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Caste: Sunni
Age: 50 Years
Wife: Renu Sharma

Shahnawaz Hussain

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Full NameSyed Shahnawaz Hussain
TitleThe Original Youth Leader
ProfessionPolitician
Famous ForThe Youngest Cabinet Minister ever in the Government of India at the age of 30
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey• He was appointed as the All India Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJP Youth Wing) while still in college
• Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999
• He was sworn in as the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Food Processing Industries under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government
• Eventually, he was given many portfolios under the Union MoS for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Human Resource Development
• He was entrusted with the independent charge of the Ministry of Coal in February 2001
• Appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Civil Aviation in September 2001
• In May 2003, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Textiles
• He was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha on 9 November 2006 through a by-election
• During his term in the 14th Lok Sabha, he was a member of the Standing Committee of External Affairs, Financial Committee on Estimates and Chairman of the Committee of Petitions
• On 17 December 2009, he was appointed as the official BJP Spokesperson in the Parliament
• He was re-elected for a 3rd term to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009
• During the 15th Lok Sabha term, he was a member of the Committee of Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and also a member of the Committee of Petitions
• He Lost the 2014 Lok Sabha Election from the Bhagalpur Constituency
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 December 1968
Age (as in 2018) 50 Years
BirthplaceBuzrug Dwar Warisnagar, Samastipur, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSaggitarius
NationalityIndian
HometownBuzrug Dwar Warisnagar, Samastipur, Bihar, India
SchoolWilliams High School, Supaul, Bihar
College/Institute• B.S.S. College, Supaul, Patna
• Industrial Training Institute, Pusa, New Delhi
Educational QualificationDiploma in Engineering from Patna and New Delhi
ReligionIslam
Caste/SectSunni [1]Gulf News
AddressWard No. 20, Kosi Colony, Supaul- 852131, Bihar
Hobbies• Social work
• Reading and watching the news
• Watching sports
ControversyIn January 2018, a woman filed a rape case against Shahnawaz
Later on, Delhi High Court put a stay order on the complaint as the charges were false and therefore, the FIR was quashed
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
GirlfriendsRenu Sharma
Marriage DateYear 1994
Family
WifeRenu Sharma
Shahnawaz Hussain With His Wife
ChildrenSon(s)- Arbaaz Hussain, Adeeb Hussain
Daughter- Adira Hussain
Shahnawaz Hussain With His Children
ParentsFather- Late Syed Nasir Hussain
Mother- Late Nasima Khatoon
Style Quotient
Car CollectionAmbassador (2006 model)
Assets/Properties (as in 2014)Movable Assets (worth ₹80.45 lacs)

Cash: ₹85,000
Bank Deposits: ₹6.56 lacs
Jewellery: Gold & ornaments worth ₹25 lacs
Bonds and Shares: ₹22.94 lacs

Immovable Assets: (worth ₹3.9 crores)

3 Residential properties in Ghaziabad, Noida, and Bhagalpur worth ₹3.7 crores
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹4.7 Crore (as in 2014)

Shahnawaz Hussain

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Shahnawaz Hussain

  • Shahnawaz Hussain is one of the most prominent leaders of the BJP. He is considered as the Muslim face of the BJP with a strong Hindu base, along with Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Najma Heptulla.
  • While studying for his Diploma in Engineering, he was introduced to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by a friend. He was shocked on being introduced and invited to the RSS; as at that time, he believed that RSS was their enemy. People around him had told him that the RSS hates Muslims and was a Hindutva based organization. After being persuaded by his friend, he paid them a visit and interacted with them and other BJP leaders. Thereafter, he started to understand the ideology of the RSS.
  • He had worked as an engineer in a few private companies before entering into politics.
  • In 1991, he joined the National Executive’s body of the BJP’s Youth Wing and worked under Uma Bharti.
  • He proved to be an inspiration to many new workers in the BJP; as he joined the party at the grassroots level and went on to become the All India Secretary of BJP’s Youth Wing.
  • His wife, Renu Sharma, is a Hindu with whom he had an inter-caste marriage. He had to wait 9 years to marry her; as he had to convince their families for the marriage and after they agreed, he got married to Renu in 1994. Although, their families did not get along after their marriage and had differences between them.

    Shahnawaz Hussain With His Wife Renu

    Shahnawaz Hussain With His Wife Renu

  • He has two sons and a daughter, and after the birth of his first son, their families came together as one and diminished their differences.

    Shahnawaz Hussain With Both His Sons

    Shahnawaz Hussain With Both His Sons

  • In 1999, he went on to be elected to the 13th Lok Sabha for the first time from the Kishanganj Constituency of Bihar.
  • On 13 October 1999, he was included into the Atal Bihari Vajpayee‘s Cabinet as the Minister of State (MoS), Food Processing Industries.

    Shahnawaz Hussain With Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Shahnawaz Hussain With Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • He then moved on to become the Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, and thereafter, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development.

    Shahnawaz Hussain Addressing The Parliament As The MoS for Human Resource Development

    Shahnawaz Hussain Addressing The Parliament As The MoS for Human Resource Development

  • On 7 February 2001, he was given the independent charge of Coal Ministry by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • Shahnawaz claims the record for being the youngest Cabinet Minister ever in The Government of India’s history at the age of 30 when he was given the rank of a Cabinet Minister for the Civil Aviation portfolio by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    Shahnawaz Hussain Addressing The Parliament As Cabinet Minister

    Shahnawaz Hussain Addressing The Parliament As Cabinet Minister

  • After that, he was entrusted with the responsibility of the Cabinet Minister for Textiles Ministry on 24 May 2003.
  • Later on, he went on to become the National Spokesperson of the BJP in the Parliament on 17 December 2009.

    Shahnawaz Hussain As BJP Spokesperson

    Shahnawaz Hussain As BJP Spokesperson

  • He has been elected to the Lok Sabha for 3 times consecutively.
  • Shahnawaz Hussain also managed to bring in Bhagalpur in the list of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Smart Cities Mission.

    Shahnawaz Hussain with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Shahnawaz Hussain with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • In the 2014 general elections, Shahnawaz Hussain lost from the Bhagalpur seat; resulting in him not returning to the Lok Sabha for the 4th term in a row.
  • On 23rd January 2016, he received a threat letter from the ISIS; which reportedly contained objectionable language in English and Urdu. He reported this in North Avenue Police Station.
  • In 2019, the BJP denied him a ticket for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but he took this in good spirits and tweeted that he will be supporting Narendra Modi to become the Prime Minister once again –

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