Mani Shankar Aiyar


Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former Indian diplomat who resigned from the foreign services and became a politician working for Rajiv Gandhi in 1989-1991. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and was Panchayati Raj Minister from 2004 to 2009. He served as Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas from May 2004 through January 2006 and as Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports till 2009.