Satish C. Sharma (11 October 1947 – 17 February 2021) was an Indian politician. He represented the Indian National Congress party, and was a former member of the Union Cabinet in the Government of India. Sharma's political career was boosted by his closeness to both Rajiv Gandhi, and after his assassination, his wife and the de facto political power center of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi. He held seats in the Lok Sabha at the behest of both the Nehru-Gandhi family and the electorate.
|Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas|
|Member of Parliament for Uttar Pradesh|
5 July 2010 – 4 July 2016
|Member of Parliament|
|Preceded by||Ashok Singh|
|Succeeded by||Sonia Gandhi|
|Preceded by||Rajiv Gandhi|
|Succeeded by||Dr. Sanjay Singh|
|Born||11 October 1947|
Secunderabad, (Andhra Pradesh)
|Died||17 February 2021 (aged 73)|
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||one son and one daughter|
|Residence(s)||34, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi.|
Satish Sharma was born on 11 October 1947 in Secunderabad, a city in the Indian state Telangana. He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun and was later trained as a pilot in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married to Sterre Sharma who founded and runs the Tribal jewellery museum at Mangar Bani on the Delhi-Haryana which is a sacred grove in Faridabad district. He died on 17 February 2021 in Goa.
In 1991 he was elected to the Lok Sabha in a by-poll from Rajiv Gandhi's constituency of Amethi following the latter's assassination. From January 1993 until December 1996 he was Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Amethi again in 1996, and after losing in Amethi in 1998, he was elected again to Lok Sabha from Raebareli in 1999.
In October 2021, Sharma was named in the Pandora Papers. These documents showed that Sharma owned property and had control of multiple international trusts, starting in 1995, which were not declared to the Election Commission. According to Sharma's wife Sterre Sharma, her husband had no offshore accounts, and the property was liquidated to pay taxes.