Manik Sarkar Age, Caste, Wife, Biography, Family, Facts & More

Manik Sarkar

Real NameManik Sarkar
Political PartyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
Communist Party Of India (Marxist) Symbol
Political Journey1968: Joined the Marxist Communist Party, at the age of 19.
1972: Joined the State Committee of the Communist (Marxist) Party, at the age of 23.
1978: Inducted into the State Secretariate of CPI (M), at the age of 29.
1980: Elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Agartala constituency, at the age of 31.
1983: Elected to the Assembly from Krishnanagar, Agartala, at the age of 34.
1993: Appointed as the State Secretary of the CPI (M), at the age of 44.
1998: Became a member of the Politburo of the CPI (M), and on 11 March, became the Chief Minister of Tripura for the first time, at the age of 49.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 January 1949 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024)75 Years
Birth PlaceRadhakishorepur, Tripura, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAquarius
HometownAgartala, Tripura, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeMaharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) College, Agartala, Tripura
Educational QualificationB.Com. from Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) College in 1971
FamilyFather- Amulya Sarkar (a Tailor)
Mother- Anjali Sarkar (a State and later Provincial government employee)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Only 1 is known
CasteBengali Kayastha
Address3, Southern Part Of Thakurpally Road, West Agartala, PIN-799001
HobbiesListening to Classical Music, Doing Pranayam
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodHilsa Fish
Favourite Cigarette BrandCharminar
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpousePanchali Bhattacharya (a retired Central government employee)
Manik Sarkar Wife Panchali Bhattacharya
Marriage DateYear, 1992
Money Factor
Salary (as the Chief Minister of Tripura)₹26315 + Other Allowances (he donates his full salary to his party and in return, gets ₹10,000 per month as his subsistence allowance)
Net Worth (as in 2018)According to the affidavit submitted by him, Manik has Rs 1,520 cash in hand and Rs 2,410 deposits in his account in a nationalised bank. He does not have any other bank deposits and has never filed an income tax return. The Veteran communist leader also claims to have a non-agricultural land measuring 0.0118 acres in Agartala, which is jointly owned with his siblings. These are his possessions after being in power for 5 consecutive terms.

Manik Sarkar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manik Sarkar

  • Does Manik Sarkar smoke?: Yes
  • Does Manik Sarkar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • In his college days, he became active in student movements.
  • Throughout his academic life at MBB College, Sarkar was a candidate of the Students’ Federation of India. MBB College
  • During the food crisis of 1967, he was in the first year of his college and campaigned against the then Congress Government’s policies in Tripura.
  • At the MBB College, Sarkar became the General Secretary of the Student Union and was also elected to the Vice President of the Students’ Federation of India.
  • In 2015, after 18 years, under the Chief Ministership of Manik Sarkar, Tripura Government decided to withdraw the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state. The Act was imposed in the state on 16 February 1997 following the spurt of violence by the ultras. Manik Sarkar Lifted AFSPA in Tripura
  • Manik Sarkar is known to lead a modest life and has no car, bank balance or immovable property.
  • He doesn’t use government facilities and resources out of his own choice.
  • His wife, Panchali Bhattacharya, is a retired central government employee and can often be spotted moving on auto-rickshaws in Agartala and buying grocery like any other common woman.
  • Even as a Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar washes his clothes and polishes shoes everyday not even allowing his wife to touch shoes. Manik Sarkar At His House
  • He is very particular about exercise and Pranayam, and every morning for one hour, he listens to classical music.
  • He lives on ₹10,000 per month that his party gives him; as he donates his full salary as chief minister to the party fund.
  • So far, Manik Sarkar is Tripura’s longest-serving chief minister; as he has been in the post since 1998.
  • Manik Sarkar believes in simplicity and says that simple living should be every Communist leader’s ‘religion.’
  • He doesn’t even have a cell phone and has never used the red beacon on his official car.
  • In an interview, Sarkar said, “My expenses are a small pot of snuff and a cigarette a day.”
  • In 2018, his affidavit for the Tripura Assembly election revealed that he is the poorest of all Chief Ministers of India. Manik Sarkar Affidavit
  • His spartan lifestyle, extreme honesty, and sincerity are the hallmark of the ruling Left Front.
  • Here’s a conversation with Manik Sarkar: