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Manoj Sinha Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Education: M.Tech.
Age: 61 Years
Caste: Bhumihar Brahmin

Manoj Sinha

Bio/Wiki
Name Earned"Vikas Purush" [1]The Indian Express
Profession(s)• Politician
• Civil Engineer
• Agriculturist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGrey
Politics
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey • In 1989, he joined BJP National Council as a member.
• In 1996, elected a Lok Sabha Member from Ghazipur Constituency.
• In 1999, again elected to Lok Sabha from Ghazipur Constituency.
• In 2014, he was elected to Lok Sabha for the third time from Ghazipur Constituency.
• In May 2014, he was appointed the Minister of State for the Railways Ministry. Manoj Sinha taking oath as Minister of State for Railway Ministry
• In July 2016, he was appointed the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Communications Ministry.
• He lost the 2019 Lok Sabha election to Afzal Ansari from the Ghazipur constituency.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 July 1959 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2020)61 Years
BirthplaceMohanpura, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac signCancer
NationalityIndian
HometownGhazipur, Uttar Pradesh
CollegeIndian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (earlier IIT-BHU)
Educational QualificationM.Tech. degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi [2]The Week
ReligionHinduism
CasteBhumihar Brahmin [3]The Week
AddressVillage Mohanpura, Post Bansdevpur, District Ghazipur, U.P.
HobbiesTraveling, Farming, Doing Philanthropy
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 May 1977 (Sunday)
Family
Wife/SpouseNeelam Sinha
ChildrenHe has a son and a daughter.
ParentsFather- Late Virendra Kumar Singh
Mother- Name Not Known
Style Quotient
Car [4]My NetaHyundai Verna (DL 12CK 0366)
Assets/Properties [5]My NetaMovable

Bank Deposits: Rs. 27 lakh
LIC/Insurance Policies: Rs. 4.67 lakh
Motor Vehicle: Hyundai Verna (worth Rs. 12.40 lakh)
Jewellery: Gold & Silver worth Rs. 3.47 lakh
Pistol: Worth Rs. 10 thousand

Immovable

Agriculture Land: Worth Rs. 20 lakh in Bhagalpur, Bihar
Commercial Buildings: Worth Rs. 60.30 lakh in Godowlia, Varanasi
Residential Buildings: Worth Rs. 1.81 crore in Varanasi and Ghazipur
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 4.52 Crore (as in 2019) [6]My Neta

Manoj Sinha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manoj Sinha

  • Manoj Sinha is an Indian politician who has been a three-time Member of Parliament from the Ghazipur constituency in Uttar Prades. He became the 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on 6 August 2020; succeeding G.C. Murmu, the first Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. A Rashtrapati Bhawan communique read,

    The President has been pleased to appoint Shri Manoj Sinha, to be the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes charge of his office vice Shri Girish Chandra Murmu.”

  • He was born in a Bhumihar Brahmin family in Mohanpura in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • An agriculturist at heart, Mr. Sinha is known for keeping a low-profile image, and he is also known for his trademark dhoti and long kurta.

    Manoj Sinha in his traditional Dhoti and Kurta

    Manoj Sinha in his traditional Dhoti and Kurta

  • During his college days, he was actively involved in student politics and was even elected the president of the Banaras Hindu University Students’ Union in 1982.
  • During 1999-2000, Mr. Sinha was a member of the General Council, School of Planning.
  • He has been among the best performing members of the Indian Parliament.
  • He is also praised for his very high attendance in parliament.
  • India Today Magazine counted him among the seven most honest Members of Parliament.
  • During his tenure as the Minister of State for the Railways Ministry, Mr. Sinha handled key assignments including the task to connect several cities in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

    Manoj Sinha on the seat of a loco pilot

    Manoj Sinha on the seat of a loco pilot

  • As the Minister of State (Communication), Mr. Sinha is has been credited with overcoming the menace of call drop. Manoj Sinha Minister of State (Communication)
  • He has also been a Member of Committee on Energy and another Committee on Government Assurances.
  • Sinha set a benchmark among the members of Parliament by successfully utilizing all the money allotted to him as an MP for public welfare in the MPLAD fund.
  • In March 2017, Mr. Sinha missed the post of the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after the Modi-Shah combine picked Yogi Adityanath. Earlier, Sinha was the frontrunner for the post, which eventually went to Yogi in a dramatic turn of events. [7]The Week
  • He has a habit of chewing gutkha.

    Manoj Sinha chewing gutkha

    Manoj Sinha chewing gutkha

  • Manoj Sinha is a travel freak, and he has extensively travelled across India. [8]Elections.in
  • Mr. Sinha’s wife, Neelam Sinha, belongs to Maghara Bihar Sharif in Bihar’s Nalanda district.
  • For his active involvement in developing the backward villages of Uttar Pradesh, he is often called ‘Vikas Purush.’

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