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Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad


Ravi Shankar Prasad was an advocate before he forayed into politics and was elected to Rajya Sabha for four terms. An avid proponent of all things digital, he predominantly coined the Digital India phrase and cemented its ethos into India's e-governance. He's credited for bringing digital TV to India and his work on cyber security, data privacy, and several new e-governance activities that navigated the country to a new landscape of Digital India. He was first elected to Rajya Sabha in 2000 and served as a Minister in the Vajpayee's administration in 2001-2003. He served as a Union Minister of Law and Justice and Information and technology in 2014. He was e-inducted into Modi's cabinet as Minister of law and justice in 2019.

Personal Life

Full Name Ravi Shankar Prasad
Date of Birth 30 Aug 1954 (Age 67)
Place of Birth Patna (Bihar)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Profession Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Father's Name Late Shri Thakur Prasad
Mother's Name Shrimati Bimla Prasad
Spouse's Name Dr. (Shrimati) Maya Shankar
Spouse's Profession Professor, Department of History, Patna University
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address 42, East Boring Road, P.S.- Budha Colony,Patna-800001
Present address 21, Mother Teresa Crescent, New Delhi
Contact number 23793228, 23793691, {0612} 2531635, 9868181730
Email ravi@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

He led the student movement in Bihar under the leadership of Shri Jai Prakash Narayan and was imprisoned during the Emergency. He did his M.A. from Patna University in 1974-1976 and L.L.B. from Patna Law College in 1976-1979.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    Ravi Shankar Prasad stepped down from all ministerial position in Modi Cabinet on 7 July, 2021.
  • 2019
    Ravi Shankar Prasad fought his first Lok Sabha election from Patna Sahib and defeated Congress's Shatrughan Sinha by a margin of over 2,85,000 votes.
  • 2019
    He was subsequently appointed Minister of law and justice, Minister of communications and Minister of electronics and information technology.
  • 2018
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha to serve a fourth term.
  • 2016
    Minister of Law and Justice; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology.
  • 2012
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a third term.
  • 2012
    He was elected Member, Committee on Finance and Member, Business Advisory Committee.
  • 2009
    Member, Committee on Information Technology.
  • 2009
    Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance.
  • 2006
    He was re-elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term. Subsequently elected as Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • 2004
    Member, Committee on Human Resource Development.
  • 2004
    Member, Committee on Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (Rajya Sabha).
  • 2004
    Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance.
  • 2003
    Minister of State (Independent charge) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • 2002
    Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and Justice.
  • 2001
    He was elected Minister of State in the Ministry of Coal and Mines.
  • 2000
    He was elected to Rajya Sabha and subsequently made Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance.

Early Life

  • 2000
    Senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
  • 1999
    Designated senior advocate at Patna High Court
  • 1980
    He was a lawyer at Patna High Court.
Net WorthN/A

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