Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

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Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
Spokesperson of BJP
Member of the India Parliament
for Bhagalpur
In office
Preceded by Sushil Kumar Modi
Succeeded by Shailesh Kumar Mandal
Personal details
Born (1968-12-12) December 12, 1968 (age 46)
Supaul, Bihar in India
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Renu Hussain [1]
Children 2 sons
Residence New Delhi
Religion Muslim

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (About this sound pronunciation ) is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former Cabinet Minister.[2][3][4]

Born in Supaul Bihar in 1968, he has a Diploma in Engineering from Patna and Delhi. He completed his higher secondary from Williams High school, supaul His home town was Buzrug Dwar Warisnagar, a small village of Samastipur.

He was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 and was appointed Minister of State and held various portfolios such as food processing industries, youth affairs and sports and human resource development at different times. He was given independent charge of the Ministry of Coal in 2001 and was elevated to the rank of a Cabinet Minister with Civil Aviation portfolio in September 2001, thereby becoming the youngest Cabinet Minister ever in the Government of India. Later he held the Textiles portfolio as Cabinet Minister from 2003 to 2004. He is often referred to as 'The Original Youth leader'.

Though he lost the 2004 general elections, he re-entered the Lok Sabha in November 2006 in a by-election when he won the vacant seat of Bhagalpur in Bihar. He entered the 15th Lok Sabha again from Bhagalpur in 2009. He contested the Lok Sabha election in 2014 from Bhagalpur again but lost with a small margin.[5][6]

He was born in Sunni sect. Along with Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi of Shia sect, he is one of the few prominent Muslim leaders in the BJP.[7]


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