RESUME SUMMURY OF DR. PROF. HONG KI KIM
1964-08-15 – As the leader of the 2nd Emigration Group to Brazil, comprising 500 plus immigrants from Korea, Dr. Kim moved to Brazil, where he helped them settle down in the new country, he stayed on as the leader of the Korean Community in Brazil.
1974 – Passed the Bar Exam. and obtained the license to practice law in Brazil.
1975-1979 – Attended and graduated from the Graduate Course of Law School of Sao Paulo State University, completing the Course of Master & Ph.D of Law, receiving the honor in 1986.
1975-1982 – Taught as Professor at the School of Law of Sao Francisco University in Brazil (in the field of Constitution, Civil Law, and Philosophy of Law).
1977-1982 – Taught as Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration of Sao Francisco University (for the Course of Macroeconomics Law and The Theary of State).
1982 – Elected President of Korean Lawyers Association in Brazil.
1982-1986 – Elected and served as Substitute Member of the Sao Paulo State Assembly
1982-1986 – Served as the Deputy Treasurer (a Caucus Member) of the Social Democratic Party in the State Committee of Sao Paulo
1983 – Participated as a Member of Brazil’s Parliamentarian Delegation for the IPU (International Parliamentarian Union) Conference held in Seoul, Korea.
1986-1990 – Served as the Head of the International Diplomatic Council of the National Reconstruction Party of Brazil in the State of Sao Paulo.
1987 – Initiated (in a Joint-Collaboration with the Korean National Bar Association) the Creation Committee of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL, currently comprising 10,000-plus members across the Globe) in the capacity of 1st Vice-chairman.
1988-1993 – Served as Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL).
1990 – Elected as Effective Candidate in the Primary for Brazilian National Congress.
1991 – Participated in the IPU – International Parliamentarian Union – Congress held in Pyongyang, North Korea, as a Member of Brazilian Parliamentarian Delegation of 22 integrants, in the capacity of Advisor of the Head of the Delegation and as its Spokesman, which brought together 1,200-plus Parliamentarians from World-over.
1992 – Visited Pyung Yang, North Korea, at the behest and invitation of Kim, Dal Hyun, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economics, as Representative of Brazil’s Federation of Commerce and, in particular, the National Steel Co. (VDRC), to negotiate 1 million ton of iron-ore import per annum from Brazil, which was concluded successfully.
1992 – Served as a member of the Advisory Council of International Trade of the Sao Paulo State Association of Commerce, including but not restricted to the work of creation of MERCIFUL (South American Common Market).
1993 – Elected as the Overseas Chairman of the International Association of Korean Lawyers in the San Francisco World Annual Conference, and moved to USA, setting up its head-office in Los Angeles.
1995 – Assisted President Mikhail Nicolaev. of Sakha Republic of Russian Federation in the capacity of his Counselor on his state visit to Republic of Korea and helped sign a Treaty and MOU for the Project of installation of 5,100km long natural-gas pipeline from Sakha Republic to Republic of Korea thru China-Phung Yang-Seoul.
1995 – Inducted to Chairmanship of Brazilian Chapter of the GCS (Global Cooperation Society), a UN-Affiliated NGO.
1995 – Inducted to the Honorary Professorship of the National University of Sakha Republic.
1996 – Appointed as UN Representative of GCS (Global Cooperation Society).
1996 – Assigned to take charge of diplomatic negotiations with the UN Authorities for the hosting in Korea of the World Congress of the UNAffiliated NGOs, first ever outside of the New York UN building, which thru his enduring efforts from UN Sec-Generals Bhutros Galli to Kofi Annan tenure was finally held in 1999 in Seoul successfully.
1996 – Inducted to chair to represent at the UN the “10 Million Separated War-Family Reunion Promotion Congress”.
1998-2002 – UN NGO Executive Committee Chairwoman Dr. Elaine Valdgy’s Counselor
1999-2002 – Inducted to International Counselorship of the Fifa World-Cup Soccer Organization of Korea.
Hon. Prof. of the National University of Sakha Republic
Hon. Chairman of the International Association of Korean Lawyers
UN NGO Representative of The Global Cooperation Society (GCS)
Hon. Prof. of Yan Bian University of China
Hon. Chairman of The Law & Justice Organization of Korea.
Counselor of the International Association of Korean Politicians
Hon. Chairman of Korean Culture Center of USA
International counselor of The Korean National
Counselor of Indo-China Friendship Association
Counselor of the Federation of Korean Women Organizations (5 million members)
Dr. Elaine Valdov
Dr. Elaine Valdov, a NGO representative to the United Nations, is a peace and human rights activist, and conflict resolution specialist. She is a human capacities advocate, empowering persons to reach their higher potentials and become transformational change agents for a better world.
She lectures internationally and is best known for her championship of causes, and calling persons to step forward (1) to help accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals (addressing critical world issues including eradicating poverty and hunger, empowering women and strengthening gender equality, and providing for quality health, education and a sustainable environment, etc.) and (2) to promote the UN international movement for creating a “Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World”.
For over 3 decades, Dr. Valdov has held many NGO positions at UN Headquarters, bringing together thousands of persons from around the world and empowering them to find their role in creating a culture of peace. Among these positions are: Chair – Executive Committee of NGOs Affiliated with United Nations DPI (now: Global Communications); Chair – NGO Committee on the United Nations University for Peace; Vice-Chair – NGO Millennium Forum; Co-Convenor – The Seoul International Conference of NGOs; Director – “Task Force on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality”; Director”Campaign for a Culture of Peace” (part of the “World Week of Peace”).
Dr. Valdov has led and helped to development many international NGOs. She was the Executive Director of “The World Water Organization” and Co-Founder and Secretary General of the “Youth Assembly at the UN”. She has also been a director of mental health facilities and trauma programs in the US and abroad. Following September 11, she was the Director of “9/11 Family Relations” and Co-Founder of 9/11 “Kid’s Corner” and “Finding New Hope” – helping families deal with man-made and natural disasters.
Today, she continues her work of empowering persons, from all walks of life, to find their passion and calling to make a better world, through the building of “International Peace Ambassadors“, “The International Young Leaders’ Vision Summits”, and “The International Peace Academy. In additional to her international work, she is a Board Certified Psychotherapist and Professional Transformational Lite Coach and Leadership Coach – focusing on “Making a Difference in The World”.
Dr. Valdov has received many esteemed awards including “Woman of the Year / Youths of the UN and “The University Medal of Highest Honor“ / Kyung Hee University
Bhubaneswar Kalita (born 1 April 1951) is an Indian social worker, politician and was a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) elected from Assam being an Indian National Congress candidate. He quit his party on 5 August citing the party is opposed to national interest and is paving its own way for destruction.He joined BJP on 9 August 2019.He Was Elected Unopposed To Rajya Sabha On 18 March As A Bharatiya Janata Party CandidateHe has completed Masters in Arts in 1974 and L.L.B.in 1978 from Gauhati University. Earlier he had studied B.A. from Cotton College, Guwahati in 1971 and had done Matriculation from Rangia High School at Rangia in 1967.
Baroness Shreela Flather
Flather served as a Councillor from 1976 to 1991; as Deputy Mayor and as Mayor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead; and as a Justice of the peace from 1971 to 1990.She became a life peer for the Conservative party on 11 June 1990 as Baroness Flather, of Windsor and Maidenhead in the Royal County of Berkshire.She was the first Asian woman to receive a peerage. In 1998 she resigned as the Conservative whip over the demotion of Viscount Cranborne for his actions to reduce the impact of the 1999 House of Lords Act. She rejoined the party in 1999, but left a second time in 2008, since when she has sat as a crossbencher.
Flather attended University College London. She has served as Deputy Mayor and as Mayor for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
She has also been a teacher of English as a second language and a member of the Conservative Women’s National Committee. Flather has been recognised as Asian of the Year 1996. She has served senior posts in various organisations involved in refugee, community, race relations and prison work. She was also shortlisted for the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award in 2015 for her outspoken work on women’s rights, and she remains in the directory of the Grassroot Diplomat Who’s Who publication.
As a member of the House of Lords, she gained attention for wearing a sari and for being among the first ethnic minorities in the house.
Flather is a distinguished supporter of Humanists UK and an honorary associate of the National Secular Society. She is one of the Vice Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group.She lives in Maidenhead.
She is patron of the UK population concern charity, Population Matters.she has been a board member of Marie Stopes for 17 years.
Her most important contribution has been to help create a memorial to the volunteers from the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and the Caribbean who fought with the British in two World Wars. These volunteers who number nearly 5 million had all but been forgotten. Her own father volunteered in the First World War and was a stretcher bearer in Mesopotamia. The Memorial Gates stand on Constitution Hill near Hyde Park Corner.
In September 2011 during a Parliamentary debate on welfare, she singled out Bangladeshi and Pakistani immigrant communities in the United Kingdom and accused them having a large number of children in order to be able to claim welfare benefits. She claimed the issue did not apply to British families of Indian origin as they “they are like the Jews of old. They want their children to be educated.”Her comments were not well-received by the government. Labour Party MP Michael Dugher later condemned her and said that her views were “ignorant” and unacceptable – she later admitted that her statement had “gone too far.”
Flather made further controversial comments in November 2012, when she defended Conservative election strategist Lynton Crosby, during an incident where he used an offensive term referring to Muslims at a meeting when he was working for Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. She said: “I don’t condone swearing, but Lynton is right to say it is pointless for the Conservatives to chase Muslim votes. They are all on benefits and all vote Labour.”
In 2015 she again was accused of bigotry for implying that consanguineous marriages, which are common in India and account for up to 23% of marriages in South India, were uniquely problematic in the Pakistani community. She also called for a ban of Halal meats in the UK.
Pratap Chandra Sarangi
Pratap Chandra Sarangi (born 4 January 1955), was a Minister of State in the Government of India for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He is a Politician from Balasore, Odisha and serves as a National Executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He won Odisha Legislative Assembly, two times: from 2004 to 2009 and from 2009 to 2014, both times from Nilagiri constituency. He revolutionalised primary education in rural areas through the innovative concept of community funded Ekal Vidyalaya or single teacher schools.
Pratap Chandra Sarangi was born on 4 January 1955 in the village of Gopinathpur, Nilagiri, Balasore into a Brahmin family. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Fakir Mohan College, Balasore under Utkal university in 1975.
Since his childhood, Sarangi was a spiritual seeker. He wanted to become a monk of the Ramakrishna Math. He made several visits to Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Order in Howrah, West Bengal. The monks of the Math discussed with Sarangi about his desire and examined his biodata. They came to know that Sarangi’s widowed mother was alive. They insisted that he should go back and serve her. After his return to his village, he became involved in various social activities.
Sarangi taking charge as the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, in New Delhi on June 04, 2019.
Initially, Sarangi served as a district level volunteer of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and also worked for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal.[better source needed] He opened schools for the poor called Samar Kara Kendra, under the Gana Shikhsa Mandir Yojana in tribal villages in Balasore and Mayurbhanj District[better source needed].
His main part of his life is as a Head Clerk in Nilgiri College, Nilgiri, Balasore, Odisha. He also contested in the 2014 Indian general election from Balasore, Lok Sabha constituency as a BJP candidate, which he lost. He contested again in the 2019 Indian general election from Balasore, Lok Sabha constituency as a BJP candidate, in which he defeated the Biju Janata Dal candidate and sitting MP, Rabindra Kumar Jena, by a margin of 12,956 votes.
In 1999 Australian Christian missionary Graham Staines and his two children were burnt to death whilst sleeping in their station wagon in the village of Manoharpur-Keonjhar in Odisha, allegedly by a gang of Bajrang Dal. Pratap Sarangi was the chief of the Bajrang Dal during the year 1999. After the trial, a man named Dara Singh who had links to the Bajrang Dal, and 12 others were convicted of the crime in 2003. Mr. Sarangi denied the fact saying that the investigation was not done in an unbiased and proper way. The high court in Odisha commuted a death sentence for Singh two years later and freed 11 others who were sentenced to life-term prison citing no evidence against the accused, including Pratap Sarangi. Although an official inquiry by the Wadhwa Commission, found no evidence of any one single group’s involvement in the attack, 13 people associated with Bajrang Dal were later convicted. Another official inquiry by the National Commission for Minorities found that the killers cheered ” bajrang dal Zindabad” before the attack.
He was also arrested on charges of rioting, arson, assault and damaging government property after a 2002 attack on the Orissa state assembly by Hindu right-wing groups, including the Bajrang Dal.
Mahamegha Bahan Aira Kharbela Swain (born 25 October 1953) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He had represented the Balasore constituency of Odisha and was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He is the founder of the new political party Utkal Bharat.
He resigned from Utkal Bharat Party and Rejoin Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2019 in the presence of central Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
Utkal Bharat was a political party of Odisha, India. Kharbela Swain is its founder and was its president. Utkal Bharat was formed on 2 February 2010. After its formation, the party has faced Athagarh bypoll election with the candidate named “Bratati Chatterjee”, then panchayat, municipality, and general election as well.
Together with the Aama Odisha Party, Utkal Bharat sought an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2014 Indian general election. However, no deal was reached with the BJP. Afterward, Utkal Bharat and Aama Odisha Party formed an alliance of their own, deciding to contest elections jointly on the earthen pot symbol (allotted to the Aama Odisha Party by the Election Commission of India). Including the party, BJP declared mahamenta (a grand alliance) in Odisha, Arun Jaitley and Chandan Mitra came to Odisha to declare the alliance and talk held between Mahamegha Bahan Aira Kharbela Swain, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Arun Jaitley, Chandan Mitra, Braja Tripathy and other BJP leaders but after arriving at Delhi they broke the alliance. The party Utkal Bharat says there held an agreement between BJD and BJP government.
After the general election, the party gave 67 candidates in Jilla Parishad elections but did not win any seats. Now the party has organised “Odisha Bhagya Pariwartan Yatra” to reach near the people of Odisha. Later on, the party leader returned to BJP in 2019 election.
Sarat Kumar Kar
Sarat Kumar Kar (5 September 1939 – 12 October 2020) was a politician and writer from Odisha, India. He was a member of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) political party.
He was a member of the 6th Lok Sabha (1977–80) and was elected three times (2000–04, 1990–95 and 1971–74) to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Mahanga. Kar became the Minister for Education and Culture in 1971 in the Bishwanath Das led coalition Government. He was probably the youngest Cabinet Minister in Odisha’s political history and the record remains intact till today. He was elected as a Janata Party (Lok Dal) MP in 1977 from Cuttack after defeating Congress stalwart and the then sitting Union Minister, Shri J.B.Patnaik. He was the speaker of the Twelfth Assembly from 10 March 2000 to 21 May 2004.
He joined politics in 1964 after completing his master’s degree in Political Science from the prestigious Allahabad University. During his Allahabad University days, he had the opportunity to interact with Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri who inspired him to join politics. Shri Kar participated in the political meetings of Shri Shastri and became a member of the AICC. Shri Shastri asked him to meet Shri Biju Patnaik after returning to Odisha. Shri Kar met Shri Biju Patnaik. Biju babu took a liking for him and Shri Kar remained his close confidant till Biju babu’s death.
Shri Kar wrote four poetry books (Druta Bilambita, Manthan, Romanthan and Ananya), one long fiction (Samayara Jete Dheu), one spiritual book and hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines on literary, social, spiritual and political topics in Odia. He was a prolific orator on politics and culture. A great devotee of Lord Jagannath, he gave commentary on the Lord’s Car Festival (“Rath Yatra”) on All India Radio, Doordarshan and private TV channels for the last 45 years.
His spouse, Smt. Anima Mishra Kar, is a retired Professor in English. She is an accomplished singer and was an “A” Grade artist for All India Radio, Cuttack through the 1960s to the 1990s. His elder son, Shri Suman Kar is a lecturer in English in Bhubaneswar. His younger son, Shri Sobhan Kar, is an Indian Revenue Service officer and works for the Government of India at New Delhi.
Shri Kar died on 12 October 2020 from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in India, aged 81
Lalit Mansingh (born 29 April 1941) is a former Indian diplomat. He was the Foreign Secretary of India from 1999 to 2000, and Indian Ambassador to the United States from 2001 to 2004. Prior to this, he was Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1998 to 99. Lalit Mansingh is the son of Odia poet and educationist Mayadhar Mansingh.
Mansingh was born and brought up in Odisha as the middle son of Odia poet Mayadhar Mansingh. He was born at Nandala, in Puri district of Odisha. He graduated with a master’s degree in Political Science, receiving a gold medal for being top of the class. He was a Research scholar and Faculty for short period in American Studies Programme at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was married to Odissi dancer Sonal Mansingh. The couple is now divorced.
Jaswant Singh, Donald Rumsfeld and Lalit Mansingh
Lalit Mansingh has remained a lecturer in the Post-Graduate Department of Political Science, Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He joined Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, in June 1963 and was the topper of his batch. He became High Commissioner to Nigeria (1993–95) and Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (1980–83) and in Nigeria with concurrent accreditation to Benin, Chad and The Cameroons. Apart from that he also served in various diplomatic capacities in Geneva, Afghanistan and Belgium.
He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington, DC, 1989–92 and remained the Dean of Foreign Service Institute, India, from 1995 to 1996., apart from serving as Director-General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs .
Mansingh is a member of an international group called the Non Official Group of Friends (NGF) of Sri Lanka which aims at assisting that country in its post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. He is part of a Track II dialogue between India and Pakistan focusing on confidence building measures between the two nuclear armed neighbors.
Other engagements – Overseas: Member, Board of Trustees, International Crisis Group, Brussels; Member, Asia Pacific Leadership Network, Canberra; Member, International Advisory Council, APCO Worldwide, Washington D.C.and International Advisory Council Member in APCO Worldwide
In India: Chairman World Cultural Forum India; President, India Strategic Forum, Vice President, Maha Bodhi Society of India; Chairman, Political Science Association, Ravenshaw University; Vice President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Prof Emeritus at the Foreign Service Institute of India; Member, Governing Body of Development Alternatives, New Delhi and Gram Vikas, Odisha.
He is also Diplomatic Advisor to the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Chairman, FICCI India-US Policy Group.
He was awarded the Kharavela Samman (Kharavela Award) by Odisha Governor in February 2009
Subhash Maharia (born 29 September 1957) was a union minister of state, rural development in Government of India. He was minister from 1999 to 2004. He was a leader of Bharatiya Janta Party and was a member of 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha from Sikar in Rajasthan now, he is a leader of Indian National Congress from November 2016.
He was born on 29 September 1957 in village Kudan in the Lakshmangarh Sikar District, Rajasthan in the family of Brijmohan Maharia. He graduated from S.K. College in Sikar. He is an athlete and represented his state and university in many national competitions. He married Sushma Maharia on 12 December 1980. They have a son and a daughter.
The two Jat leaders, who switched to the Indian National Congress (on 1 November 2016), are former Union Minister Subhash Maharia and former MP Hari Singh. Maharia, a three-time MP and a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, is a prominent Jat leader and was once the national vice president of BJP Kisan Morcha.
1998: Elected to 12th Lok Sabha
1998 – 1999: Member, Committee on Urban and Rural Development and its Sub-Committee-II on Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment. Member, Joint Committee on the Functioning of Wakf Boards, Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism
1999: Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (second term)
1999–2004: Union Minister of State, Rural Development
2004: Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
2010: Member B.J.P. National Executive
2011: National Vice President BJP Kisan Morcha.
Patron : All India Budokan Karate Federation ; Member, B.J.P. Election Committee, Rajasthan, since 1998 ; President – District Sahakari Sangh, Sikar; Secretary, Industries Association, Rajasthan;
Profession : Agriculturist, Political – Social Worker and Industrialist. He has widely visited countries like Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia as a representative of Eicher Tractors Ltd. in August 1986. He also led the Indian Delegation to ASIAN COUNTRIES SUMMIT to Cambodia, Sri Lanka, etc. during his tenure as Union minister of GOVT OF INDIA (1999–2004). Mr.Maharia also addressed United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S.A. in October 2007 as a member of Indian delegation to United Nations.
Sports and clubs
Table tennis; President, Zila Olympic Sangh, Sikar; Vice-President, Rajasthan Olympic Association; represented Rajasthan in National Athletics; won, (i) Silver Medal in 800 metre race; and (ii) Gold Medal in Rural National Games; Best Athlete in school games, 1975–76; First position holder in 400 and 800 metre race in University of Rajasthan, 1977, 1978 and 1979; represented Rajasthan at Inter University-Athletic Meets, 1977, 1978 and 1979 .
Spent most of his life in the silver as well as the millennium city of India, with a keen interest in writing right from his childhood, Mr. Abasar Beuria had started writing columns/articles for local magazines and newspapers. After a brief stint as a college lecturer ,he cracked the civil services exams,deciding to go for the Foreign Services instead of staying peacefully in the country as an IAS or IPS officer,at a time when very few used to opt for that. Mr. Beuria credits his interest in travelling and visiting new places for this decision. Representing India in seven different countries, Abasar Beuria has dabbled in a band of varied cultures. With a few books to his credit and having returned to his native state after retirement, he likes spending time getting involved in literature and other varied activities.
Padmashri Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (born 14 March 1931) is an Indian professor, linguist, social scientist and author. He was the founder-director of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and former chairman of Institute of Odia Studies and Research, Bhubaneswar. Pattanayak was awarded Padma Shri in 1987. for his contribution to formalize, and adding Bodo language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India. He also take a major role led Odia language to acquire the status of a “classical language”.
Debi Prasanna Pattanayak delivering keynote speech at International Conclave for Odia language 2015, New Delhi
Multilingualism in India
Intensive Hindi course: drills
Language and Social Issues: Princess Leelavathi Memorial Lectures
Papers in Indian Sociolinguistics
An Introduction to Tamil Script, Reading & Writing
Multilingualism and mother-tongue education
Language Policy and Programmes
Advanced Tamil Reader, Part 1
An Outline of Kumauni Grammar
Language and Cultural Diversity: The Writings of Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Volume 2
Language, Education, and Culture
A Controlled Historical Reconstruction of Oriya, Assamese, Bengali, and Hindi
Orissa, Oriya and the Multilingual Context
Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Britain and India
An Introduction Ti Tamil Script, Reading & Writing
An Introduction to Tamil Script, Reading & Writing
Kalinga Sahitya Samman 2014 
Tigiria Samman 2011 
Padma Shri, 1987 
PhD (Ravenshaw University)
Kedar Singh Rawat
Kedar Singh Rawat is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Rawat is a second time member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly from the Yamunotri constituency in Uttarkashi district. He has been an MLA from 2007-2012 and has presently won second time in 2017 from Yamunotri.
Has been active in political life since college days when he was elected the general secretary from DAV college dehradun .
Has been a successful lawyer before quitting practise and contesting elections since 2002 when Uttarakhand first went into elections .