Kapil Sibal (born 8 August 1948) is an Indian politician, Member of Parliament (RS) and an eminent lawyer. He formerly served at the helm of various ministries in the Congress-led UPA government over the years – beginning with the Ministry of Science & Technology, then the Ministry of Human Resource Development followed by the Ministry of Communications & IT, and the Ministry of Law & Justice.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, an eminent lawyer and a senior politician. Kapil Sibal is presently a member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. Previously he was elected to RS in 1998 and for two consecutive terms to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and 2009. He has served as Union Cabinet Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Human Resource Development, Telecom & IT and Law & Justice.

Sibal is known for his versatility. Apart from his emotive anthologies I Witness, My World Within, Shades of Truth, he also scripts lyrics for films. He is a prolific writer and his articles on topical issues in national & international dailies are widely read.