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Detailed Profile: Shri Sharad Yadav

NameShri Sharad Yadav
Constituency from which I am electedMadhepura
Father's NameLate Shri Nand Kishore Yadav
Mother's NameSmt. Sumitra Yadav
Date of Birth01 Jul 1947
Birth PlaceBabai, Distt. Hoshangabad (Madhya Pradesh)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 15 Feb 1989
Spouse NameDr. Rekha Yadav
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:1   No.of Daughters:1
State NameBihar
Party NameJanata Dal (United)
Permanent AddressWard No. 19, P.O., P.S. & Distt. Madhepura, Bihar
Present Address7, Tughlak Road,New Delhi - 110 003Tel. (011) 23792738 Telefax. (011) 23017405
Email idsharadyadava[at]gmail[dot]com
Educational QualificationsB.Sc., B.E. (Electrical) Educated at Robertson College and Jabalpur Engineering College, Jabalpur,Madhya Pradesh
Positions Held
1974Elected to 5th Lok Sabha in bye-election
1977Re-elected to 6th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
President, Yuva Janata Dal
1978General-Secretary, Lok Dal
President, Yuva Lok Dal
1986Elected to Rajya Sabha
1989Elected to 9th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1989-97General-Secretary, Janata Dal
Chairman, Janata Dal Parliamentary Board
1989-90Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles and Food Processing Industries
1991Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (4th term)
Member, Public Accounts Committee
1993Leader, Janata Dal Parliamentary Party
1995Working President, Janata Dal
1996Re-elected to 11th Lok Sabha (5th term)
Chairman, Finance Committee
1997President, Janata Dal
1999Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (6th term)
13 Oct.1999 - 31 AugUnion Cabinet Minister, Civil Aviation
1 Sep. 2001- 30 Jun.Union Cabinet Minister, Labour
1 Jul. 2002 - 15 MayUnion Cabinet Minister, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
2004Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Business Advisory Committee
Member, Committee on Water Resources
Member, General Purposes Committee
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs
2009Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (7th term)
31 Aug. 2009Chairman, Committee on Urban Development
Sports and ClubsHockey, kabbadi and wrestling
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationArticles on Socio-Political issues, reading and listening to music
Other InformationGold Medalist in B.E. from Jabalpur Engineering College; President, Students Union, Jabalpur, Engineering College, 1971; influenced by the teachings of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia; active youth leader and participated in a number of mass movements; Detained under MISA during 1969-70, 1972 and 1975; played a significant role in the implementation of Mandal Commission recommendations

Source: Lok Sabha