Mangal Prabhat Lodha (born 18 December 1955) is an Indian politician and vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maharashtra, and is the founder of the Lodha Group—a Mumbai-based real estate developer into housing and commercial projects. He is also the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Malabar Hill in South Mumbai and an active social worker. Mangal Prabhat Lodha was born and brought up in Sadri, a place in Marwar, Rajasthan and is the son of Shri Guman Mal Lodha, a freedom fighter and the chief justice of the Guwahati High Court. He is married to Mrs. Manju Lodha and has two sons, Abhishek and Abhinandan. Mr. Lodha completed his B.Com and LLB from the University of Jodhpur and practiced law in the Jodhpur High Court. Once his father was appointed a judge in the same court, he moved his practice from this court as he believed that it would be inappropriate to practice in the same court in which his father was the judge. In 1981, he moved to Mumbai and laid the foundation of the Lodha Group, which over the years, has grown into one of India’s leading real estate companies.