|Dr. Hans Raj Bhardwaj was born on
17th May 1937 at Village Garhi Sampla of District
Rohtak in Haryana. His father, Late Pt.
Jagan Nath Prasad, served as one of the Security
Officers of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first
Prime Minister of India. His mother Late
Shrimati Sarti Devi, was a religious lady.
Dr. Bhardwaj, was married to Shrimati Prafulata
Bhardwaj, in February, 1960 and blessed with one
son and two daughters.
He was first elected to Rajya
Sabha from the State of Madhya Pradesh in April,
1982. He was re-elected from the same State
in year 1988, 1994 and 2000. For his fifth
term in year 2006, he was elected to Rajya Sabha
from the State of Haryana. He resigned the
membership of Rajya Sabha on 26th June, 2009,
before assuming office of Governor of Karnataka.Dr.
Bhardwaj had also been the member of several
Parliamentary Committees such as the Committee of
Privileges, Standing Committee on Home Affairs,
Business Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha.Dr.
Bhardwaj was inducted in the Council of Ministers
as Union Minister of State of Law and Justice from
31st December, 1984 to November, 1989, Minister of
State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of
Planning and Programme Implementation from 21st
June 1991 to 2nd July, 1992, Minister of State for
Law, Justice and Company Affairs from July, 1992
to May 1996, Cabinet Minister for Law and Justice
from May 2004 to May 2009.
He has so far visited countries
such as United Kingdom, United States of America,
Mexico, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand,
Cyprus, Germany, Algeria, France, Libya, Poland,
the Netherlands, Malaysia, Republic of South
Korea, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Mauritius,
and South Africa.