Vijay Bahuguna Biography

Vijay Bahuguna is the Chief Minister of the state of Uttarakhand and was sworn in on March 13th 2012. Born in Allahabad, Bahuguna obtained a bachelors degree and then a degree in law from the Allahabad University in Allahabad. He began working as an advocate in the Allahabad High Court, finally rising to the ranks of a judge and serving in the Bombay High Court. He resigned from his position as a judge in 1998 to join politics.

Mr. Bahuguna is the son of the Late. Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, who was a prominent politician and freedom fighter and also served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. A member of the Indian National Congress Party, Mr. Bahuguna represents the Tehri Garhwal Lok Sabha constituency of Uttarakhand. Bahuguna is a member of the 15th Lok Sabha and was also a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He is the first former judge to be Chief Minister of a state. Vijay Bahuguna has a sister, Rita Bahuguna, who is also a politician and is a leader in the Congress party and presides over the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee. Bahuguna is married to Sudha Bahuguna and they have three children.