R. Prabhu
Minister of State for Agriculture

Minister of State for chemicals and Fertilizers

Government of India
In office
16 April 1987 – 23 March 1989
Member of Parliament Lok Sabha Nilgiris
In office
2004–2009
In office
1980–1996
Personal details
Born (1947-05-31) 31 May 1947 (age 73)
Madras, British Raj
Political partyINC
Spouse(s)Anita
Children1 son
ResidenceCoimbatore Nilgris Chennai
As of 22 September, 2006

R. Prabhu (born 31 May 1947) was an Indian National Congress member of Parliament in India,[1] representing the Nilgiris (Ooty) constituency of Tamil Nadu, India. He was elected from Nilgiris 5 times since 1980 and one time Union Minister in Rajiv Gandhi cabinet.

Family

R. Prabhu was born on 31 May 1947 to Coimbatore based educationalist and industrialist P. R. Ramakrishnan and R. Rajeshwari. His father P. R. Ramakrishnan was the first Indian Alumni of MIT Sloan School of Management and a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States who founded Madras Aluminum Company, South India Viscose, Coimbatore Institute of Technology and many other textile industries and two time Member of Parliament representing Indian National Congress from Coimbatore for the 3rd Lok Sabha during the 1962 General Elections [2] and Pollachi for the 2nd Lok Sabha during the 1957 General Elections.[3] He is also the grandson of industrialist and Indian Civil Service officer Velagapudi Ramakrishna, who founded the KCP group of Industries in Chennai on the maternal side.

Education

R. Prabhu completed his graduation in mechanical engineering from Madras University with honours and was a university gold medalist. He later completed his Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Political career

He was a five-term Member of Parliament,[1] representing the Nilgiris (Ooty) constituency of Tamil Nadu, India. He also held several ministerial posts and membership in parliamentary committees and ministries.[1]

Indian General Election Year Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency Political party Additional political office Status Prime Minister
1980 7th Lok Sabha Nilgiris Indian National Congress Ruling Indira Gandhi
1984 8th Lok Sabha Nilgiris Indian National Congress Minister of State, Agriculture (Dept. of Fertilisers) Ruling Rajiv Gandhi
1989 9th Lok Sabha Nilgiris Indian National Congress Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance Opposition V. P. Singh, Chandra Shekhar
1991 10th Lok Sabha Nilgiris Indian National Congress Member, Committee on Science and technology, Consultative Committee (Ministry of Finance) and Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Ruling P. V. Narasimha Rao
2004 14th Lok Sabha Nilgiris Indian National Congress Member, Committee on Energy Ruling Dr. Manmohan Singh

References

  1. ^ a b c "Fourteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 29 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Third Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 30 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Second Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Lok Sabha. Retrieved 30 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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