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22 September 2022 5 mins read

List of Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

22 September 2022 5 mins read
List of Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh has multiple cities. Since the chief Minister is in charge of running the state government daily, the position is both constitutional and significant. This blog article will list all the current and former chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh. Check out this page for more details.

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Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

Do you know who the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh is? If not, do not worry. We have brought together a tilt of all the past and present chief ministers of Himachal Pradesh. Let’s get started.

1. Yashwant Singh Parmar Former CM

Political figure Yashwant Singh Parmar served as the state of Himachal Pradesh’s first Chief Minister and was a prominent member of the Indian National Congress. He was born into a Rajput family in the village of Chanhalag, close to Bagthan, in the formerly princely state of Sirmour. He attended Christian College in Lahore for his undergraduate studies before earning his PhD from Lucknow University in 1944. He represented Himachal Pradesh in the constituent assembly when it was constituted in 1946 when India became a republic.

Working years: 1952-56, 1963-71, 1971-77

Leading Party: Indian National Congress

Facts –

  •  Dr Y.S. Parmar was the first to take pride in referring to himself as a “Pahadi,” which gave the   rest of us a unique identity in which we now take great pride.
  • In Suket State, he organised a Satyagraha Movement that eventually led to the establishment of Himachal Pradesh in 1948.
  • He loved the traditional Pahadi cuisine, attire, & way of life in the hillsides.
  • He even wrote & published a book titled “The Social and Economic Background of Himalayan Polyandry,” which at the same time earned honor and criticism.

2. Thakur Ram Lal

From the Jubbal Kotkhai constituency, Thakur Ram Lal was elected to the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in 1957. He then won the nomination from the same constituency in 1962, 1967, 1977, 1980, and 1982.

On January 28, 1977, he was named the second Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He served as the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha’s opposition leader. On February 14, 1980, he was named the state’s Chief Minister once more.

Later, he retained the position of Andhra Pradesh Governor. He appointed Baskar Rao, Andhrapradesh’s finance minister as chief Minister. While the state’s current CM, Sri N.T. Rama Rao, undergoing surgery in the US, established his reputation as a notorious figure. Ram Lal has been decisively elected nine times from the Jubbal Kotkhai constituency to the Vidhan Sabha since 1957. He was appointed to the state assembly in 1977 despite the worst anti-congress wave ever, earning 60.2% of the total votes.

Working years: 1977, 1980-83

Leading Party: Indian National Congress


  • He has kept up with sports, six times representing the state in the national Kabaddi competition and serving as its Captain three times.
  • He served as the Central Students’ Association’s General Secretary at Himachal Pradesh University.

In 1971, he was chosen as the best cadet from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Himachal Pradesh as well as the strongest National Cadet Corps cadet on an All India level.

3. Shanta Kumar

Jagannath Sharma and Kaushalya Devi gave birth to Shanta Kumar in Garh Jamula, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. He graduated from Delhi Law College with an LL.B and Panjab University with a B.A. in arts. He began political work when he was elected as a Panch in the Gram Panchayat for Garhjamula in 1963. He was later selected to assist as a Panchayat Samiti member in Bhawarna and the Kangra Zilla Parishad president.

Former Himachal Pradesh’s third chief minister, current Lok Sabha member, and former Union Minister of Government of India is Shanta Kumar. He is a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party and served in the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the most senior Minister.

Working years: 1977-80, 1990-92

Leading Party: Bharatiya Janata Party


  • The Vivekananda Medical Research Trust in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, was led by him.
  • He specializes in a lot of constructive and literary activities, including writing.
  • During his second term as chief minister, he implemented the “No Work, No Pay” policy to deal firmly with the government employees on work stoppage.

Books Written by Shanta Kumar –

  • Dharti Balidan Ki, 1962
  • Himalaya Par Lal Chhaya, 1964
  • Vishwa Vijeta Vivekanand, 1968
  • Lajo, 1976
  • Man Ke Meet, 1976
  • Kaidi, 1976
  • Jyotirmayi, 1977
  • O Pravasi Meet Mere, 1977
  • Mrigtrishna, 1980
  • Kranti Abhi Adhoori Hai, 1985
  • Deewar Ke Us Paar, 1995
  • Rajneeti Ki Shatranj, 1997
  • Tumhare Pyar Ki Pati, 1999
  • Vrinda, 2007
  • A Patriot monk Swami Vivekananda, 2012

4. Virbhadra Singh

A politician from India named Virbhadra Singh was the fourth Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for six terms and 21 years. He was the chief of the Indian National Congress party. He was elected nine times to the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha as a member of the legislative assembly and five times to the Lok Sabha as a member of parliament. Virbhadra Singh was more commonly referred to as Raja Sahib. Singh has served as Himachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister for the longest.

Singh studied at Bishop Cotton School, St. Edward’s School, and Colonel Brown Cambridge School in Shimla, Dehradun, then earned a B.A. Honors from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Working years: 1983-90, 1993-98, 2003-07, 2012-17

Leading Party: Indian National Congress


  • In the Indian Army, he held the honorary rank of Captain.
  • He is also known as king (Raja) and has been a worship figure by people of upper Himachal area.
  • By the London-based Institute of Directors for Contribution in Promoting Environment, Wild Life, Environment Governance and Eco-Tourism, he received the Silver Elephant Award for Contribution to the Scouts and Guides Movement and the Golden Peacock Environment Leadership Award.

5. Prem Kumar Dhumal

Prem Kumar Dhumal, born on April 10 1944 was the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate. Following his schooling at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar and Doaba College in Jalandhar, he holds degrees in M.A. (Eng) and LL.B. He was recruited as a lecturer at a Punjabi private college.

Working years: 1998-2003, 2007-12

Leading Party: Bharatiya Janata Party


  • He has authored numerous essays on politics, culture, sports, and other national problems, occasionally appearing in top newspapers.
  • He has also served as the college literary society’s general secretary and the campus magazine editor

6. Jai Ram Thakur

Political figure Jai Ram Thakur, born on January 6, 1965, is now the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. He has been appointed to the Himachal Pradesh Assembly five times and has won every election since 1998. He formerly worked as a cabinet minister for the Himachal Pradesh BJP government.

During his graduation from Vallabh Govt. College Mandi, he was introduced to the ABVP. He won his first election while running under the ABVP’s flag, which marked the start of a prolonged affiliation with the organisation.

Working year: Current chief Minister 2017

Leading Party: Bharatiya Janata Party


  • He is a cheerful social worker because he occasionally plans blood donation camps. Being the Chairman of the General Development Committee and the Educational Committee, Vice-Chairman of the State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, Chairman of the Rural Planning Committee, as well as the Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, he is regarded as one of the most dedicated and diligent politicians in Himachal Pradesh.
  • He is the 14th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and the first Chief Minister from Mandi.
  • He has served five terms as an MLA in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly.
  • From 2007 until 2012, he served as both the rural development and panchayati raj minister.

These were Himachal Pradesh’s former and present chief ministers. We hope you found this information helpful. Keep checking back for more stuff like this. Keep learning and growing your knowledge up until then!

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