Minister of Railways Laloo Prasad Yadav of India

Lalu Prasad Yadav was born in Phulwaria in Gopalganj district of Bihar on June 11, 1947, to Kundan Rai and Marachhiya Devi, a poor peasant family.
Yadav married Rabri Devi on June 1, 1973.
Yadav remained in power in Bihar for more than one and a half decades during Mandal era.
Yadav was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Chhapra and Madhepura seats of Bihar.
When Yadav took over, the Indian Railways was a loss-making organization.
Yadav is now credited with engineering the financial turnaround of Indian Railways, that was on the verge of bankruptcy before his appointment to the office.
Yadav has been recognised as a brand on his own amongst a few industries in rural Bihar.
Yadav has a sizable fan following in Bollywood, which includes actors Sunil Shetty and Raza Murad and directors Mahesh Manjrekar and Mahesh Bhatt to name a few.
A Bollywood movie titled Padamshree Laloo Prasad Yadav was released in 2004.
His brand of politics has caused a great deal of resentment among other caste groups such as Bhumihar Brahmins, Rajputs, other Brahmin sub-castes and Kayasthas (who Yadav has collectively dubbed Bhurabal meaning brown hair.
While Yadav has been criticised for aggravating caste divisions through his policies, his admirers claim that he helps disadvantaged groups out of a belief in secularism and social justice.
I will make Bihar's roads as smooth as Hema Malini's cheeks.
Yadav has been charged with corruption cases , the most infamous being the "Fodder scam.
Yadav was one of the main accused in multi-million rupee scam.
Yadav was first sent to "Judicial remand" (Bihar Military Police guest house, Patna) on July 30, 1997 for 134 days.
Due to proceedings in the fodder scam, Yadav was remanded for a day in Beur jail on November 28, 2000.
On November 26, 2001, Yadav was again remanded, in a case related to the Fodder scam.
In August 2008, CNN-IBN alleged that Yadav had misused his position as the Union Railway Minister to help his relatives acquire land.
Yadav has supported Students Islamic Movement of India SIMI, as claimed by many, to appease the Muslim vote bank.
True facts of the incident that led to communal violence in Gujarat have not come into open and the high power inquiry commission would try to unearth them," Yadav said addressing a public meeting after flagging off first passenger train on newly converted Bandikui-Bharatpur broad gauge line in Bandikui.
Railway minister Laloo Prasad Yadav was never a man for parliamentary niceties.
Mr Yadav had left the job to his deputy, R Velu, even as he sat on the front row, surveying the House proceedings.
were being under-weighed leading to involvement of railway officials, transporters and consignees in the racket.
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that he will be among the first to support a new law against tainted ministers.
Lalu Prasad Yadav is one of the Union Ministers facing criminal charges.
Railway Minister Lalu (Laloo) Prasad Yadav has struck back at NDA's attack's on him by launching a departmental enquiry into the Godhra carnage, in which several VHP activists were burnt alive in the S-6 compartment of the Sabarmati Express.
spontaneously even during the mock rehearsals.
Yadav is not the only politician to have descended on the large screen.
IN LESS than a decade-and-a-half, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav has risen from being a virtual non-entity even in his native Bihar to one of the best-known political leaders in India.
Despite his carefully cultivated image of being a rustic buffoon, Mr Laloo Yadav has certainly been one of the most media-savvy politicians in India.
For example, on the day the RJD was formed in July 1997, Mr Laloo Yadav had appeared on a TV news programme, where the anchor patronisingly remarked that his party could at best hope to be described as a regional party.
In his characteristic style, Mr Laloo Yadav had used humour to drive home the message that his party would be the one to matter in Bihar, not the parent Janata Dal.
Mr Laloo Yadav has also shown a better appreciation of the compulsions of coalition politics.
Mr Laloo Yadav has also been quite brazen about the manner in which he has patronised criminals and goons.
In his otherwise successful political career, Mr Laloo Yadav has had to face at least one embarrassing defeat.
Mr Laloo Yadav boasted that he would prove that Sharad Yadav was a mere paper tiger, a person without a mass base.
This time round, Mr Laloo Yadav has decided to play it safe.
Laloo Prasad Yadav is a name that needs no introduction.
Yadav is Johny’s sidekick while Prasad is his defending lawyer.
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav is a Bollywood Film featuring Sunil Shetty released in 2005.
Laloo Prasad Yadav is now credited with engineering the financial turnaround of Indian Railways, which was on the verge of bankruptcy before his appointment to the office.
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Yadav is a Union Railway Minister in this Government.
Railways Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav is a key ally of India's governing coalition led by the Congress party.
Mr Yadav is a formidable force in India's most lawless state, Bihar, which his Rashtriya Janata Dal governed for 13 years until electoral defeat in 2005.
And recently, Mr Yadav has found his way into the textbooks - a prestigious Indian management institute introduced a case study on his work in the ministry for its business students.
One of India's most colourful politicians, Mr Yadav is known for his quirky style and mass appeal.
Born in a poor farming family in Bihar, Mr Yadav has travelled a long way from his humble origins.
As a politician, Mr Yadav was groomed by socialist leader Jai Prakash Narayan, who led a student movement in the early 1970s.
Laloo Prasad Yadav is a formidable force in India's most lawless state, Bihar, which his Rashtriya Janata Dal has governed for the past 13 years using caste and religion disputes.
Laloo Prasad Yadav is the next guest on Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007 (1st September Episode.
Padmashree Laloo Prasad Yadav is produced under the banner of Rhea Arts in association with Satyajeet Movies.
Laloo Prasad Yadav is the honorable railway minister in the present Congress led UPA government.
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Indian Railways Minister Laloo Prasad who doubles up as a management guru has been invited to address the country's top hoteliers at a hospitality summit in New Delhi.
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