Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
|Syed Shahnawaz Hussain|
|Minister of Textiles|
24 May 2003 – 22 May 2004
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Preceded by||Kashiram Rana|
|Succeeded by||Shankersinh Vaghela|
|Member of India Parliament |
|Preceded by||Sushil Kumar Modi|
|Succeeded by||Shailesh Kumar Mandal|
|Born||12 December 1968|
Samastipur, Bihar, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||Adeeb Hussain, Arbaaz Hussain|
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. He contested his first election from Kishanganj in 1998 securing 2,30,210 votes in a losing cause. He helped Bhagalpur to be named under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Smart Cities Scheme. Due to his efforts,Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express got a halt at Naughachia Railway station. 
Shahnawaz Hussain married Renu Sharma and they have two sons.
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