Past Governors detail

Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma
Governor of Gujarat
From 24/07/2004 To 29/07/2009
Date of Birth : 05/07/1925
Date of Demise :
Place of Birth : Dausa, Rajasthan
Family Status : MarriedTwo sons
Details of the life sketch of
Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma

Detailed Profile :-

Name : Shri Nawal Kishore Sharma
Date of Birth : 05/07/1925
Place of Birth : Dausa, Rajasthan
Father's name : Late Pandit Mool Chand Sharma
Marital Status : Married
Spouse's Name : Late Smt.Munni Devi
Children : Two sons
Permanent Address : B-50, Janata Colony, Jaipur- 302004 (Rajasthan). Tel.No.(0141) 2601723

Educational Qualifications :-

B.A., LL.B and Sahitya Visharad. Educated at Maharaja College, Jaipur, Agra University, Agra.

Profession :-

Advocate and Agriculturist.

Position Held :-

  1. Chairman, Municipal Board, Dausa 1951-56
  2. Member, Jaipur District Board from 1952-1956
  3. Pradhan, Panchayat Samiti 1961-65
  4. Elected to Lok Sabha (Fourth) 1968
  5. Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Fifth) 1971
  6. Secretary, Congress Parliamentary Party 1971-72
  7. Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings 1972-73
  8. Chairman, Joint Select Committee on Companies (Amendment) Bill 1972-74
  9. Secretary, Publication Committee of AICC and the Editor of Socialist India and Socialist Bharat, Congress History Project Committee and other publications of the AICC (1973-1977)
  10. Joint Secretary, AICC 1974-77
  11. Elected to Lok Sabha (7 th ) for the third time 1980
  12. President, I.N.T.U.C, Rajasthan 1980-82.
  13. President, Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee, Rajasthan 1982-85
  14. Chairman, NAFED 1983-1985
  15. Elected to 8th Lok Sabha for the fourth time 1984
  16. Union Minister of State, Finance Nov-Dec.1984
  17. Union Minister of State (Ind.Charge), Petroleum & Natural Gas 1985-86
  18. Secretary, A.I.C.C., Member of Working Committee 1986-87, 1992-94 and 2003.
  19. Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission 1994-96.
  20. Elected to 11th Lok Sabha for the fifth time 1996
  21. Elected MLA from Jaipur Rural Constituency 1998
  22. Chairman of Rajasthan Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee 2000 to Nov.2003
  23. Chairman, (PUC), Rajasthan Assembly - 1998-2003

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :-

  1. Editor of Socialist India' and Socialist Bharat'; Columnist
  2. Honoured with Honorary D'Litt for his Gandhian ideology and constructive work by Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth University, Varanasi in 1998.
  3. Has worked as Secretary of Gandhi Smriti (Rajghat) for nearly three years.
  4. Member of the Board of Rural Electrification Corporation, Govt.of India for Jaipur District Rural Electrification which was a pioneer programme for Rajasthan and the success of the programme in this District led to large scale rural electrification in many districts of Rajasthan.

Social and Cultural Activities :-

  1. Upliftment of Adivasi people and removal of untouchability.
  2. Organised convention for non-resident Rajasthanis living in and outside the country.
  3. Organised national and international sports events Kavi Sammelan and Mushara to celebrate the golden jubilee celebrations.

Special Interests :-

Participated in the freedom movement during his student life. He has great interest for development of Khadi and Gramodhyog (village industry) and Cooperative Movement, tribal welfare and is associated with the activities of Rajasthan Adim Jati Sevak Sangh and has also been associated with for long with the activities of Harijan Sevak Sangh which looks after upliftment of Scheduled Castes. He takes keen interest in creating awareness of education amongst the minorities and is associated with a few minority educational institutions. He is concerned with the unemployment problem of the youth more particularly rural and through khadi institutions he wants to encourage village artisan and rural youth to set up of cottage industries. He has been associated with Khadi Movement and constructive work for more than 40-50 years. He holds a responsible position in the Sanchalak Mandal of Kshetriya Khadi Samiti, Dausa for nearly 40 years. This is one of the pioneer khadi institution in the country. He is also an active member of the Sanchalak Mandal of Udyog Mandir, Amber. He has also keen interest in Indian culture and its development and Sanskrit language.

As member of Parliament, he visited various countries of the world including U.K., U.S.A, Argentina, Brazil, Vietnam, Uganda, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mauritius, China, South African countries, Cuba, Hungry, Switsarland, Germany and almost all States of former USSR. He attended as the Leader of the Indian delegation in Norway in a conference which was organized by UNESCO and also visited Sweden and Denmark.