Born in a low-middle class family, 56-year old Sham Lal Choudhary raised to the heights of cabinet ministry with the dint of hard work and dedication towards his people and society.
Two times MLA-Sham Choudhary is among very few names in the state, who had touched the success in politics in such a short period
Hailing from Dev Batala village of Bhimber tehsil in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), Sham Choudhary migrated to border village of Chakroi in RS Pura. Born in the family of Puran Chand and Ram Pyari , Sham Choudhary was third child.
Brought up in abject poverty, Sham Choudhary has seen difficult period as the family migrated due to partition of 1947.
He started his primary education in the government school Chakroi and passed matriculated in 1977 before joining Government Higher Secondary School, R S Pura to complete his 10+2. Being an outstanding student Sham Choudhary entered SPMR College of Commerce in 1981 despite facing hardships.
Instead of living miserable life, Choudhary dedicatedly put his efforts in the service of poor and downtrodden people, which eventually made him popular among the masses.
His several innovative and out of the box ideas, like constituting development committee proved constructive one and was highly admired by the people.
Continuing his efforts for the betterment of the native people, he converted “Chakroi Development Committee” into “Border Development Committee”.
In 1996, Sham Lal Choudhary finally joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to strengthen the border population. In 2000, he won his debut panchayat elections unopposed, which made it evident that how popular leader he was.
Keeping in view his rising popularity among people, BJP decided to chose him as party candidate from Suchetgarh for 2008 assembly elections, wherein he won with huge margin.
In his first tenure as MLA, the border district witnessed golden era with all round development recorded. Again in 2014, he was reelected and after years of service he is inducted into cabinet.