New Delhi: From being a medical practitioner to winning the Lok Sabha elections this year from Gautam Budh Nagar in UP, it has been a long journey for Mahesh Sharma who took oath today as Ministers of State (Independent Charge) in the Narendra Modi government.
55-year-old Sharma had snatched the Gautam Budh Nagar Lok Sabha seat from the Samajwadi Party this year.
A doctor by profession, he holds an MBBS degree and is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Kailash Healthcare Limited which is situated in Noida.
From September 1, this year, he is also a member of Parliament's Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.
A staunch follower of Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) since childhood, he actively associated with ABVP during his student days and thereafter joined BJP as an active member.
He participated and managed previous eight elections of Lok Sabha and state Assembly at Gautam Budh Nagar and was elected as MLA from Noida Assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh in March 2012.
A doctorate from Amity University, Sharma got Business Sphere Award for 2009-2010 for Best Super Speciality Hospital for the Masses apart from bagging numberous national and international awards in different fields.