Harivansh Narayan Singh Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Harivansh Narayan Singh

Real NameHarivansh Narayan Singh
Profession(s)Politician, Journalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Political PartyJanata Dal (United)
Harivansh Narayan Singh's Political Party, Janata Dal
Political Journey2014: Appointed to the Rajya Sabha, representing Bihar
2018: Elected as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 June 1956
Age (as of 2023) 67 Years
BirthplaceBallia, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownSitab Diara village (as it is on the border of UP & Bihar, the place is claimed by both the states)
SchoolJ P Inter college, Uttar Pradesh
College/UniversityBanaras Hindu University
Educational Qualification(s)• Post Graduate in Economics
• PG Diploma in Journalism
Address103 Uma Shanti Apartment, PO.- Gonda, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
HobbiesReading, Writing
Controversies• 3 charges related to Punishment for Defamation (IPC Section-500)
• 2 charges related to printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory (IPC Section-501)
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateApril 23, 1978
Wife/SpouseAsha Singh (House Wife)
ChildrenSon- 1, Name Not Known
Daughter- 1, Name Not Known
ParentsFather- Late Shri Banke Bihari Singh
Mother- Devjani Devi
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesBonds, Debentures, Shares: ₹19 Lacs
Jewellery: ₹26 Lacs
Total Value: ₹1.5 Crore (as in 2014)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹5 Crore

Harivansh Narayan Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harivansh Narayan Singh

  • He was a very studious and sincere student in his school; loved by all his teachers because of his academic performance.
  • During his college time, he was very inspired and influenced by the socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan (JP). He even actively participated in the JP Movement of 1974 and dropped his surname ‘Narayan.’
  • In 1977, he joined the Times Of India (TOI) as a trainee journalist. Later, he shifted to Mumbai and started working with the famous magazine, ‘Dharmyug magazine’ till 1981.
  • He joined the Bank Of India and worked there from 1981 to 1984.
  • He worked as an assistant editor with Amrit Bazar Patrika’s magazine ‘Ravivar’ till 1989.
  • In an interview, Harivansh revealed that he started with ₹500/month as his first salary.
  • In 1990, when ‘Chandra Shekhar’ became the Prime Minister of India, Harivansh was assigned as his additional media advisor.
  • He was the former editor of the esteemed newspaper of Bihar and Jharkhand, “Prabhat Khabar” for over 25 years. He has also launched new editions of the Hindi daily in Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.
  • In 2014, he was nominated for the Rajya Sabha by Nitish Kumar‘s JDU. It is said that before being picked for the Rajya Sabha, he was not even a primary member of the JDU party.

    “I got the Rajya Sabha nomination form for Rs 10,000. The amount was refunded after I was elected unopposed. I didn’t spend a penny to reach Rajya Sabha…as a journalist, the whole experience has had a certain impact on me,” Harivansh wrote in one of his columns.

  • After being elected to the Rajya Sabha, he adopted Bahuaara village in Rohtas.
  • He is the first MP from Janata Dal Party, who has been elected to the post of Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. On 9 August 2018, he became the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha; defeating B. K. Hariprasad of the Congress Party (an MP from Karnataka). Harivansh got a total of 125 votes whereas Hariprasad secured 105.