Sachin Pilot

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Lt. Sachin Pilot
Sachin Pilot at the India Economic Summit 2010 cropped.jpg
Sachin Pilot at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2010
Minister of Corporate Affairs
In office
28 October 2012 – 17 May 2014
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
Succeeded by Arun Jaitley
Constituency Ajmer, Rajasthan
Personal details
Born (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 37)
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Sara Pilot
Children Aaran
Vehan
Residence Ghaziabad
Alma mater University of Delhi (B.A.)
University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.)
Profession Politician
Religion Hinduism

Sachin Pilot (born 7 September 1977) is a politician and a member of the Indian National Congress. He represented Ajmer constituency of Rajasthan at member of Indian Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha. He was Minister of Corporate Affairs and the President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee.

Early life[edit]

Pilot was born in Saharanpur city in Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of the deceased Congress leader Rajesh Pilot and his mother is Rama Pilot. His father was a Union minister of India. His ancestral village is Vaidpura in Noida.[citation needed]

He holds a B.A. from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, Diploma in marketing from I.M.T. Ghaziabad and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.[1][2]

He was employed with Delhi Bureau of British Broadcasting Corporation[3] and then with American multinational corporation General Motors for two years.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Pilot married Sara Abdullah on 15 January 2004. Sara Abdullah is the daughter of Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference and ex-Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.[5] Together they have two sons, Aaran and Vehaan. [6][7] Currently Sachin Pilot and Sara Pilot live in Ghaziabad.[8]

Political life[edit]

Son of a senior politicain Rajesh Pilot,he became the youngest Member of Parliament in the country at the age of 26.[citation needed] Pilot was a Member of the Lok Sabha's Standing Committee on Home Affairs and Member of the Consultative Committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Maheshwari by a margin of 76,000 votes and won the seat of Ajmer.[9]

In the 2014 Lok sabha elections, he was again nominated from the Ajmer constituency.Pilot, sitting MP from Ajmer, was defeated by a margin of 1,71,983 votes by Bharatiya Janata Party's sitting MLA Sanwarlal Jat.

Army service[edit]

Sachin Pilot on 6 September 2012 became the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as an officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father's footsteps to be in the armed forces. He is therefore known as Lieutenant Pilot for being a officer in the Territorial Army. [10] After being commissioned he said, "This has been my desire to join the army for very long as I wanted to have my links with the armed forces, like my father and grandfather. I am honoured to be part of this family."[10]

Books published[edit]

  • Rajesh Pilot: In Spirit Forever, co-authored with sister Sarika Pilot.[11]

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