Kapil Sibal Punjabi: ਕਪਿਲ ਸਿਬਲ(born 8 August 1948) is a prominent Indian politician and former lawyer and is currently the Minister of Communications and Information Technology. He also held the two ministries Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences in the First Manmohan Singh Cabinet. He is also heading as the cabinet minister of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. This may however mean a stop gap arrangement as the parliament was in session when the incumbent minister resigned.
He was first nominated in July 1988, as a Member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from the State of Bihar . and remained Additional Solicitor General of India, (December 1989 – December 1990) and President, Supreme Court Bar Association, on three occasions (1995–96, 1997–98 and 2001–2002).
Kapil Sibal was born in Jalandhar, Punjab on August 8, 1948, to Hira Lal Sibal and Smt. Kailash Rani Sibal, his father was a renowned advocate, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2006. He moved to Delhi in 1964, and obtained his M.A. in History from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Delhi, LLB from Faculty of Law,University of Delhi and LL.M (Master's in Law) from Harvard Law School in 1977. In his time at Harvard Law School, he demonstrated himself to be a strong scholar, the ultimate "reasonable man" in discussions, and an excellent chef.