Santosh Gangwar (born 1 November 1948) is an alumnus of the Agra University and the Rohilkhand University in Uttar Pradesh from where he completed his B Sc and LLB Degrees. He currently is a Minister of State for Finance in the Government of India. He is a Member of Parliament (16th Lok Sabha), former minister of state in Government of India and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has been Member of Parliament for the city of Bareilly since 1989 till date (except 2009-2014). He was also the chief whip of the party in 14th Lok Sabha.
Known as a soft-spoken person, he is considered to be proactive and hands-on authority by all. The officials in the ministry say he is a very approachable minister who takes considered decisions. He was also in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s council of Ministers, holding the posts of Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Parliamentary Affairs.