Yagya Dutt Sharma

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Yagya Dutt Sharma
Governor of Odisha
In office
7 February 1990 – 1 February 1993
Preceded bySaiyid Nurul Hasan
Succeeded bySaiyid Nurul Hasan
Personal details
Born(1922-09-21)21 September 1922
Punjab, British India
Died4 July 1996(1996-07-04) (aged 73)

Veer Yagya Dutt Sharma (21 October 1922 in Takhatgarh village, Ropar district, Punjab, India – 4 July 1996 in New Delhi)(formerly known as `Banarsi Dass Chandan' was an Indian politician, who has been associated with RSS and one of the founding member of Bhartiya Jan Sangh, was a member of fourth and sixth Lok Sabha representing Amritsar and Gurdaspur parliamentary constituencies in Punjab during 1967-70 and 1977-79. He was also a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. His memorable contribution in establishing Bhartiya Jan Sangh in the rural areas of hills of Punjab ( Kangra Una Hamirpur & Shimla)which are presently the part of Himachal Pradesh deserves a special mention . He was the Governor of Odisha from 1990 to 1993.[1][2]

An ayurvedic physician by profession, he worked to improve indigenous system of medicine and to promote the ayurvedic system of medicine. During the famines of 1943 in Bengal and Kangra-Kula valley in 1945-46, he along with a team of doctors from Punjab provided relief to the famine-stricken people.

He also worked for the relief and rehabilitation of refugees in 1947 and rendered medical assistance to the sick.


  1. ^ "Brief History of Odisha Legislative Assembly Since 1937". ws.ori.nic.in. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2012. NAME OF THE GOVERNORS OF Odisha
  2. ^ http://orissa.gov.in/e-magazine/orissaannualreference/OR-Annual-2009/pdf/405-418.pdf

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Preceded by
Saiyid Nurul Hasan
Governor of Odisha
Feb 1990– Feb 1993
Succeeded by
Saiyid Nurul Hasan