Satish Sharma

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Satish Sharma
Member of Parliament for Uttar Pradesh
In office
5 July 2010 – 4 July 2016
Member of Parliament from Rae Bareli
In office
Preceded by Ashok Singh
Succeeded by Sonia Gandhi
Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas
In office
Member of Parliament from Amethi
In office
Preceded by Rajiv Gandhi
Succeeded by Dr. Sanjay Singh
Personal details
Born 11 October 1947
Secunderabad, (Andhra Pradesh)
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Shrimati Sterre Sharma
Children One Son and One Daughter
Residence 34, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi.

Satish C. Sharma (born 11 October 1947) is an Indian politician. He now represents the Indian National Congress party, and is a former member of the Union Cabinet in the Government of India. Sharma's political career has been boosted by his closeness to both Rajiv Gandhi, and after his assassination, his wife and the de facto political power center of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi. He has held seats in the Lok Sabha at the behest of both the Nehru-Gandhi family and the electorate.

Early life[edit]

Satish Sharma was born on 11 October 1947 in Secunderabad, a city in the Indian state Telangana. He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun and was later trained as a pilot in Kansas City, Missouri.

Political career[edit]

In 1991 he was elected to the Lok Sabha to Rajiv Gandi's constituency of Amethi following his assassination. From January 1993 until December 1996 he was Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Parliamentary Committees[edit]

  • Member, Committee on Transport and Tourism (1999 - 2000)
  • Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (Oct. 2004 - May 2009 and Aug 2009 - July 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture (Aug 2009 - May 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Urban Development (Sept. 2014–Present)


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