|Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu|
|Minister of Railways|
9 November 2014
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||D. V. Sadananda Gowda|
|Minister of Power|
30 September 2000 – 24 August 2002
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Preceded by||P R Kumaramangalam|
|Succeeded by||Anant Geete|
|Member of the Indian Parliament
|Preceded by||Sudhir Sawant|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|MP of Rajya Sabha for Haryana|
29th November 2014 – 21 June 2016
|MP of Rajya Sabha for Andhra Pradesh|
22 June 2016
|Preceded by||Nirmala Sitharaman|
11 July 1953 |
Bombay, Bombay State (present-day Mumbai, Maharashtra)
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party (2014–present)|
|Shiv Sena (before 2014)|
|Alma mater||University of Mumbai
|Profession||Chartered accountant, social worker, educationist|
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu (born 11 July 1953) is an Indian politician and the current Railway Minister of India, under the Narendra Modi government. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Since 1996, Prabhu has been a repeatedly elected Member of Parliament from Rajapur Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra as a member of the Shiv Sena (SS) political party. He quit Shiv Sena and joined BJP on 9 November 2014. He currently represents Andhra Pradesh in Upper House of Indian Parliament.
Education and career
Suresh Prabhu completed his high school from Sharadashram Vidya Mandir, Dadar, Mumbai, followed by a Bachelor in Commerce with Honours from M.L. Dahanukar College, Vile Parle, Mumbai. He received a Bachelor in Law degree from the New Law College (Ruparel College campus), Mumbai. Prabhu is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was All India 11th (eleventh) rank holder in CA exam.
He was, at various times during the Premiership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee of 1998 to 2004, Industry Minister, Minister of Environment and Forests, Minister of Fertilizers & Chemicals, Power, Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises. As the Union Minister for Power, he won praise for his performance. As Minister of Power, Prabhu introduced major reforms in India's power sector. He is credited with championing and enacting The Electricity Act, 2003 and the reforms that created securitization of dues from the states. He has been elected four times to the Lok Sabha, India's parliament, from Maharashtra since 1996. However, he lost his seat in the 2009 general election.
He was also Chairman of Task Force for Interlinking of Rivers with a status and rank of Union Cabinet Minister. He was elected a member of the World Bank parliamentary network and chaired the South Asia Water regional group of the World Bank.
Asia week rated him as one of three future leaders of India. As a mark of protest against the cancellation of Narendra Modi's keynote address at the Wharton India Economic Forum 2013, he called off his visit to the University. The NDA government under the leadership of Narendra Modi appointed him as the head of a high-level panel on power revamp — "Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy" in July 2014.
On 9 November 2014, he was sworn-in as Cabinet minister in Narendra Modi government. He is currently the Union Railway Minister of India. He is the only Railway Minister who introduced railway budget without launching a single train and more focused on facilities during fiscal year 2015-2016.
He was elected as Rajya Sabha member on 3 June 2016.
He is married to journalist Uma Prabhu; they have a son, Ameya Prabhu.
Suresh Prabhu currently resides in Delhi and is a native of Medha - Malvan (District - Sindhudurg) Maharashtra.
- Portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers Prime Minister's Office, Government of India
- Suresh Prabhu returns to the Cabinet Indian Express (9 November 2014)
- Suresh Prabhu Biodata India, Accessed on 10 November 2014
- "Cabinet reshuffle: Modi government's got talent but is it being fully utilised?", The Economic Times, 10 July 2016
- Narendra Modi finds a reform partner in Suresh Prabhu LiveMint (9 November 2014)
- Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network of World Bank Cape Town, The World Bank (2007)
- "Executive briefing - Suresh Prabhu". 30 August 2000. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- "Suresh Prabhu to head panel on power". 2 July 2014.
- Suresh Prabhu says PM wants condition of railways to change, Parrikar seeks time to get going The Times of India (10 November 2014)
- "Rajya Sabha election: Suresh Prabhu, Ram Jethmalani, Lalu's daughter elected", India Today, 3 June 2016
- "Rly. Minister Suresh Prabhu gets Maharatha Award", The Hindu, 19 August 2016
- "GSB Maharatna Award for Suresh Prabhu", The Times of India, 19 August 2016
|Member of Parliament
Constituency merged into
Nilesh Narayan Rane
P R Kumaramangalam
|Minister of Power
30 September 2000 - 24 August 2002
D. V. Sadananda Gowda
|Minister of Railways
2014 – Present