Syed Shahnawaz Hussain

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Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
The Union Minister for Textiles Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain addressing the Press on the forthcoming mega event for showcasing the expertise and capabilities of Indian Fashion Industry, Textiles and Apparel manufacturing.jpg
Minister of Industries
Government of Bihar
Assumed office
9 February 2021
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Preceded byRenu Devi
Member of Bihar Legislative Council
Assumed office
21 January 2021
Preceded bySushil Kumar Modi
Minister of Textiles
In office
24 May 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byKashiram Rana
Succeeded byShankersinh Vaghela
Minister of Civil Aviation
In office
1 September 2001 – 23 May 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded bySharad Yadav
Succeeded byRajiv Pratap Rudy
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Preceded bySushil Kumar Modi
Succeeded byShailesh Kumar Mandal
ConstituencyBhagalpur, Bihar
In office
Preceded byMohammed Taslimuddin
Succeeded byMohammed Taslimuddin
ConstituencyKishanganj, Bihar
Personal details
Born (1968-12-12) 12 December 1968 (age 53)
Supaul, Bihar, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Renu Sharma
m. 1994)
ResidenceNew Delhi

Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (About this soundpronunciation ) is an Indian politician, national spokesperson and CEC member[1] of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Since January 2021, he is a member of the Bihar Legislative Council.[2] He is the former Minister of Textiles and Aviation in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.[3][4][5] Hussain was inducted as a cabinet minister in the Nitish Kumar ministry in February 2021.[6]

Political career[edit]

Hussain was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999 from Kishanganj constituency 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 constituency 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 230,210 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.[7][8]

On 21 January 2021, Hussain was elected unopposed to Bihar Legislative Council.[2] On 9 February 2021, Hussain was inducted as a cabinet minister in the Nitish Kumar ministry.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hussain was born on 12 December 1968 to Syed Nasir Hussain and Nasima Khatoon in Supaul, Bihar. He has a Diploma in Engineering (Electronics) from B.S.S.E., Supaul and ITI, Pusa, Delhi. He married Renu Sharma on 12 December 1994, with whom he has two sons.[7][9]


  1. FP Politics (19 March 2019). "BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain loses Bhagalpur ticket to JD(U) in Bihar despite being member of party's central election committee". Firstpost. Retrieved 1 April 2020. Shahnawaz's membership in the BJP's central election committee makes the situation ironic. He now finds himself in an awkward position, not being able to secure a seat for himself even as he sits on this all-important panel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and bigwigs like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  2. 2.0 2.1 PTI (21 January 2021). "Shahnawaz Hussain, Sahni elected unopposed to Bihar legislative council". Business Standard India. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. IANS (10 December 2013). "BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain on IM hit list". Business Standard India. Retrieved 6 April 2020 – via Business Standard.
  4. "BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain's impersonator arrested". 31 December 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  5. "PM's 'lack' of leadership has made UPA 'sinking ship': BJP". The New Indian Express. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Bihar cabinet expansion: BJP's Syed Shahnawaz Hussain inducted as minister in Nitish govt". The Indian Express. 9 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Detailed Profile: Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain". Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  8. "Election LIVE: BJP's third candidate list out, Ram Kripal to contest from Patliputra against Lalu's daughter". 13 March 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  9. Paul, Citara (22 December 2018). "Old-school romance". The Week. Retrieved 16 November 2020.

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