- Minister of Commerce and Industry and Textiles of India
Studied in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Lawyer and Politician. 1972, joined the Youth Congress; 1977, President, State Youth Congress; 1984, elected to Parliament; 1985, President, Indian Youth Congress; Chief Spokesman, Indian National Congress Party. Since May 2009, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Textiles. Member, Sports Authority of India. Interests: autism and disabilities, philosophy and history, Indian and western classical music, cricket, hiking, travelling.