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Anand Sharma
Commerce and Industry, Textiles
Career Highlights :

B.A., LL.B.

Profile :

State
Himachal Pradesh 

Party Name
Indian National Congress 

Father's Name
Late Shri P.A. Sharma  

Mother's Name
Prabha Rani Sharma  

Date of Birth
5 January 1953  

Place of Birth
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)  

Marital Status
Married on 23 February 1987  

Spouse's Name
Dr. (Smt.) Zenobia Sharma  

Children
Two sons  

Educational Qualification
B.A., LL.B. Educated at R.P.C.S.D.B. College, Shimla and Faculty of Law, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla   

Profession
Lawyer   

Positions Held

April 1984
Elected to Rajya Sabha 

April 2004
Elected to Rajya Sabha 

29 Jan. 2006 - 22 May 2009
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs 

22 May 2009 onwards
Minister of Commerce and Industry  

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests
Associated with a number of social, sports organizations and in All India NGO in disability sector

Favourite Pastimes 
Cricket, hiking, travelling, reading books on philosophy and history; listening to Indian and western classical music

Countries Visited
Widely Travelled

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