NEW DELHI: Newly appointed Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah has assumed charge of his office here today.nnHe was greeted by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Director, Intelligence Bureau Shri Rajiv Jain upon arrival at the North Block.nnShah was also felicitated by new Ministers of State (Home), G. Kishan Reddy and Nityanand Rai who also took charge of office today.nnShah has been a Rajya Sabha member, Minister in Gujarat Government and MLA in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Professionally he pursued Agriculture and has been a Political and Social Worker.nnBorn to Kusumben and Anilchandra Shah, an affluent Gujarati family, in the year 1964 in Mumbai, Shah lived and studied in his paternal village Maansa, Gujarat until the age of 16, when upon completion of his school education, his family shifted to Ahmedabad. He acquired his B.Sc. (Second Year) degree from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.nnShah has been a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from 1997 to 2017 and he served as a Minister in the Government of Gujarat from 2002 to 2010, and held key portfolios including Home, Transport, Prohibition, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, and Excise. In August, 2017 he was elected to the Rajya Sabha, and ceased to be a Member w.e.f. May 23, 2019 following his election to the 17th Lok Sabha.nnHe has been Chairman of the Gujarat State Financial Corporation, turning around the company and even got it listed on the Stock Exchange. He also served as Presidents of the Gujarat Chess Association in 2006, Central Board of Cricket Association in 2009 and Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2014. He is also a Trustee of the Shree Somnath Temple Trust since 2016.