Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad (born 30 August 1954) is an Indian politician and lawyer, from the Bharatiya Janata Party. A Member of Parliament since 2000, first in the Rajya Sabha (2000-2019) and then in the Lok Sabha (since 2019), Prasad has served as Union Minister multiple times: As Minister of State, he served in the ministries of Coal (2001-2003), Law and Justice (2002-2003), and Information and Broadcasting (2003-2004) under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's premiership; as Cabinet Minister, he held the Law and Justice (2014, 2016-2021), Communications (2014-2016, 2019-2021), and Electronics and Information Technology (2014-2021) portfolios under Narendra Modi's premiership.In 2018, Prasad was placed among the top twenty influential world leaders in digital technology and e-government, with his role in the Digital India programme and support for net neutrality. His term as Union Minister was marked with the repeal of 1500 archaic laws, the landmark resolution of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute, handling of litigation over the purchase of Rafale fighter planes, and digitisation of 15000 trial courts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ravi Shankar Prasad has received more than 1,469,817 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Ravi Shankar Prasad is the 14,879th most popular politician, the 801st most popular biography from India and the 220th most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, Ravi Shankar Prasad ranks 14,879 out of 15,710Before him are Daniar Usenov, Michael Fallon, Joseph B. Foraker, Mike Dunleavy, Maryon Pittman Allen, and Kenny Anthony. After him are William Few, Tim Walz, Charles Pinckney, Dana Rohrabacher, Magdalena Álvarez, and Jon Corzine.

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Among people born in 1954, Ravi Shankar Prasad ranks 517Before him are Daina Taimiņa, Ted Jensen, Rick McCallum, Ken Page, Amy Heckerling, and Yoshiaki Shimojo. After him are Phil Bryant, Hidehiko Shimizu, Walter Davis, Doug Jones, Mark Warner, and John O'Hurley.

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Among people born in India, Ravi Shankar Prasad ranks 801 out of 1,227Before him are Kavita Krishnamurthy (1958), Rajkumar Hirani (1962), Priyanka Gandhi (1972), Sonam Kapoor (1985), Kiran Rao (1973), and Mary Kom (1983). After him are Madhur Jaffrey (1933), Ameesha Patel (1975), Uma Bharti (1959), Mohanlal (1960), Vani Jairam (1945), and Arjun Rampal (1972).


Among politicians born in India, Ravi Shankar Prasad ranks 220Before him are N. Chandrababu Naidu (1950), K. Chandrashekar Rao (1954), Manohar Parrikar (1955), Uddhav Thackeray (1960), Monisha Kaltenborn (1971), and Priyanka Gandhi (1972). After him are Uma Bharti (1959), Pawan Kumar Chamling (1950), Manik Sarkar (1949), Michael Bennet (1964), Harjit Sajjan (1970), and Margaret Alva (1942).

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