Jyotipriya Mallick Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kolkata
Wife: Manidipa Mallick
Age: 65 Years

Jyotipriya Mallick

Other nameJyoti Priya Mallick
NicknameBalu Da
Profession(s)Politician, Lawyer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyAll India Trinamool Congress (AITMC)
All India Trinamool Congress Logo
Political JourneyElections
• Contested and won the West Bengal Assembly elections from the Gaighata constituency in 2001 and 2006
• Contested and won the West Bengal Assembly elections from the Habra constituency in 2011, 2016, and 2021

Ministerial Appointments
• Department of Food & Supplies (20 May 2011 - 10 May 2021)
• Department of Public Enterprises and Industrial Reconstruction
• Department of Forests (10 May 2021 - present)
• Department of Non-Conventional & Renewable Energy Sources (10 May 2021 - present)
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 May 1958 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)65 Years
BirthplaceCalcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureSignature of Jyotipriya Mallick
SchoolThe Scottish Church Collegiate School, Kolkata (1975)
College/University• Vidyasagar College, Kolkata
• Surendranath College, Kolkata
Educational Qualification(s)• BSc at Vidyasagar College (1979)
• LLB at Surendranath College (1983) [1]Election Commission of India

Note: This community emerged out of the Bardhawan district in West Bengal and is primarily involved in farming.
AddressBC- 245, Salt Lake City, B. N. C. C. Post Office, Bidhannagar North, District – North 24-Parganas, Pin - 700064, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ControversyArrested by The ED for Alleged Involvement in Malpractices
In October 2023, Joytipriya Mallick was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on allegations of participating in a ration scam and embezzling Rs. 95 crore during his tenure as the Minister of Food Supplies amid the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in India. The ED acted on a complaint against businessman Bakibur Rahman, leading to Mallick's arrest. After questioning Rahman, the ED conducted a raid on Mallick's residence on 26 October 2023, where they confiscated various documents and stamps related to the fraudulent activities. Following Mallick's detention, several AITMC leaders, including Mamata Banerjee, criticized both the ED and the Central Government, accusing them of deliberately framing Mallick in a fabricated case. Mamta talked about it while giving an interview and said,

"They are tumbling down ghee bottles, oil bottles, taking pictures of sarees, cosmetics in the name of raids… My question is why a single BJP leader’s house has not been raided? Why a single BJP dacoit house has not been raided?… The LS election is due in five months. Election in five states is going on. Now, the house of the son of a CM is raided… We do not believe in political revenge. I respect the constitutional chair. So I am silent." [2]The Indian Express

Later, it was exposed that Mallick channelized the funds acquired through diverting ration supplies among three companies. In November 2023, Abhijit Das, Mallick's former personal assistant, informed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that Mallick had designated Das's mother and wife as directors of one of these companies. However, Das said that he was not aware of their appointments, claiming that his mother and wife resigned from their directorial roles after he resigned from his position as Mallick's personal assistant. [3]The Telegraph Thereafter, the ED called in Priyadarshini Mallick, his daughter, and Debapriya Mallick, his elder brother, for interrogation.
Mallick being escorted by CRPF officials
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseManidipa Mallick (homemaker)
ChildrenDaughter- Priyadarshini Mallick (teacher, academician, secretary of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education)
Priyadarshini Mallick
ParentsFather- Sakti Pada Mallick (deceased)
Mother- Nabanalini Mallick
SiblingsBrother(s)- 5
• Debapriya Mallick (elder; doctor)
A photo of Jyotiprakash Mallick's brother Debapriya Mallick
• Swadhin Mallick (Mohun Bagan Football Club employee)
Style Quotient
Car CollectionHe owns a Mahindra Scorpio.
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Salary- Rs. 1,49,990 (as a cabinet minister) (as of 2023) [4]The Telegraph
Income- Rs. 40,21,910 (as per the financial year (2019-2020) [5]MyNeta
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 22,000
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions, and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 4,48,02,498
• Bonds, Debentures, and Shares in Companies: Rs. 5,76,250
• NSS and Postal Savings: Rs. 4,52,084
• LIC or other insurance policies: Rs. 27,53,992
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 11,86,023
• Jewellery: Rs. 1,40,000

Immovable Assets
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 4,05,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2021. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. [6]MyNeta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 4,98,85,763

Note: The net worth was for the year 2021. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents. [7]MyNeta

Jyotipriya Mallick

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jyotipriya Mallick

  • Jyotipriya Mallick is an Indian lawyer and politician. He is a member of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) and has served as the minister of Forest Affairs, Non-Conventional and Renewable Energy Sources, and Food & Supplies. In October 2023, Mallick gained attention when the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested him on suspicions of participating in the ration scam. The incident occurred during his tenure as the head of the Department of Food & Supplies.
  • During the 1970s, Mallick joined the student union while attending college.
  • He took over the role of a director at West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited on 26 December 2007.
  • He emerged as a victor in the 2011 West Bengal elections by winning 86,218 votes.

    Jyotipriya Mallick during a road show while doing an election campaigning

    Jyotipriya Mallick during a road show while doing an election campaigning

  • Jyotipriya Mallick is regarded as a key ally of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sources suggest that he played a pivotal role in Mamata’s success in the 2011 legislative assembly elections by helping her build a positive rapport with the Matuas, a scheduled caste community in West Bengal.

    Jyotipriya with the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

    Jyotipriya with the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

  • Mallick won the 2016 West Bengal state assembly election by winning 1,01,590 votes. In the elections, he won over his nearest rival, a Communist Party of India (Marxist) member named Ashis Kantha Mukherjee.
  • In 2021, Jyotipriya Mallick won the West Bengal Assembly Election by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party’s Biswajit Sinha with a margin of 3,841 votes.
  • On 10 May 2021, Mallick was replaced as the Minister of Food & Supplies by Rathin Ghosh.

    Mallick's photo taken while he served as the Minister of Food & Supplies

    Mallick’s photo taken while he served as the Minister of Food & Supplies

  • Mallick reportedly possesses a mansion in Shanti Niketan, West Bengal, which he acquired for Rs. 1.5 crore. As per sources, he invested Rs. 85 lakhs in repainting the mansion. As of 2023, the estimated worth of the property exceeds Rs. 6 crore.
  • The 2011 and 2021 election affidavits he submitted indicated a 550% growth in the value of his assets and properties.
  • On 2 November 2021, Jyotipriya Mallick became the director of the West Bengal Essential Commodities Supply Corporation Ltd.