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
Incumbent
Assumed office
28 October 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Preceded by Veerappa Moily
Constituency Ajmer, Rajasthan
Personal details
Born (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 36)
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.)

Sachin Pilot (born 7 September 1977) is a member of Indian Parliament. He represents the Ajmer constituency of Rajasthan and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He is 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 Vehan.[6][7] Currently Sachin Pilot and Sara Pilot live in Ghaziabad.[8]

Political life[edit]

He defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Maheshwari by a margin of 76,000 votes.[9]

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

Army service[edit]

Sachin Pilot on 6 September 2012 became the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as a regular 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 regular 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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