|Anil Kumar Shastri|
|Member of Lok Sabha|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
Anil Kumar Shastri is an Indian politician and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress. He is known for his outspoken views. Presently, he is Special Invitee to the Congress Working Committee and Chairman of the Hindi Department in All India Congress Committee. He was elected to the ninth Lok Sabha from Varanasi in 1989 and was a Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.
Early life 
Anil Shastri was born in Lucknow to Lal Bahadur Shastri, a former Prime Minister of India and Lalita. He is an alumnus of St. Columba's School, Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He did his Advanced Management Programme at Ashridge Business School, U.K.
Anil Shastri, after his graduation, worked in the corporate for 17 years in senior positions.
Social & Educational Activities 
He has been instrumental in promoting higher education particularly in the field of management. He has set up two institutions and is the Chairman of Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology, Bareilly. Anil Shastri is Holding Trustee of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust which is involved with various socio-cultural activities.
Positions held 
- Member of Parliament, ninth Lok Sabha, Varanasi, 1989
- Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
Anil Shastri married to Manju Shrivastava on 24 February 1973 in Delhi. Manju hails from the district of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. They got married in Delhi and since have been blessed with three sons.
The first born on 16 October 1973 is Adarsh Shastri. He is currently working with Apple in Delhi NCR. He married to Monika Sharma on 21 November 2000 in Delhi. They are blessed with twins Abhijaya Shastri and Abhiveer Shastri. The twins are born on 29 February 2004 a Leap Year.
The second son, Lagan Shastri, was born on 3 February 1975 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He is currently working with Coca-Cola and is based out of the corporate office in Gurgaon. He got married to Roli Mathur on 10 December 2001 in Delhi. They are blessed with one son, Lakshya Shastri, born on 11 March 2003 and one daughter, Ridhika Shastri, born on 13 July 2006.
The third and youngest son is Mudit Shastri who was born on 14 May 1982 in Delhi. He has married Aradhna Bharadwaj. He is currently working in Mumbai in Essar Retail as Head - Shop in Shop.
- "Congress will form government on its own or sit in oppositionn: Shastri". Times of India. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- "Govt Underestimated Hazare's Movement: Anil Shastri". Outlook. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
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