Dr. Mahesh Sharma at present is the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for- Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

He is a doctor by profession, a social activist by passion and a politician by compassion. Fondly called as ‘Doctor Saab’ by his supporters and opponents alike, Dr. Sharma is known for his people centric approach, hard work, social commitment & administrative capabilities.

He is an epitome of rural wisdom and an inspiration to millions of youth who leave their homes in small villages, at early age, to make a successful career and do something big for the society.

Early Strides

Born on 30th September, 1959 in Alwar’s Manethi village, Mahesh Sharma grew up in a spiritual family with farming background. His father, Kailash Chand Sharma, was a school teacher, and his mother a housewife. Blessed with parents who introduced him to the virtues of hard work, Indian traditions and empathy, Mahesh Sharma started to learn about Indian culture and compassion right from the early days of his childhood.

Being raised in a small village never deterred him from pursuing his dreams. After completing his early schooling from the village, he moved to Delhi with his family at a young age.

Leaving everything behind and shifting to a metro city was not easy. Back then, his family lived in a small rented house. The struggles were many, but the thoughts of being someone who can offer bigger good to the society were chasing him day and night.

A bright student throughout his education journey, he then completed his senior secondary education and later graduated in Medicine (M.B.B.S) from University College of Medical Sciences and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He also received an Honorary Doctorate from Amity University.

At an age where most of the children live in their world of whims, Dr. Sharma was different. His move to Delhi made him grow closer to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and he got involved with the organisation at a tender age of fourteen. Later, he joined the student wing of the RSS, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), before finally participating in the Bharatiya Janata Party as an active member.

 

Making A Difference to Others’ Lives

They say doctors are the incarnations of god. They not only save lives, but also give life a new meaning with their selfless service. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, a physician by profession, chose this field to be able to serve others. Though his initial days were full of struggles, his never-say-die attitude kept him going.

It was in 1983 when this humble and erudite man started his career as a General Physician, choosing the then growing locality, Noida as his “Karam Bhoomi”. He started his practice from a small 10×10 clinic in Sector 19, Noida. Gradually, his hard-working approach, gracious persona and affability made him win many hearts during his medical practice. He soon became an endearing doctor, easily approachable by all the sections of the society – a rare find these days. With kind-heartedness and empathy deep rooted within him, Dr Sharma listened to the health complaints of his patients with great sympathy and patience, so much so that at times he didn’t even care for his consultation fee. As they say, ‘Virtue is the truest nobility’, and Dr Sharma has always proved that right.

With changing times, he realised the absence of adequate medical facilities in Noida. Noida was an upcoming township at that time and didn’t had adequate healthcare facilities. He then decided to open a hospital in Noida which could serve the residents with health care services of international standards at reasonable costs. He extended the benefits of high quality medical services at affordable prices to other areas as well by opening Kailash Hospitals in many such areas that are remotely located and where medical facilities and health infrastructure were in dire straits.

After spending more than 25 years in the medical profession and serving the humanity, his dedication towards the society called for a bigger platform so that he can help people on a larger scale, and thus, he made his electoral debut.

In March, 2012, he got elected as M.L.A. from Noida Legislative Assembly Constituency, Uttar Pradesh. It was a massive win with a huge margin of over 27,000 votes. Two years later, in May, 2014, he got elected as M.P. from Gautam Buddha Nagar Parliamentary constituency, Uttar Pradesh. Again, the victory was momentous where Dr Sharma earned 50 per cent of the votes in the district. Making a ground-breaking achievement, it was the first time that any candidate in Gautam Buddha Nagar Lok Sabha constituency won in all five Vidhan Sabha Constituencies falling under it.

 

Beyond Work

Dr Sharma married Uma Sharma on 22nd January, 1987. A gynaecologist by profession, Uma Sharma hails from Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh. She is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecologist of Kailash Hospital and Heart Institute. Dr Mahesh Sharma and Uma Sharma have two children. Their daughter Dr. Pallavi Sharma has completed MS (Eye Surgeon) and their son, Dr. Kartik Sharma, is an MBBS with MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration) from the University of Oxford.

Dr Sharma believes in leading a simple and cheerful life. His innate desire for helping those in need makes people look forward to him for inspiration, support and guidance. He has dedicated himself to the service of the society. All business affairs etc. are being professionally managed by a team of over 400+ professionals and his family members.

AWARDS / HONOURS

During his inspirational journey towards the welfare of the society at large, Dr Sharma has earned several awards & accolades.

2014
Honorary Doctorate

Honorary Doctorate from Amity University.

2009
Business Sphere

Business Sphere Award (Trophy) for the year 2009-2010 titled Best Super Speciality Hospital for the Masses presented by Dr. Farooq Abdullah & Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nisank’.

2010
National & International

More than 200 National & International awards from different fields (Social work/ health awareness programmes).

2006
Indira Gandhi Appreciation

Indira Gandhi Appreciation Award 2006 from National Medical Forum.

2004
Delhi Hindi Sahitya

Delhi Hindi Sahitya Sammelan Award 2004-05.

2007
Noida Management

Noida Management Association Award – 2007 awarded to Kailash Group of Hospital.

2002
UP State IMA

UP State IMA Award – 2002.

2001
Giant’s International

Giant’s International Award – 2001 for Social Service.

2001
Delhi Medical

Delhi Medical Association Award – 2001 for Community Medicine Services.

2000
Lion’s Club

Lion’s Club Award – 2000 for Social Service.

1998
Rotary International

Rotary International Award 1998 for Social Service.

1989
UP State IMA

UP State IMA Award in 1989 for Best U.P. State Annual Conference Organizer.