Bhagwat Karad
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
Assumed office
7 July 2021 (2021-07-07)
Serving with Pankaj Choudhary
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterNirmala Sitharaman
Preceded byAnurag Thakur
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2020
Mayor of Aurangabad
In office
29 April 2005 – 4 November 2006
Preceded byKishanchand Tanwani
Succeeded byVijaya Rahatkar
In office
29 April 2000 – 31 July 2001
Preceded bySudam Patil Sonwane
Succeeded byVikas Jain
Personal details
Born (1956-07-16) 16 July 1956 (age 67)
Chikhali, Maharashtra, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
M.S. (Gen. Surgery)
M.Ch. (Pediatric Surgery)
F.C.P.S. (Gen. Surgery)
Alma materCollege of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai, Mumbai University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Source: [1]

Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad is an Indian politician and retired pediatric surgeon.[1] He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and serves as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra. He was the Mayor of Chatrapati SambhajiNagar twice.[2][3][4] Karad became a Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in the reshuffle of PM Modi's cabinet in the second term.[5]

Early life

Karad was born in Chikhali, Latur district, Maharashtra on 16 July 1956. His father was Kishan Rao and his mother was Gayabai Kishanrao Karad. He married Anjali on 21 December 1981 and has three sons. Karad studied at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai, and holds a Master of Surgery in general surgery and a Magister Chirurgiae in pediatric surgery. He owns the Karad Hospital, a 50 bed multi-specialty hospital, in Chatrapati SambhajiNagar.[6][7]


Karad served as the deputy mayor of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation from 1997-1998.[6] He served two terms as mayor of Aurangabad (2000-2001 and 2005-2006).[8] He served as Director of REC Limited from 2018-2020. Karad was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2020. He became a member of the Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas, and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in June 2020. Karad was appointed as a Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance on 7 July 2021.[6]

Karad provided emergency medical aid to a passenger suffering from vasovagal syncope while flying onboard IndiGo Flight 171 from Delhi to Mumbai on 16 November 2021.[9][10] Karad, and another member of Parliament Subhash Bhamre, again provided emergency medical aid to a passenger while flying onboard Air India Flight 443 from Delhi to Aurangabad on 17 June 2022.[7][11]


  1. ^ "Union Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kisanrao Karad attends virtual inaugural annual conference of paediatric surgeons". Press Information Bureau. 22 October 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale, Udayanraje Bhosale among seven elected to Rajya Sabha". Pune Mirror. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "BJP leader's hospital pelted with stones in Aurangabad". Mumbai Mirror. 22 February 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Maharashtra Rajya Sabha polls: BJP nominates Karad; Sena's Chaturvedi in fray". The Times of India. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Cabinet Reshuffle: The full list of Modi's new ministers and what they got". The Economic Times. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "Minister Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad". Department of Financial Services. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Union minister, BJP MP, both surgeons, help sick passenger on Air India flight". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Aurangabad Municipal Corporation". Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Union minister Bhagwat Karad wins praise for administering medical aid aboard IndiGo flight". India Today. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  10. ^ "MoS Bhagwat Karad attends to medical emergency on flight". The Indian Express. 16 November 2021. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  11. ^ Mukhopadhyay, Sounak (19 June 2022). "Air India: Passenger falls ill; Union Minister, BJP MP onboard come to rescue". mint. Retrieved 4 December 2022.