Shantanu Thakur

Indian politician

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Shantanu Thakur
Shantanu Thakur.jpg
Thakur at Nov 2019
Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways[1]
Assumed office
8 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterSarbananda Sonowal
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23rd May, 2019
Preceded byMamata Thakur
Personal details
Born (1982-08-03) 3 August 1982 (age 38)
Thakurnagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Soma Thakur
(m. 2011)
Children2 son
MotherChhabi Rani Thakur
FatherManjul Krishna Thakur
ResidenceThakurnagar, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, 743287
EducationHonours in English Literature & Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management
Alma mater Victoria University, Karnataka State Open University
Source [1]

Shantanu Thakur (born 1982) is an Indian politician,[2] who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Bangaon since 2019.[3][4][5][6] He Sworn in as Union Minister of State, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways after the Cabinet reshuffle on 7 July 2021.[7]

Personal life

Political career

In the 2019 general election, he became the first non-TMC MP to be elected in this constituency since its delimitation when he was elected on BJP's ticket.[8] He is the son of ex-Bengal Minister Manjul Krishna Thakur. He is a leader of All India Matua Mahasangha.[9][10][11][12]

During the cabinet reshuffle of Second Modi ministry on 7 July, 2021, he was given the charge of Minister of State of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.


  1. ^ "Cabinet Reshuffle: The full list of Modi's new ministers and what they got". The Economic Times. 8 July 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Indian parliament shantanu thakur". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  3. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ Kar, Anirban Saha, Dhurjhoti Purohit, Gunjan Singh, Ankita Kumar, Parveen Yadav, Vinod Kumar Kumar, Pankaj Thakur, Ram Krishna Chowdhury, Shantanu. Metastases suppressor NME2 associates with telomere ends and telomerase and reduces telomerase activity within cells. Oxford University Press. OCLC 794927394.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Modi Cabinet: Bengal BJP MPs Shantanu Thakur and Nishith can become authentic Union ministers, this will be beneficial". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Bengal Polls: শাহের কাছে শান্তনুর ক্ষোভ". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Who is Shantanu Thakur? All you need to know about the Matua face in PM Modi's new team". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Bangaon Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 West Bengal: BJP's Shantanu Thakur ahead of TMC's Mamatabala Thakur", Daily News and Analysis, 23 May 2019
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  10. ^ "Matuas and Shantanu Thakur are with BJP and CAA will happen,' says Kailash Vijayvargiya". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  11. ^ "মতুয়াদের নাগরিকত্ব পেতে বাধা দিচ্ছে TMC, সরব শান্তনু ঠাকুর". Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  12. ^ "MP Shantanu Takhur PM Modi's visit Orakandi". Retrieved 6 July 2021.

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