Ramesh N Pokhriyal
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A brief biography
As in 2019, May
Born: July 15, 1959
Before starting his political journey, Nishank, 59, worked as a teacher in Shishu Mandir, a school under R S S’s Vidya Bharti, in Dehradun. His R S S background came handy when this gardener’s son joined the BJP. In 1991, he was first elected from Karnaprayag assembly seat to the UP assembly for the first time.
He went on to win the seat again in 1993 and 1996. He was a minister in the UP cabinet and then in 2000, after Uttarakhand was formed, Nishank bagged high-profile portfolios. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Uttarakhand chief minister.