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Shankar Lalwani
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded bySumitra Mahajan
Majority10,68,569 (65.59%) [1]
Chairman of Indore Development Authority
In office
October 2013 – 2018
Preceded byPrabhat Parashar
Succeeded by(Vacant)
Personal details
Born (1961-10-16) 16 October 1961 (age 59)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ResidenceIndore, Madhya Pradesh[2]
EducationB. Tech
Alma materVeermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
  • Businessperson
  • consultant
Source [1]

Shankar Lalwani (born 16 October 1961) is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament in the 17th Lok Sabha from Indore. He also held previously the position of chairman in Indore Development Authority.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life

Lalwani was born on 16 October 1961 to Jamnadas Lalwani and Gouridevi Lalwani in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.[7] He is a Sindhi whose family migrated from Pakistan after the Partition of India.[8] Lalwani completed his Higher Secondary from Madhya Pradesh Board in 1978. He graduated with a B. Tech degree from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute affiliated to University of Bombay.[7][2]

Lalwani married Amita Lalwani on 10 March 1985, with whom he has a son.[7]


Lalwani is the current Member of Parliament from Indore parliamentary constituency of Madhya Pradesh. He is one of the handful of politicians to have polled more than 10 lakh votes in a Lok Sabha election, having breached the barrier in May 2019. He polled more votes in 2019 than any other Lok Sabha member. His winning margin was 5 lakhs, with many candidates winning with higher margins than that, especially in Gujarat.[9][10]

Position held


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  3. ^ "कौन हैं शंकर लालवानी जिन्हें भाजपा ने इंदौर लोकसभा सीट से दिया टिकट". Amar Ujala. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
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  5. ^ "Shankar is new IDA chairman". The Pioneer. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Lalwani: Lalwani back as IDA chairman | Indore News - Times of India". The Times of India. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ Vijay, Tarun (11 December 2019). "From Hindukush to Hindustan, no place for the Hindus?". Times of India Blog. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  9. ^ Pioneer, The (24 May 2019). "First timer Lalwani wins Indore". The Pioneer. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Shankar Lalwani trounces Sanghvi by over 5L votes in Indore | Indore News - Times of India". The Times of India. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.