Najeeb Jung Age, Biography, Wife & More


Real NameNajeeb Jung
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionCivil Servant
Major Designations• In 1973, joined Indian Administrative Services (IAS).
• Joint secretary (exploration) in the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.
• Senior Advisor (Energy) at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 7 years.
• Research Scholar & Senior Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford University for 7 years.
• Director of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
• Senate Member of IIT Kanpur.
• Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia from 2009 to 2013.
• Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from July 2013 to December 2016.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 January 1951 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2024)73 Years
Birth PlaceDelhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownDelhi, India
SchoolSt. Columba's School, New Delhi, India
CollegeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi, India
London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom
Educational QualificationsBA (Hons) in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, University of Delhi
MA in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, University of Delhi
M.Sc in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
HobbiesReading, Writing on Energy & Power issues
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeAmeena Jung
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- Not Known
Money Factor
Salary1.10 Lakh INR (as specified in the Governor’s (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Act of 1982)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Najeeb Jung

  • Does Najeeb Jung smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Najeeb Jung drink alcohol?: Yes
  • He was born and raised in the Capital City of India- Delhi.
  • His family originally belongs to Hyderabad and they shifted to Delhi before India’s partition.
  • He grew up in a joint family and they also owned the Golcha cinema in Daryagunj, Delhi. golcha-cinema
  • He was raised by his mother and uncle; as he lost his father early in life.
  • After completing his graduation, he started preparing for the Civil Service Examination and cleared the exam in his 1st attempt. However, he was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS). He gave another attempt and was selected for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
  • In 1984, Madhavrao Scindia (the then Railway Minister) asked him to become part of his Personal Staff and he did a lot of work for the modernization of Railways.
  • During his tenure as the Joint Secretary (exploration) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, he came into contact with business houses.
  • He quit IAS and joined the Reliance India-funded Observer Research Foundation as director (energy research).
  • During his stint as the Vice Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia University, he sacked many teachers and students.
  • Jung is a tippler and enjoys single malt.
  • He has a pet cat named Munna. najeeb-jung-with-his-cat
  • In an unprecedented move, he announced his resignation from the post of Lieutenant Governor of Delhi before 18 months of his retirement on 22 December 2016; citing the reason that he wants to spend time with his family and friends.