From Medicine to Politics, Mahesh Sharma Bags Ministerial Berth

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From Medicine to Politics, Mahesh Sharma Bags Ministerial Berth
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From being a medical practitioner to winning the Lok Sabha elections this year from Gautam Budh Nagar in UP, it has been a long journey for Mahesh Sharma who took oath today as Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government.

55-year-old Sharma had snatched the Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha seat from the Samajwadi Party this year.

A doctor by profession, he holds an MBBS degree and is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Kailash Healthcare Limited which is situated in Noida.

From September 1, this year, he is also a member of Parliament's Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.

A staunch follower of Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since childhood, he actively associated with ABVP during his student days and thereafter joined BJP as an active member.

He participated and managed previous eight elections of Lok Sabha and state Assembly at Gautam Budh Nagar and was elected as MLA from Noida Assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh in March 2012.

A doctorate from Amity University, Sharma got Business Sphere Award for 2009-2010 for Best Super Speciality Hospital for the Masses apart from bagging numberous national and international awards in different fields.

Dr Sharma was born on September 30, 1959 in a middle class family of village Manethi in district Alwar of Rajasthan.

His father late Kailash Chand Sharma was a school teacher with agricultural background while mother is a homemaker.

Dr Uma Sharma, his wife, is a well known gynaecologist and head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecologist of Kailash hospital and heart institute. She is also the vice chairperson of Kailash group of hospitals.

He has one daughter Dr Pallavi Sharma who has completed MS (eye surgeon) and a son Dr Kartik Sharma, MBBS with masters in hospital administration from Oxford (UK).

Sharma was actively associated with ABVP during his student career and thereafter joined BJP as an active member. He received his early education in his village. Then he moved to Delhi and completed his senior secondary education.

He graduated in medicine from University College of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung hospital, New Delhi.

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