Date of Birth 21 September 1964
Dr Rama Shankar Katheria was born in Nagariyasarawha, Etawah (Uttar Pradesh). During his early childhoom, he was associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and this facilitated his education also. He completed his PhD from Kanpur University. He worked as a pracharak of the RSS in Agra for 13 years. He was a Professor of Hindi at the Agra University where he has taught Dalit Chetna (Dalit upliftment) and wrote several books on the subject.
Dr. Katheria was appointed as a National General-Secretary of the BJP in August 2014 and, in October, he was made in charge of the Chhattisgarh and Punjab states. In the November cabinet expansion, Narendra Modi has inducted Dr. Katheria as a Minister of State in the Human Resource Development Ministry.
Updated 3 April 2016, 13 Sep 2015