YASHWANT SINHA Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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Yashwant Sinha was born on November 6, 1937 in Patna, Bihar. He completed his academic career in Patna and received his Masters Degree in Political Science in 1958 with 1st class. After that he was appointed as a teacher in Patna University. But Sinha’s destiny chose another path and he qualified for the coveted Indian Administrative service in 1960. From 1971 to 1973, he was the first Secretary (Commercial) in the Indian Embassy, Bonn, Germany. Then he worked as Consul-General of India in Frankfurt from 1973 to 1974.


Sinha resigned from the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 and joined active politics as a member of Janata Party. He was appointed All-India General Secretary of the party in 1986 and was elected member of the Rajya Sabha in 1988. He also became the Finance Minister in 1991 in Chandrashekhar’s cabinet. Later, he joined B.J.P. in 1996. He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Hazaribagh and then became India’s Finance Minister in 1998. Presently, he is India’s Foreign Minister.