Harsh Vardhan is the incumbent minister at the Ministry of Science & Technology. He also holds the charge of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the BJP-led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He represents Chandni Chowk in Delhi as an MP in the 17th Lok Sabha. He was also the Chief Ministerial candidate for the BJP in the 2013 Delhi assembly election.
Harsh Vardhan was born on December 13, 1954, in Delhi to Om Prakash Goel and Sneh Lata. He has been an RSS member since his childhood. He holds an MBBS degree from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur. He earned his Master of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology from the same college in 1983. He is married and the couple has three children.
In 1992, he was elected as a member of the Delhi Assembly representing Krishna Nagar. He was appointed as the State Minister of Health and Minister of Law for Delhi. He later became the state Minister of Education in 1996. Vardhan has been re-elected from the same constituency in the 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 elections.
In the 2019 elections, Harsh Vardhan contested the Chandni Chowk seat in Delhi where he defeated Congress candidate Jai Prakash Agarwal. On May 30, 2019, he was sworn in as a Cabinet minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second term government.