Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal born to Capt. Mahant Ram and Smt. Phulmu Devi on 10.04.1944 in the Samirpur Village of Hamipur District, is married to Smt. Sheela Dhumal. They have two sons, Arun & Anurag - who is also an MP and the President of HPCA. Prof. Dhumal, having started his career as an Assistant with the Life Insurance Corporation of India, has climbed to the summit to be the Chief Minister with sheer hard work and single-mindedness of the purpose. Prof. Dhumal is a multi-faceted personality, he is an academician and having completed his Post Graduation in English literature and a degree in Law, while, first working with LIC and later as a teacher with the Panjabi University Evening College Jalandhar and then Doaba College, Jalandhar city. He is a politician but a true human being first, which has its bearings from the days when he was learning the finer points of politics as an office bearer of the Punjab and Chandigarh College teachers union. His political career has also started from ground Zero i.e. from an ordinary party worker, then as an office bearer of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha to the State BJP party President in 1993. He has been a 3 time MP and 3rd time MLA. In 1998, when he was first elected to the State Vidhan Sabha, he became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. This is his 2nd tenure as the Chief Minister of the state.
Prem Kumar Dhumal is the current. He was sworn in on 30 December 2007.
He is also a Bharatiya Janata Party MP in the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh Parliamentary constituency. He was earlier the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh from March 1998 to March 2003. He was elected to Lok Sabha previously in 1989 and 1991. He also served as the leader of opposition in state legislative assembly of Himachal Pradesh before winning the Lok Sabha bypoll in 2007