Pramod Mahajan

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Pramod Mahajan
Minister of Communications and Information Technology
In office
2 September 2001 – 28 January 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Succeeded byArun Shourie
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
In office
13 October 1999 – 29 January 2003
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byRangarajan Kumaramangalam
Succeeded bySushma Swaraj
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byGhulam Nabi Azad
Succeeded byRam Vilas Paswan
Minister of Defence
In office
16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
Prime MinisterAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
Succeeded byMulayam Singh Yadav
Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha
In office
1996–1998
Preceded byGurudas Kamat
Succeeded byGurudas Kamat
ConstituencyMumbai North East
Personal details
Born
Pramod Vyankatesh Mahajan

(1949-10-30)30 October 1949
Mahabubnagar,
Hyderabad State, Dominion of India
(Present day:
Mahabubnagar,
Telangana,
Republic of India)
Died3 May 2006(2006-05-03) (aged 56)
Mumbai,
Maharashtra,
India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Rekha
ChildrenTwo (Rahul and Poonam)
ResidenceThane Mumbai, Maharashtra
As of 5 May 2006
Source: [1]

Pramod Vyankatesh Mahajan (30 October 1949 – 3 May 2006) was an Indian politician. At the time of his death, he was in a power struggle for the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[1] He was a member of the Rajya Sabha and a General Secretary of his party. As Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's telecommunications minister between 2001 and 2003, he played a major role in India's cellular revolution.[2]

On 22 April 2006, he was shot at and fatally injured by his brother Pravin Mahajan in Mumbai. He died thirteen days later on 3 May at the age of 56.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Biswas, Soutik (30 December 2005). "What next for the BJP?". BBC News. Retrieved 2 September 2005.
  2. "Mahajan, Shri Pramod. Biographical sketch". Rajya Sabha. Archived from the original on 30 April 2006. Retrieved 2 September 2006.
  3. "Pramod Mahajan passes away". Rediff.com. 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2006.