Popularly known Hansraj Bhaiya, Hansraj Ahir was born on Nov 11, 1954 in Nanded district of Maharashtra. He is an agriculturist by profession. He is currently a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India and a BJP member. He is the MoS Home Affairs. He was member of 11th Lok Sabha, 14th Lok Sabha, 15th Lok Sabha. He is credited along with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in exposing the coal scam which was a major campaign issue for the BJP in its march to power. The scam also led to Supreme Court ultimately cancelling licenses of several coal blocks. Prime Point Foundation (PPF) has rated him as the best parliamentarian for introduction of 24 private bills out of a total of 288 bills that were introduced as far as the 15th Lok Sabha was concerned. He has been honoured with Sansad Ratna Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He also remained member of many Standing Committees and Parliamentary Committees, such as; Committee on Coal and Steel, Committee on Agriculture, Committee on Privileges, Joint Parliamentary Committee on Wakf and Railway Convention Committee. He was member of Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA), a government agency to provide low cost housing to the people.
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