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Hometown: North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Wife: Krishna Roy
Age: 67 Years

Mukul Roy

Bio
ProfessionPolitician
Political Party• Indian National Congress (until 1998)
Indian National Congress
• All India Trinamool Congress (1998-2017) (2021-present)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2017-2021)
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Political Journey2006: In April, elected to the Rajya Sabha.
Aug. 2006-May 2009: served as Member, Committee on Urban Development and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs.
April 2008-May 2009: served as Permanent Special Invitee, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways.
28 May 2009-20 March 2012: Served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Shipping.
19 May 2011-12 July 2011: Served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways.
20 March 2012-22 Sept. 2012: Served as Minister of Railways.
April 2012: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha.
2016: Contested the 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election and lost.
2017: On 25 September, he resigned from the Trinamool Congress, and on 11 October, he resigned from Rajya Sabha membership. On 3 November, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
2021: Contested the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election and won. On 11 June, he rejoined the All India Trinamool Congress.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 April 1954
Age (as of 2021)67 Years
BirthplaceKanchrapara, Distt. North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
Zodiac signAries
NationalityIndian
HometownKanchrapara, Distt. North 24 Parganas, West Bengal
SchoolHarneet High School, Kanchrapara, West Bengal
College/UniversityCalcutta University, West Bengal
Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationBSc (Part I) from Calcutta University
An M.A. degree in public administration from the Madurai Kamaraj University in 2006
FamilyFather- Late Jugal Nath Roy
Mother- Late Shrimati Rekha Roy
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionHinduism
Address53, Ghatak Road, P.O.- Kancharapa, West Bengal - 743145
HobbiesWatching Cricket & Football matches, Reading, Travelling
Controversies• On 11 July 2011, when Manmohan Singh (the then Prime Minister of India) asked him to visit the site of derailment of the Guwahati-Puri Express in Assam, he openly defied him.
• In 2012, he was criticised for removing the hike in railway-passenger-fare (introduced by the former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi).
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseKrishna Roy
ChildrenHe has a son named Subhranshu.
Mukul Roy with his son, Subhranshu
Money Factor
Salary (as Rajya Sabha Member)50,000 INR + other allowances /month (as in 2014)
Net Worth 50 Lakh INR (as in 2014)

Mukul Roy

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mukul Roy

  • He is a veteran Indian politician and a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • During his school days, Mukul actively participated in drama, quiz and inter-school science exhibitions.
  • He was also a member of the Bharat Scouts and Guides and regularly took part in camps.
  • Mukul has served in different capacities at the Government of India including Railway Minister of India.
  • In 2012, when Mamata Banerjee resigned as the Railway Minister, she personally recommended Mr. Roy for the post of Railway Minister to the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.
  • Though Mukul Roy always preferred keeping a low profile, he had always been a trusted Lieutenant to Mamata Banerjee, particularly during the party’s movements against land acquisition at Singur and Nandigram.
  • Initially, Mukul was not very active in politics, and from 2002 to 2005 he was the non-executive director of the United Bank of India.