Himanta Biswa Sarma Date of Birth
Politician Himanta Biswa Sarma was born on 1 February 1969 at Jorhat, Assam, India. He is 50 years old.
Himanta Biswa Sarma Family
He married Riniki Bhuyan Sarma. The couple has two children, Nandil and Sukanya.
Himanta Biswa Sarma Biography
Sarma passed his Schooling from Kamrup Academy School, Guwahati in 1985 and joined Cotton College, Guwahati for further studies. He was General Secretary (GS) of Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) from 1991 to 1992.
He did his graduation in 1990 and post graduation in 1992 in political science from the Cotton College, Guwahati.
People elected Dr Sarma to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Jalukbari for the first time in 2001. Later people re-elected him in 2006 and then for the third consecutive term in 2011 with a record margin of more than 75,000 votes.
Himanta Biswa Sarma Minister
Dr Sarma held important portfolios (both state and cabinet) as Minister of State for Agriculture, Planning & Development, Finance, Health, Education, and Assam Accord Implementation from 2002 to 2014.
During his tenure as Planning & Development Minister Dr Sarma, had introduced many innovative welfare schemes for the people of Assam. Soon Chief Minister appointed him as Cabinet Minister for Health in 2006.
The health sector in Assam had witnessed a massive transformation and it is under his leadership that three Medical colleges in Jorhat, Barpeta and Tezpur came up. Later he also initiated work for five more medical colleges which are now in various stages of implementation.
Himanta Biswa Sarma BJP
Dr Sarma joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 23 August 2015 at the residence of Amit Shah at New Delhi. Later BJP leadership appointed him as the party’s Convener of the Election Management Committee for the upcoming Assembly Elections in the state.
In May 2016, Dr Sarma won Jalukbari constituency for the fourth consecutive term. Soon he was sworn in as Cabinet Minister on 24 May 2016 and has been allotted portfolios like Finance, Health & Family Welfare, Education, Planning & Development, Tourism, Pension & Public Grievances.
Given his political acumen and massive popularity across the North East, the Party has also appointed him as convener of North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA)
Himanta Biswa Sarma Badminton
On 23 April 2017 Dr Sarma was unanimously elected as President of Badminton Association of India. Dr Sarma has been the president of the Assam Badminton Association. He also became the president of the Assam Cricket Association in June 2016.