Dhiraj Prasad Sahu Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 64 Years
Marital Status: Married
Hometown: Lohardaga

Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
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Political Journey• From 1979 to 1983, he was a member of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) at Ranchi University.
• Later, he became an office-bearer of the Congress party in the Lohardaga district. He then went on to become a member of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee.
• In May 2009, he lost the Lok Sabha election from the Chatra constituency in Jharkhand that he contested on a ticket of the Indian National Congress.
• In June 2009, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha in a by-election. The seat to which he was elected was earlier held by Digvijay Singh, an Indian politician from the state of Bihar.
• He ran for the Lok Sabha elections again in 2014, from the Chatra constituency, on an Indian National Congress ticket, but he barely received over sixteen percent of the votes, and lost the elections.
• In May 2018, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha for the third time from Jharkhand.
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 November 1959 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023) 64 Years
BirthplaceLohardaga, Jharkhand
Zodiac signSagittarius
SignatureDhiraj Prasad Sahu's signature
College/UniversityMarwari College, Ranchi University, Jharkhand (1979)
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts [1]My Neta
AddressThana Path, P.O. & P.S. – Lohardaga, Distt. – Lohardaga, Jharkhand
Controversy Cash seizure by the IT department
On 6 December 2023, Dhiraj Prasad Sahu came under the radar of the Income Tax department after it launched marathon raids against Boudh Distillery Private Limited, an Odisha-based distillery company, and its promoters for alleged tax evasion and hoarding of unaccounted money. Dhiraj Prasad Sahu owns the distillery along with his family. In the week-long raids, cash worth Rs. 351 crore was discovered at Sahu's Ranchi home. Raids were also carried out at other properties owned by Sahu in various areas such as Sabalpur, Bolangir, Titilagarh, Boudh, Sudargarh, Rourkela, and Bhubaneswar. Some reports state that it is the biggest cash seizure that an Indian agency has ever conducted against a single group and companies connected to it. [2]India Today Later, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh issued a statement on the matter. He said,

"The Indian National Congress is in no way connected with the businesses of Dheeraj Sahu, MP. Only he can explain, and should explain, how huge amounts of cash have been reportedly unearthed by the Income Tax authorities from his properties."

Dhiraj was accused by other BJP members of abusing his position of authority and his close association with Rahul Gandhi. Former BJP State President and Rajya Sabha member Deepak Prakash released a statement. He said,

"This corruption cannot happen without the support of the JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha) government running the state. Congress and corruption have a close relationship. Whenever Congress has come to power, whether it is at the Centre or in State, rampant corruption has taken place. Dhiraj Sahu has a close relationship with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi."

While the legal proceedings were still ongoing, Dhiraj Prasad Sahu's old tweet from August 2022 went viral on social media in which he shared his opinion about black money's continued presence in the nation even after the demonetisation in 2016.
Dhiraj Sahu's tweet from 2022
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName not known
ChildrenSon- Harshit
ParentsFather- Baldev Prasad Sahu (freedom fighter, social worker, industrialist)
Mother- Sushila Devi

Note: His father was given the title of Rai Saheb for his contribution in the fight for India's independence.
SiblingsBrother(s)- 6
• Shivprasad Sahu (elder) (politician)
• Gopal Sahu (politician)
Sister- None
Style Quotient
Car Collection• BMW
• Fortuner
• Pagero
• Range Rover
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)In 2018, his annual earning was approximately Rs. 1 crore. [3]The Indian Express
Assets/PropertiesMovable assets
Cash: Rs. 15,00,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 2,42,31,965
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 31,16,000

Immovable Assets
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 2,00,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 95,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [4]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 32 crore (2019) [5]My Neta

Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dhiraj Prasad Sahu

  • Dhiraj Prasad Sahu is an Indian politician who is a member of the Indian National Congress. He has served three tenures as a Rajya Sabha MP. In 2023, he became the target of one of the largest IT raids in India, involving about Rs. 351 crores of unaccounted money.
  • In 1978, he was imprisoned during the Jail Bharo Andolan, a method of protest where the protesters voluntarily let themselves get arrested to fill the jails.
  • He has served as a member of various parliamentary committees such as the Standing Committee of Coal, Mines, and Steel, and the Consultative Committee of Power and New & Renewable Energy.
  • Dhiraj Prasad Sahu named his Ranchi home Sushila Niketan after his late mother Sushila Devi, which the Income Tax department raided in 2023.
  • During the 2023 IT raid at Sahu’s residence, the IT department involved nine teams of about 80 people from the tax department and various banks, working in shifts in a 24×7 cycle.
  • In November 2022, Sahu participated in the Indian National Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi.

  • Dhiarj Sahu is the third generation from his family lineage to be associated with the Indian National Congress. His house in Lohardaga once served as the guest house for former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, during one of her election campaigns. [6]The Hindu
  • According to some reports, Sahu’s family is involved in various businesses such as liquor, hotels, real estate, transportation and fisheries.
  • Some reports state that after India gained independence in 1947, Dheeraj Sahu’s father, Baldev, gave the government Rs. 47 lakh and 47 kg of gold to help strengthen the economy. [7]India Today
  • Sahu’s ancestral home plays a significant role in Congress’ political activities; therefore, it is sometimes referred to as the “White House of Lohardaga.” [8]India Today