is an Indian politician serving as Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from West Bengal. He is a former Member of parliament, Lok Sabha representing Barrackpore constituency of West Bengal. Prior to that he was Member of parliament, Rajya Sabha for two separate terms. He is the former Union Minister for Railways and the former Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare under Manmohan Singh's cabinet. Trivedi was recipient of Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2016-2017 period and was felicitated at an event at the central hall of Parliament.
He is also the Chairman of the Indo-European Union Parliamentary Forum (IEUPF), and other Parliamentary Forums.