Governor

BIO-DATA OF SHRI HANS RAJ BHARDWAJ, HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

Name: Shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj

Father’s Name: Late Shri Jagan Nath Prasad Sharma

Mother’s Name: Late Shrimati Sarti Devi

Date of Birth: 17-05-1937

Birth Place: Village Garhi, P.O.Sampla, Distt. Rohtak (Haryana)

Maritial Status: Married On 29 February 1960

Spouse Name:  Shrimati Prafulata Bhardwaj

No. of Children: Two Daughters, One Son

Permanent Address:

Village Garhi Sampla, P.O. Sampla, District Rohtak, Haryana

Present Address:

Raj Bhavan Bangalore,KarnatakaMobile : 9868181043

Educational Qualifications:

M.A., LL.B., Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa)Educated at G.B.C.High School, Rohtak, B.M.College, Shimla, Agra University and Panjab University, Chandigarh

Profession:

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Positions Held:

1972-77 Public Prosecutor for Delhi Administration in Delhi High Court 1980-March 1982 Senior Standing Counsel for State of Uttar Pradesh in the Supreme Court of India April 1982 Elected to Rajya Sabha April 1988 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha April 1988-90 Senior Vice-President, Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi 31 Dec.1984 - Nov.1989 Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice 21 June 1991-2 July 1992 Minister of State (Independent charge) in the Ministry of Planning and Programme Implementation 3 July 1992-May 1996 Minister of State in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs April 1994 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha 1996 -2004 Member, Committee of Privileges, Rajya Sabha 1998 - Feb. 2004 Member, Committee on Home Affairs April 2000 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha May 2000 - 2004 Member, Advisory Council of the Delhi Development Authority30 May 2002 - 2004 Member, Business Advisory Committee22 May 2004 onwards Minister of Law and JusticeApril 2006 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Books Published:

(i) Law, Lawyers and Judges, (ii) Soul of India and (iii) Crime, Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests:

Criminal Justice and Legal Aid Programmes

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation:

Gardening and farming

Countries Visited:

U.K., U.S.A., Mexico, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cyprus, Germany, Algeria, France, Libya, Poland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Republic of South Korea, Switzerland, Finland, Austria and Mauritius

Other Information:

Participated in law conferences and seminars at Bangkok, Tokyo, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Manila, Fletcher School of Diplomacy at Tuffts University in Boston (U.S.A.); attended the 4th Congress of the Edek Socialist Party of Cyprus at Nicosia, International Law Association Conferences held in Seoul in 1986 and Warsaw in 1988, Commonwealth Law Ministers Conference in Mauritius in 1994, Malaysia in 1996 and in Ghana, 2006; Leader of parliamentary delegation to the Republic of Korea in 1989; Honorary Chairman, International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Member, (i) Bar Associations of District Court, Delhi, the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India, (ii) Bar Association of India, (iii) Legal Affairs Committee for Asian Games, 1982, (iv) Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission for Education and Culture, 1982-84, (v) Law Asia, (vi) International Law Association and (vii) United International Advocates (U.I.A.)