His father Poornanand Tiwari was an officer in the forest department, and who later resigned and joined the Non-cooperation movement. School, Haldwani , E. High School, Bareilly and C. In , he was elected from the Nainital legislative constituency, and became the leader of Opposition in the Assembly. He remained the first President of Indian Youth Congress from to Later positions[ edit ] N.
Tiwari was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: He was elected to 7th Lok Sabha in , and served as a union minister in several portfolios in the s: Thereafter he became a member of Rajya Sabha , during this period he also remained the Minister of Industries in September and in addition to that portfolio, became minister of Petroleum in He then served as India's External Affairs Minister from October until July , at which point he became Minister of Finance and Commerce,   serving in that position until June , when he became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time.
He was a contender to be Prime Minister of India in the early s but was pipped to the post by P. In , he resigned from Congress and formed his own All India Indira Congress Tiwari along with senior Congress leader, Arjun Singh in , but joined back when Sonia Gandhi came at the helm of affairs of the party two years later, and after a devastating defeat of the party under Narasimha Rao during the general elections in Tiwari was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in , and again to the 13th Lok Sabha in He later served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand , which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from through He offered to resign on 5 March , citing his age.
He left office in March following setbacks for his party in the state elections. The court ordered that DNA mapping of Tiwari be done, which the court successfully compelled compliance with on 29 May No one has the right to look into my private life.
Please respect my privacy. He said "I have accepted that Rohit Shekhar is my son.