Mahaveer Prasad

Mahabir Prasad
Constituency Bansgaon
Personal details
Born (1939-11-11)11 November 1939
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died 29 November 2010(2010-11-29) (aged 71)
Rajender Nagar, Delhi, India
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Late Udasi Devi
Children 2 daughters
Residence Gorakhpur
As of 22 September, 2006

Mahaveer Prasad (Hindi: महावीर प्रसाद) (11 November 1939 – 28 November 2010) was an Indian politician. He stood for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections on the Indian National Congress ticket and until his death was a Member of Parliament for Bansgaon. He was the Union Cabinet Minister of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries.[1]

Prasad was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1974 to 1977. He was elected to the 7th Lok Sabha in 1980 and to the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984. He was Union Deputy Minister of Railways from February 1988 to July 1989 and Minister of State for Mines and Steel in the Department of Mines from July 1989 to December 1989. He was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1989 and served as Governor of Haryana from 14 June 1994 to 1999. While he was Governor of Haryana, he also served as Governor of Himachal Pradesh from 18 September 1995 to 16 November 1995 and again from 23 April 1996 to 26 July 1997. He was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004, and following the election he became Union Cabinet Minister of Small Scale Industries and Agro & Rural Industries on 22 May 2004.[1]

Prasad died on 28 November 2010 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi after a long illness.[2]


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