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Sukh Ram
Other Name(s) Sukhram Full name Sukh Ram Sharma Profession(s) Politician and Agriculturist Names Earned • Pandit Sukh Ram
• King of Mandi
• Kingmaker of Himachal Physical Stats & More Height (approx.) in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 5” Eye Colour Brown Hair Colour Salt & Pepper Politics Political Party Indian National Congress (1962-1997), (2019-May 2022)
Logo of Indian National Congress

Himachal Vikas Congress (6 July 1997-dissolved in 2004)
Himachal Vikas Party electoral symbol

Bharatiya Janata Party (2017–2019)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flag

Political Journey Political Journey
1962-1963: Member of the Territorial Council, Himachal Pradesh
1963-1985: Member of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
1963-1984: Represented Mandi Assembly Seat
1967-1972 and 1980-1985: Minister, Himachal Pradesh (held various portfolios)
1972-1977: General Secretary, PCC(I), Himachal Pradesh
1984: Elected to Lok Sabha (Eighth) and served as the junior minister in Rajiv Gandhi government
An old photo of Sukh Ram with Rajiv Gandhi
September 1985-October 1986: Union Minister of State, Defense Production and Supplies
October 1986-February 1988: Union Minister of State, Planning
February 1988-December 1989: Union Minister of State, Food and Civil Supplies (Independent)
1991: Re-elected to Lok Sabha (Tenth)
July 1992-January 1993: Union Minister of State, Planning and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge) and Minister of State, Non-conventional Energy Sources
January 1993-May 1996: Union Minister of State, Communications (Independent Charge)
1996: Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) for the third time
1997: Split from Congress
6 July 1997: Formed an independent political party Himachal Vikas Congress
Sukh Ram on the day of launching Himachal Vikas Party
1998: Post poll alliance with the BJP
1998: Contested the Assembly Elections from Mandi Sadar (won by a huge margin of 22000+ votes)
2004: Himachal Vikas Congress merged with Congress
2007: Announced retirement from electoral politics
2017: Joined the BJP
2019: Rejoined the Congress Party Personal Life Date of Birth 27 July 1927 (Wednesday) Birthplace Arnyana, Kotli Tungal (Kotli), Mandi, British Punjab (now Himachal Pradesh, India) Date of Death 11 May 2022 Place of Death AIIMS, New Delhi Age (at the time of death) 94 Years Death Cause Cardiac Arrest Zodiac sign Leo Nationality Indian Hometown Arnyana, Kotli Tungal (Kotli), Mandi, British Punjab (now Himachal Pradesh, India) College/University • Panjab University, Chandigarh
• Law Faculty, Delhi University, Delhi Educational Qualification(s) • BA from Panjab University, Chandigarh
• LLB from Law Faculty, Delhi University, Delhi Religion Hinduism Caste Brahmin Address Samkhetar Street, Mandi Town-175001, Himachal Pradesh Controversy Sukh Ram was sentenced to jail for five years in 2011 for his involvement in corruption which was conducted while he was serving as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology in 1996. He was convicted of taking Rs 3 lakh as a bribe from a private firm Haryana Telecom Ltd (HTL) for giving a contract of Rs 30 crore to supply 3.5 lakh conductor kilometres (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the Telecom Department. As per a leading newspaper, during the hearing of his case in the Delhi Court, Sukh Ram said,
“I(Sukhram) am an 86-year-old person and attending the trial for the past 12 to 13 years. I suffer from old age-related ailments and have lost my wife. Therefore, a lenient view may be taken. As such it is not a case where the government has lost any money. The CBI allegation was that he (Sukhram) took bribe but no financial loss has been caused to the Government exchequer.”
In reply, the CBI prosecutor said,
“He is a “habitual offender” and sought maximum punishment for him.”
While talking to the reporters, Sukh Ram said,
“Despite the fact that age is not on my side, I have not lost hope for justice. I am the victim of a political conspiracy. My fight will continue till I come out clean from the court of law.” Relationships & More Marital Status (at the time of death) Widower Marriage Date 6 August 1953 Family Wife/Spouse Late Ram Devi Children He had two sons and three daughters. One of his sons Anil Sharma is a politician from BJP, agriculturist, businessman.
Sukh Ram with his son Anil Sharma Parents Father– Late Shri Bhav Dev
Mother– Name Not Known Siblings He had nine siblings. Other Relative(s) Grandson(s)- 2
• Aashray Sharma (politician)
Sukh Ram with Aashray Sharma
• Aayush Sharma (actor; married to Arpita Khan)
Sukh Ram with his son and grandson Money Factor Assets/Properties (as of 2009) • Movable Assets and Immovable Assets: Rs 4.25 crore
• Cash: Rs 3.61 crore
• Jewellery: Rs 10.29 lakh
• Bank Balance: Rs 4.29 lakh
• Household Articles: Rs 10.30 lakh
Gross Total: 8.10 crore (approx.)