Ram Madhav is an Indian politician, writer and journalist. He is currently serving as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has also been a former member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
He is a Member, Board of Governors of India Foundation, a premier think tank based in Delhi. Mr Madhav has also authored several books in English and Telugu, with his latest one being ‘Uneasy Neighbours: India and China after 50 years of war’.
Madhav was born in Amalapuram in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Primarily a student of engineering, he earned his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Andhra Pradesh. He has a post-graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Mysore, Karnataka.
Madhav’s association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh began as a teenager. He volunteered to be a full-time worker for RSS in 1981 and was assigned to several key positions in the organization.
He was the editor of Bharatiya Pragna, a monthly magazine in English published by Pragna Bharati, and associate editor of Jagriti, a Telugu weekly.