Dr. Yoganand Shastri

Name of the Party

Indian National Congress

No and Name of the Assembly Constituency



Father’s Name

Late Sh. Mahashay Prahlad Singh Arya

Mother’s Name

Smt. Dharm Kaur

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Village Bhadani, Jhajjar, Haryana

Marital Status


Date of Marriage


Spouse’s Name

Dr. Damyanti Shastri


Two Daughters and One Son

Educational Qualifications

M.A., Ph.D (Ancient Indian History, Culture, Archeology)


Reader in Saheed Bhagat Singh College

Permanent Address

C-24, Gitanjali Enclave, New Delhi.

Present Address

As above.

Phone & Mobile No


Position Held

Active in Politics since 1971, Treasurer, Delhi Youth Congress during 1974-77; Organizer University Teachers Congress (I) during 1977-84, Joint Secretary, Delhi Pradesh Congress (I) during 1991-94;

Elected in Assembly election held in 1998, Minister of Food and Supply, From (December,1998 to December,2001), Again elected as MLA in 2003 and was  Minister of Health and Social Welfare Govt. of Delhi. Elected for the fourth assembly in 2008 and elected Speaker of the fourth Assembly

Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments Social and Cultural Activities

Wrote a Documentary Tiranga & Film on National Movement Promoted by Ministry of I & B GOI,

Wrote a Book Named “PRACHIN BHARAT MAIN YADHEY GANRAJYA” based on Culture & relationship of various tribes of ancient India.

Executive Member “Sarvdeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha”, Member “VidyaSabha Gurukul Kangri Viswavidyalaya-Haridwar”, Member” Sanskrit Academy” Delhi Government.

Languages Known

Hindi, English

Special Interest, Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Social Work, Reading.

Sports and Clubs


Countries Visited

France, Mexico, Japan, Koyato, Turkey, Greek, Spain and Purtugal