Manik Saha Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 70 Years
Wife: Swapna Saha
Hometown: Agartala

Manik Saha

Profession(s)• Politician
• Dentist
• Teaching
Famous forBecoming the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura
Manik Saha's swearing in ceremony as the Chief Minister
Political Party• Indian National Congress (quit in 2016)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (2016-present)
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Political Journey• President of BJP Tripura (2020)
• Elected Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha (2022)
• 11th Chief Minister of Tripura
• On 8 March 2023, he took oath as the Chief Minister of Tripura for the second time. [1]The Telegraph
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 January 1953 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)70 Years
BirthplaceAgartala, Tripura, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownAgartala, Tripura, India
School• Umakanta Academy, Agartala, Tripura
College/University• Government Dental College, Patna (1982)

• King George's Medical College, Lucknow (1991-1994)
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) [2]

• Master of Dental Surgery (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) [3]
Manik Saha outside a temple
AddressMasjid Road, Santipara, Agartala, Tripura (W), Pin 799001
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSwapna Saha
Manik Saha with his wife Swapna Saha
ChildrenDaughter(s)- 2
• Asmita Saha (a Doctor by profession)
Manik Saha's daughter, Asmita Saha

• Trishita Saha
Trishita Saha, daughter of Manik Saha
ParentsFather- Makhan Lal Saha
Manik Saha paying homage to his father's portrait

Mother- Priya Bala Saha


Some Lesser Known Facts About Manik Saha

  • Manik Saha is an Indian politician who became the 11th Chief Minister of Tripura. Manik Saha is also an elected Member of the Parliament from Rajya Sabha. He is a professional dental surgeon and a teacher as well.
  • Manik Saha, upon completing his schooling in Tripura, pursued his career in the medical field. His ambitions led him to the city of Patna, where he, in 1982, completed his formal education and earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from the Government Dental College in Patna. Manik Saha is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialist.
  • After practising for almost a decade, Manik Saha, in 1991, enrolled himself in the prestigious King George’s Medical College (KGMC) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh; where he completed his Post-Graduation and earned his Master of Dental Surgery degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • In 1994, upon completing his post-graduation, Manik Saha quickly began to climb the ladder of success, and soon became a Senior Dental Surgeon at Tripura Dental Health Service in the Government of Tripura.
  • Before joining the Indian National Congress, Manik Saha was serving as a teacher at the Tripura Medical College located in Hapania. He has also served as a professor and was also the Head of the Department at BR Ambedkar Memorial Teaching Hospital in Agartala.
  • Since the state of Tripura has only one seat of representation in Rajya Sabha, Manik Saha, hence, is the only Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha from Tripura.

    Manik Saha giving a speech in Rajya Sabha

    Manik Saha giving a speech in Rajya Sabha

  • Manik Saha successfully secured 40 out of 60 seats in the Tripura Assembly and was elected the Member of Parliament.

    Manik Saha while filling the nomination form for the Rajya Sabha candidature

    Manik Saha while filling the nomination form for the MP candidature

  • When Manik Saha was appointed as the Chief Minister of Tripura; some BJP MLAs showed their anguish and began protesting against the decision of the party. [4]India Today
  • Manik Saha is the President of the Tripura Cricket Association. He is also a state-level Badminton player.

    President of the Tripura Cricket Association Manik Saha congratulating U-14 cricket team

    President of the Tripura Cricket Association, Manik Saha, with the U-14 state boys’ cricket team

  • Manik Saha is well-known in the political world for his clean image. In 2021, under his leadership as the party’s president, Manik led the BJP to a landslide victory against its opponents in the 13 civic body polls held in Tripura.
  • In 2020, Manik Saha, as the President of BJP Tripura, is accredited with the enrollment of more than 7 lakh new members in the party. This was done during the BJP’s statewide enrollment drive in Tripura.