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Yashwant Sinha was born ( 6 November 1937 in Patna) in Patna, Bihar into a Kayastha family. Sinha is an Indian politician and a former finance minister of India (1990–1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and March 1998 – July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) and foreign minister (July 2002 – May 2004) in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet.
He is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is now the single most dominant party of the Indian parliament after the 2014 general election. His son Jayant Sinha, a consultant and investor, won the 2014 elections for the Hazaribagh constituency.
DOB (Place of Birth)
6 November 1937 (Patna, Bihar, India)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Mrs. Nilima Sinha
Jayant Sinha, Sumant Sinha, Sharmila
Masters Degree in Political Science in 1958. Subsequently, he taught the subject at the University of Patna till 1960.
Civil Service career
Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1960 and spent over 24 years holding important posts during his service tenure. He served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate and District Magistrate for 4 years. He was Under Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Finance Department of the Bihar Government for 2 years after which he worked in the Ministry of Commerce as Deputy Secretary to the Government of India.
From 1971 to 1973, he was First Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian Embassy, Bonn, Germany. Subsequently, he worked as Consul General of India in Frankfurt from 1973 to 1974. After working for over seven years in this field, he acquired experience in matters relating to foreign trade and India's relations with the European Economic Community. Thereafter, he worked in the Department of Industrial Infrastructure, Government of Bihar State and in the Ministry of Industry, government of India dealing with foreign industrial collaborations, technology imports, intellectual property rights and industrial approvals.
He later was Joint Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Surface Transport from 1980 to 1984, his main responsibilities were road transport, ports and shipping. He resigned from service in 1984.
|1984||Joined Janata Party|
|1986-88||General Secretary, Janata Party|
|1988||Member, Rajya Sabha|
|1989||Member, Committee on Petitions, Rajya Sabha|
|1990||Joined Janata Dal (Samajwadi) after split in Janata Dal|
|1990-91||Union Cabinet Minister, Finance|
|1995-1996||Member, Bihar Legislative Assembly|
|1995-1996||Member, Leader of Opposition, Bihar Legislative Assembly|
|1998||Elected to 12th Lok Sabha|
|1998 - 1999||Union Cabinet Minister, Finance|
|Member, Parliamentary Pay Committee|
|1999||Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)|
|1999-2002||Union Cabinet Minister, Finance|
|1 Jul. 2002 - 2004||Union Cabinet Minister, External Affairs|
|2004||Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term)|
|Sep. 2004-2009||Member, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex, Rajya Sabha|
|Oct. 2004-2009||Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs|
|Jun. 2006||Member, Press Council of India|
|2009||Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha (3rd term)|
|6 Aug. 2009||Member, Committee on Public Accounts|
|31 Aug. 2009 - 5 May||Chairman, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs|
|40299||Member, Committee on Public Accounts|
|40305||Chairman, Committee on Finance|
Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 and joined active politics as a member of the Janata Party. He was appointed All-India General secretary of the party in 1986 and was elected Member of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Indian Parliament) in 1988.
When the Janata Dal was formed in 1989, he was appointed General Secretary of the party. He worked as Minister of Finance from November 1990 to June 1991 in Chandra Shekhar's Cabinet.
- He became the National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party in June 1996.
- He was appointed finance minister in March 1998.
- In his autobiography Drohkaal ka Pathik, released in November 2013.
- He was appointed as Minister for External Affairs on 1 July 2002.
- He re-entered the Parliament in 2005.
- On 13 June 2009, he resigned from the post of vice-president of BJP
Lecturer, Political Science, Patna University, 1958-60; joined I.A.S. in 1960; Deputy Commissioner, Santhal Paraganas; Chairman, (i) D.T.C., Delhi and (ii) Drafting Committee of the UNCTAD Conference on Shipping in Geneva; Consul-General of India, Frankfurt, West Germany; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Bihar; Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Shipping and Transport; and sought premature voluntary retirement from I.A.S. in 1984 to join politics