Department of Public Relation:Government of Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar

Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar was born on July 1, 1950 at Udaipura in Raisen district. An MBBS, Dr. Shejwar is also an agriculturist. He is fond of going round villages and playing badminton.

Dr. Shejwar became a member of Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh during student life and started working actively for Jan Sangh. He was also an office-bearer of Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal’s students union. Elected to Vidhan Sabha for the first time at the age of 27 years in 1977, Dr. Shejwar was appointed Parliamentary Secretary of Public Health & Family Welfare Department. He was also State Vice-President of Janata Yuva Morcha. Dr. Shejwar was again elected to Vidhan Sabha in 1980 and given responsibility of Chief Whip of BJP Legislature Party. He was also a member of Public Accounts Committee and Petition Committee. He was elected to Vidhan Sabha for the third time in 1990 and became Chairman of Delegation Committee. He was also Minister of State for Home, Aviation, General Administration and Public Health & Family Welfare. He was re-elected to Vidhan Sabha in 1993 and became a member of Public Accounts and Petition committees. He also discharged responsibility of BJP Legislature Party’s General Secretary. He was also State Vice-President of BJP Scheduled Caste Morcha.

Dr. Shejwar was elected again to Vidhan Sabha in 1998. He was Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from February 2, 1999 to September 1, 2002. He was also Chairman of Vidhan Sabha’s Privilege Committee.

Dr. Shejwar was again elected to 12th Vidhan Sabha from Sanchi constituency in 2003. He was inducted as Cabinet Minister in Sushri Uma Bharti’s Council of Ministers and given significant portfolios like Energy, Public Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education and General Administration. Dr. Gaurishankar Shejwar joined Shri Babulal Gaur’s Council of Ministers on August 27, 2004. Dr. Shejwar was again inducted as Cabinet Minister on August 27, 2007.

Dr. Shejwar was elected to 14th Vidhan Sabha from Sanchi constituency in 2013. He took oath as Cabinet Minister on December 21, 2013.