Ajit Jogi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ajit Jogi

Full NameAjit Pramod Kumar Jogi
ProfessionPolitician and Civil Servant (Retd.)
Famous ForFirst Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Civil Service
ServicesIndian Police Service
Indian Administrative Service
Batch1968 (IPS)
1970 (IAS)
Political PartiesChhattisgarh Janata Congress (2016-present)
Chhattisgarh Janata Congress was founded by Ajit Jogi
Indian National Congress (1986-2016)
Jogi was the member of Indian National Congress
Political Journey• In 1986, Jogi was asked by then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, to join Politics. At that time Jogi was a district collector of Indore District. Within two and half hours, he resigned the office of collector and joined the Indian National Congress.
• In 1986, he became the member of Rajya Sabha for the first time and held the position until 1998.
• From 1987 to 1989, he was the General Secretary of Pradesh Congress Committee, Madhya Pradesh and also a member of committees on Public Undertakings, Industries, and Railways.
• In 1998, he was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) to the 12th Lok Sabha for the Raigarh constituency but lost the Lok Sabha election in 1999 from Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh.
• When Chhattisgarh came into existence in 2000, Jogi became the first CM of Chhattisgarh and remained until 2003.
• From 2004 to 2008, he was the MP in the 14th Lok Sabha for Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh.
• In 2008, he became the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, representing the Marwahi constituency.
• In 2016, due to the anti-party activities, he, along with his son, was expelled from the Indian National Congress.
• In June 2016, Jogi founded a new party named 'Chhattisgarh Janata Congress.'
Biggest RivalChandu Lal Sahu (BJP)
Chandu Lal Sahu opponent of Ajit Jogi
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 April 1946
Age (as in 2018) 72 Years
BirthplaceJogisar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownBilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
SchoolsMishan Shala, Jyotipur, Pendra Road, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Higher Secondary School, Pendra, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
College/UniversityMaulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal
Delhi University, Delhi
Educational QualificationDegree in Engineering and Law
DebutIn 1986 when he joined the Indian National Congress
CasteSatnami (ST)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressResident of Anugrah, Sagon Banglow, Civil Line, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
HobbiesHorse Riding, Reading, Writing, Swimming, Gliding, Trekking, Yoga
Awards, Honours, Achievements "Most Outstanding Man" of the State Award (1984)
Controversies• In December 2003, when INC got defeat in Chhattisgarh assembly elections, a sting operation alleged that Jogi tried to bribe some of the BJP MLAs to form a breakaway faction promising them Congress' support. Subsequently, he was suspended from the party.
• In June 2007, Jogi and his son were arrested due to their connection with the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avtar Jaggi who was shot dead in June 2003.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 October 1975
Wife/SpouseDr. Renu Jogi (Eye Specialist)
Ajit Jogi with his wife
ChildrenSon- Amit Jogi (Politician)
Daughter- Late Anusha Jogi
Ajit Jogi with his wife and son
ParentsFather- Shri Kashi Prasad Jogi
Mother- Kanti Mani
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianRajiv Gandhi
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesGold Jewelry worth ₹18,65,000
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹6 Crore (As in 2014)

Ajit Jogi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajit Jogi

  • Does Ajit Jogi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Ajit Jogi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Ajit Jogi was born in an aboriginal family in the Central Provinces and Berar (Now, Chhattisgarh), British India.
  • He was a brilliant student and received a gold medal while studying Mechanical Engineering in Bhopal. He was the schoolmate of would-be cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.Jogi standing with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Center)
  • In 1967, he was the President of the Students’ Union of Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.
  • Having completed his graduation, Jogi started teaching in Raipur Engineering College (Now NIT).
  • In 1968, he became an IPS officer and in 1970, he got selected to IAS. His mother inspired him to join IAS.
  • He served as a District Collector for 12 years before getting into politics; holding all India record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate at the districts of Shahdol, Sidhi, Indore, and Raipur of Madhya Pradesh from 1974 to 1986.
  • In 1989, he started Padyatra covering 1,500 km in the eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awareness and mobilize support for the Congress Party.
  • His wife, Dr. Renu Jogi is an Eye Specialist. She met Jogi when she came to India after completing her study in America.
  • In 1996, Jogi was the member of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations for its 50th Anniversary Celebrations in New York.
  • He was also a member of the Indian Delegation to 98th I.P.U. Conference, Cairo, in 1997.
  • In 2000, when Chhattisgarh was formed, he became the first CM of the State.
  • On 12 May 2000, his daughter, Anusha Jogi committed suicide when she was forbidden to marry her lover.
  • In 2004, he lost both his legs in a car accident.
  • Ajit Jogi’s son Amit Jogi has also been a politician and an MLA from Marwahi Vidhan Sabha Constituency, Chhattisgarh.
  • Ajit Jogi has published books named “The role of District Collector” and “Administration of Peripheral Areas”.
  • In 2016, Jogi, along with his son, left the Indian National Congress and founded a new party “Chhattisgarh Janata Congress.”