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Jai Ram Thakur Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Tandi, Himachal Pradesh
Age: 59 Years
Wife: Sadhna Thakur

Jai Ram Thakur

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous forServing as the Chief Minister of the state of Himachal Pradesh from 2017 to 2022
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper (semi-bald)
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
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Political Journey• 1986: Became the Joint secretary of Himachal Pradesh' Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP)
• 1989-93: Became the Organizing Secretary of ABVP in Jammu and Kashmir
• 1993-95: Became State Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha in Himachal Pradesh
• 1998: Elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
• 2000-2003: Served as the Vice President of Bharatiya Janta Party in Himachal Pradesh
• 2003: Re-elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
• 2003-2005: Served as the President of Bharatiya Janta Party Yuva Morcha in Himachal Pradesh
• 2007: Re-elected again to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
• 2012: Re-elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the fourth time
• 2017: Re-elected to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the fifth time, and on 27 December, he became the 14 Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
• 2022: Won the Seraj assembly constituency in Himachal Pradesh and resigned as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 8 December 2022
• 2022: Became the Leader of Opposition in the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly
Awards2017: Won three awards under different categories by the Ministry of Rural Development for best performance under PMGSY
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 January 1965 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024) 59 Years
BirthplaceTandi, Distt. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureJai Ram Thakur's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownTandi, Himachal Pradesh
School• A Government Primary School, Tandi village, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (primary education)
• A government school in Thunag, Mandi (middle education)
College/University• Vallabh Government College, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
• Panjab University, Chandigarh
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts [1]Hindustan Times
• Master of Arts in English Literature [2]The Times of India
ReligionHinduism
Jai Ram Thakur at Hanuman Mandir
CasteRajput [3]The Times of India
AddressVillage Tandi, Thunag, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
HobbiesListening to old songs, performing one-act plays, reading, playing cricket
ControversyExpelled from the Assembly

In March 2024, the speaker of assembly Kuldeep Singh Pathania suspended some BJP members including Thakur and also sent notice to Privileges Committee for misbehaving in Vidhan Sabha before the budget was passed on 28 February 2024. According to the speaker, the MLAs did not leave the house even after he adjourned it and also threw papers on the chair of the speaker and raised slogans. Later, Thakur claimed that the Congress led government disqualified BJP’s seven MLAs to save the Congress government in the state. In a statement, he said,

I would like to say that there is instability in the government and the Chief Minister is trying to save the government in the state, there are 7 new legislators being given the notice and they are trying to move forward towards the disqualification of more members of BJP. We are looking forward to the legal aspects.” [4]Mint
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date21 June 1995
Family
Wife/SpouseDr. Sadhna Thakur (doctor)
Dr Sadhna Thakur
ChildrenDaughter(s)- 2
• Chandrika Thakur
• Priyanka Thakur
Jai Ram Thakur With His Daughters
ParentsFather- Shri Jethu Ram Thakur (deceased) (mason)
Jai Ram Thakur With His Father
Mother- Briku Devi
Jai Ram Thakur Mother
SiblingsBrother(s)- 3
• Biri Singh
• Anant Ram (mason)
• Veer Singh (tailor)
Jai Ram Thakur With His Elder Brother and Sister-in-Law
Sister(s)- 2
• Purnu Devi
• Anu Thakur
Jai Ram Thakur With His Sister Anu Thakur
Favourites
FoodSiddu, Akhtori, Punjabi Cuisines
Singer(s)Shreya Ghoshal, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Toyota Innova
• Mahindra Scorpio
Money Factor
Assets/Properties [5]My NetaMovable Assets

• Cash: Rs. 41,000
• Deposits in Banks: Rs. 99,55,681
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs. 25,44,096
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 37,47,837
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 13,50,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 3,10,000
• Other assets: Rs. 1,87,056

Immovable Assets

• Agricultural Land: Rs. 62,00,000
• Non Agricultural Land: Rs. 65,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 52,50,000
Net Worth (approx.)In 2022, his net worth was approximately calculated at Rs. 3.12 crore. [6]My Neta

Jai Ram Thakur

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jai Ram Thakur

  • He was born into a family which was dependent on farming for livelihood. During his childhood, he faced many financial problems.
  • According to his brother, their house was small and Jairam used to sleep in the kitchen.
  • His political career started when he was in college and joined the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
  • He started doing public service after joining ABVP and continued to do it for a long time.

    Jai Ram Thakur during his initial days as a politician

    Jai Ram Thakur during his initial days as a politician

  • In an interview, Thakur revealed that when he contested the elections for the first time in 1993, his parents were not happy because they had no money. He did not win this election and contested again in the 1998 elections and won it.
  • His first election was won by the Chachiot (Seraj) constituency in 1998.
  • From 2009 to 2012, he was the Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. He worked on issues related to rural development, education, and public welfare.
  • On 27 December 2017, Thakur became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was the first from Mandi district, and the sixth overall to be chosen as the CM. He won the assembly elections after the Chief Ministerial candidate, Prem Kumar Dhumal lost to the Sujanpur assembly.

    Jai Ram Tahkur (left) taking oath as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh

    Jai Ram Tahkur (left) taking oath as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh

  • While serving as the Chief Minister, he worked on rural development, tourism, health, education, and infrastructure. He also worked on issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the farmer protest.
  • In the 2022 legislative elections, when the BJP lost the elections, Thakur resigned from the position of Chief Minister but he continued to serve the post until a new CM was elected. He became the Leader of the Opposition in the legislative assembly.
  • On 19 September 2023, he staged a protest during the winter session of the Himachal Assembly in Dharamshala.

    Jai Ram Thakur staging a protest

    Jai Ram Thakur staging a protest

  • He has served as the General Development Committee and Education Committee and vice-chairman of the state Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.
  • He contributes to social service by organizing blood donation camps.
  • In an interview, he remembered that he met his wife Sadhna when they worked as activists of BJP’s youth wing ABVP in Jaipur. According to his family, he told his wife that she would have to struggle if she married Thakur, to which she agreed and later they got married.
  • Thakur was called the ‘Helicopter vale CM or Hoarding vale CM’ by the Congress ministers because he used to travel in the government helicopter to make even the smallest visits.
  • He had a good reputation among people and they often say ‘Jai Shree Ram’ when they meet Thakur.

  • He is an avid animal lover.

    Jai Ram Thakur with a cow

    Jai Ram Thakur with a cow

  • He likes playing cricket and often attends local matches.

    Jai Ram Thakur playing cricket

    Jai Ram Thakur playing cricket