Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh


Current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh



At present, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh is Shri Virbhadra Singh. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. This is his sixth term as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He served in the same position from 1983 to 1990, from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2007. He once more became the CM of the state on December 30, 2007, replacing Prem Kumar Dhumal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

When was Virbhadra Singh Born?



Born: June 23, 1934.

Spouse of Virbhadra Singh



Smt. Pratibha Singh.

Parents of Virbhadra Singh



Sir Padam Singh and Virbhadra.

Children of Virbhadra Singh



In 1954, Virbhadra Singh married Princess Ratna Kumari. The couple had a son and five daughters of whom four daughters survived. They are Princesses Abhilasha, Anuradha, Jyotsna and Meenakshi. In 1985, Virbhadra Singh married Pratibha Singh with whom he had a son and daughter.

Assembly constituency of Virbhadra Singh



The Assembly Constituency of Virbhadra Singh is Mandi constituency.

Academic career



Virbhadra Singh did his schooling from Colonel Brown Cambridge School in Dehradun and from Bishop Cotton School in Shimla. He did his graduation from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, from where he obtained a BA Honours degree and he further pursued his post-graduation course from Delhi University.

Political career of Virbhadra Singh



Virbhadra Singh was elected as a member of Lok Sabha in 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1980. He was the member of Indian Delegation to the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1976. He was also the Deputy Minister of Tourism Civil Aviation in Government of India from December 1976 to March 1977. From September 1982 to April 1983, Singh was the Minister of State for Industries in Government of India. He was twice elected to the State Legislative Assembly from Jubbal-Kotkhai Constituency.

From April 1983 to March 1990 and from December 1993 to March 1998, Virbhadra Singh was the Chief Minister of the State and from March 1998 to March 2003, he was the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly. He has been appointed as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh five times. On 25th December 2012, Virbhadra Singh was resigned as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the sixth time.

Positions held by Virbhadra Singh



Given below are the various positions which Virbhadra Singh occupied at different occasions:

Year Positions Held
1962 Elected to 3rd Lok Sabha.
1962-2007 Member, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly (7 times)
1967 Re-elected to 4th Lok Sabha.
1971 Re-elected to 5th Lok Sabha.
1976-77 Deputy Minister, Tourism and Civil Aviation
1980 Re-elected to 7th Lok Sabha
1982-83 Minister of State, Industries
1983-90, 1993-98, 2003 Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.
1998-2003 Leader of Opposition, Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
2009 Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha
31 May 2009 - 18 January 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Steel
19 January 2011 Union Cabinet Minister, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
25 December 2012 Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh.


Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh (Shimla)
Sr.no. Chief Ministers Name Took Office Left Office Party Name
1 Yashwant Singh Parmar 03/08/52 10/31/56 Indian National Congress
  President's rule 10/31/56 07/01/63  
2 Yashwant Singh Parmar 07/01/63 01/28/77 Indian National Congress
3 Thakur Ram Lal 01/28/77 04/30/77 Indian National Congress
4 Shanta Kumar 06/22/77 02/14/80 Janata Party
5 Thakur Ram Lal 02/14/80 04/07/83 Indian National Congress
6 Virbhadra Singh 04/08/83 03/08/85 Indian National Congress
7 Virbhadra Singh 03/08/85 03/05/90 Indian National Congress
8 Shanta Kumar 03/05/90 12/03/93 Bharatiya Janata Party
9 Virbhadra Singh 12/03/93 03/23/98 Indian National Congress
10 Prem Kumar Dhumal 03/24/98 03/05/03 Bharatiya Janata Party
11 Virbhadra Singh 03/06/03 12/30/07 Indian National Congress
12 Prem Kumar Dhumal 12/30/07 12/20/12 Bharatiya Janata Party
13 Virbhadra Singh 12/20/12 Present Indian National Congress


Last Updated on : 12/24/2012