Rajya Sabha in 2008.

Personal life[edit]

Dr Prakash was married in 1966, to SM. Vijay Kumari, and has two sons by his marriage. He lives mostly in Kurukshetra, Haryana, and also at New Delhi.

Positions Held[edit]

Year Position Party/Organisation
1991–1996 M.L.A, Thanesar INC
1991–1993 State Minister for Science, Technology and Electronics INC
2005 Working President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee INC
2007–2008 Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha INC
2007–Present Member, Committee on Rural Development INC
2008 Member, Committee on External Affairs Member INC
2008 Re-Elected as M.P., Rajya Sabha INC
2010 Member, Committee on Official Language INC
2012–Present M.P., Rajya Sabha INC

Social Views[edit]

Dr Ram Prakash is a strong supporter of the Arya Samaj movement in Hinduism. He is also a prominent Vedic scholar and speaker with many books to his credit