Pratik Doshi is an Indian civil servant who serves in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) as an Officer-on-Special Duty (OSD). Pratik is known as the “eyes and ears of the Prime Minister” for his close affiliation with Narendra Modi. He hit the headlines in June 2023 after he got married to Vangmayi Parakala who is the daughter of the Finance Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman.
Pratik Doshi was born in Gujarat, India. After completing his schooling, he enrolled at the Singapore Management University (SMU), where he pursued graduation.
Family & Caste
Pratik Doshi belongs to a Hindu family belonging to the Gujjar tribe in Gujarat.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife, Vangmayi Parakala, is a journalist, who has worked with many renowned newspapers. He got married to her on 7 June 2023 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. According to sources, their marriage ceremony was attended only by the bride and groom’s close associates and not by famous personalities. Their marriage was also attended by the seers from the Udupi Adamaru Mutt, who had come to give blessings to the bride and groom. The wedding followed the Vedic rituals of Adamaru Mutt.
When Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Doshi served in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). In 2014, he was posted to New Delhi at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) after Modi became the 14th Prime Minister of India. After he received a promotion and became a joint secretary in the PMO, on 14 June 2023, Doshi was appointed as the OSD (Research & Strategy). Doshi is considered to be one of the brains behind the Government of India’s policy of banning the sale and use of plastic bags in India.
As an Officer-on-Special Duty (Research & Strategy), Pratik Doshi received a salary of Rs. 1,06,853 + other allowances.