Lieutenant General Prabhu Ram Sharma was born on 5th January 1964 in Kathmandu. A graduate of Nepali Military Academy, he was commissioned into the Purano Gorakh Battalion, one of the oldest Infantry Battalions in the Nepali Army. He completed his Company Command and Staff Course from the Nepali Army War College (1988-89) and Command and Staff Officers Course from Army Command and Staff College (1996-97) Nepal. An alumni of National Defense College in India, he holds a Master’s Degree in History from the Tribhuban University, Nepal, and Master of Philosophy in Defense and Strategic Study from the University of Madras, India. He has also attended seminar in NESA Centre, Washington DC and executive course in the APCSS in Hawaii, USA. Lt Gen Sharma is decorated by the prestigious SUPRABAL JANA SEWA SHREE.
Lt Gen Sharma has held various command and staff appointments at home and abroad during his career. He has commanded an independent Infantry Company in 2001 and an Infantry Battalion in 2004. He has also led an Infantry Battalion to a peacekeeping mission in the African Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). He has commanded two Infantry Brigades namely number 3 and 6 Infantry Brigades. His Division Command was in the Mid Division in 2017 as the General Officer Commanding (GOC).
Among his notable staff appointments are the Brigade Major and Operation Officer in a Division Headquarters. Similarly, he has served as the Military Secretary, Director of the Directorate of Recruitment and Selection, and the Director of Planning Policy and Staff Duties in the Army Headquarters. He has also held the appointment of Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS), Directorate General of Military Operations (DGMO), Director of Master General of Ordnance (MGO) and Chief of Staff (COS). During his illustrious career, he has also held a diplomatic appointment as the Military Attaché in Bangladesh from 2008 till 2011. He currently holds the important appointment of the Chief of General Staff (CGS).
Lt Gen Prabhu Ram Sharma is married to Mrs Sunita Sharma and the couple is blessed with two daughters.