Narottam Mishra Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Wife: Gayatri Mishra
Age: 62 Years
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
|Political Journey||Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
• In 1977-78, he started his political journey with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Bharatiya Jana Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
• In 1990, he won the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Dabra constituency.
• In 1998, he was re-elected from the Dabra constituency.
• Narottam won the 2008 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Datia constituency for the third time.
• On 1 June 2005, he became the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and the Minister of Law and retained the post till 12 December 2008 and 27 August 2007 respectively.
• On 29 November 2005, Mishra was elected as the Minister of Education, and he served till 27 August 2007.
• From 27 August 2007 to 12 December 2008, Narottam Mishra served as the Minister of Urban Development.
• From 28 October 2009 to 14 December 2013, he again served as the Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs.
• On 26 may 2010, Narottam was appointed as the Minister of Housing and retained the post till 14 December 2013.
• From 27 January 2011 to 14 December 2013, Narottam Mishra served as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare.
• On 21 December 2013, he was again appointed as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs; he continued serving till 17 December 2018.
• On 21 December 2013, he was also appointed as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, the Minister of Medical Education, and the Minister of AYUSH' he retained the posts till 4 July 2016.
• On 4 July 2016, he became the Minister of Information & Public Relations. Narottam served till 17 December 2018.
• From 4 July 2016 to 17 December 2018, Narottam Mishra served as the Minister of Water Resources.
• From 21 April 2020 to 13 July 2020, Narottam served as the Minister of Health & Family Welfare for the third time.
• On 21 April 2020, he was appointed as the Minister of Home Affairs.
• On 13 July 2020, he was elected as the Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs.
|Date of Birth||15 April 1960 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||62 Years|
|Birthplace||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|School||Sant Kanwar Ram Higher Secondary School in Gwalior|
|College/University||Jiwaji University in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Bachelor of Commerce degree
• Pursued master's degree in Hindi at Jiwaji University
• Completed PhD in Hindi Literature at Jiwaji University
|Address||B-6, Char Imli, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh|
|Controversies||Narottam Mishra vs Election Commission (EC)
In November 2008, a report was published in some local newspapers including Dainik Bhaskar and Nai Dunia in favour of Narottam Mishra with the headline “toh isiliye sabse alag hai Narottam” (this is why Narottam is different from the others). Later, it was learnt that Narottam Mishra allegedly paid for the news during the election year. According to the Election Commission report, Narottam paid for the news between 8 November 2008 to 27 November 2008 and provided false information about election expenses to the panel. The Election Commission banned Narottam Mishra from contesting elections for three years in June 2017 in consequence of his actions; however, the Delhi High Court gave a clean chit to Narottam Mishra. Following the decision of the Delhi High Court, Election Commission later filed an appeal in the supreme court, but the court did not stay the high court order. Mishra contested and won the 2018 state elections. Newslaundry
Narottam Mishra vs Local Magazine
Reportedly, in 2013, a local newspaper 'Jagat Vision' published a cover story on Narottam Mishra titled ‘Narottam Ya Naradham’ (excellent man or despicable human). The story consisted of the allegations of extortion, forceful possession, exploitation, corruption, ransom, and murder against Mishra.
The magazine's editor, Vijaya Pathak, in an interview, talked over his statements and allegations against Narottam Mishra and clarified that the decision of publishing a story on Narottam Mishra was taken as he was being highly publicized on news channels for his controversial activities. Vijaya Pathak, in the interview, said,
"I did that story based on evidence. Narottam Mishra was quite controversial. He had many cases against him, so we thought a story should be done about him. Although most cases against him were pushed under the carpet, he filed no defamation suit against me." Newslaundry
Conversely, Narottam Mishra, in an interview, mentioned the allegations made against him by the local magazine as baseless and added that he had received a clear chit on all cases against him from the Supreme Court of India. Narottam Mishra said,
"I speak only what I think is right. I have no cases of corruption against me. According to me, paid news is not a matter of corruption and I’ve gotten relief from the Supreme Court in this. About the bullying of Congress people, the case against them in Datia was filed by their own district president, not any BJP worker." Newslaundry
Narottam Mishra vs Income Tax Department
According to some sources, Narottam Mishra granted a tender worth Rs. 267 crores to a construction film in Hyderabad and allegedly received crores of money after it. As claimed, the money was first transferred from the shell companies to one of his confidants Mukesh Sharma and nearly 14 farmers of his constituency Dabra at the time. Reportedly, around Rs. 9.5 crore was transferred from the shell companies out of which Rs. 5 crore was used to purchase land by the farmers. As per Income Tax Department's report, some documents were discovered in Mukesh Shamra’s house, claiming that those farmers of Dabra town in Madhya Pradesh were not in a position to buy the expensive land that they allegedly bought for Mishra in Ratanpur, Bhopal, with that transferred amount. Reportedly, the income tax tribunal granted relief to Mishra after he appealed against the above-mentioned report before the income tax tribunal. Income Tax Department to impose a tax on Mishra for the alleged amount filed an appeal to the Madhya Pradesh High Court, but the judgement of the Madhya Pradesh High Court ruled in favour of Narotam Mishra. Newslaundry
A controversy was heated up when a sting video titled 'Horse Trading BJP Exposed' was uploaded on social media in 2020 by Dr Anand Rai Mishra, an Indore-based medical officer and one of the three main whistleblowers in the Vyapam scam (an entrance examination and recruitment scam) in Madhya Pradesh, claiming that Narottam Mishra offered an amount of Rs. 100 crores ministerial posts to the MLAs of the Digvijaya Singh-led Congress government for tampering the Kamal Nath government.
Narottam Mishra vs Sabyasachi
In 2021, the fashion house Sabyasachi released a series of pictures presenting models in intimate apparel wearing 'mangalsutra,' a traditional necklace worn by women in India after their wedding. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra raised his voice against the advertisement campaign and called it "obscene and objectionable." Narottam Mishra demanded the designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee take down the advertisement and threatened him on the name of legal actions. After observing the hurt sentiments of the people of the society and receiving threats from Narottam Mishra, the advertisement was immediately taken down. A message on the official social media handle of Sabyasachi was posted about the withdrawal of the 'mangalsutra' advertisement campaign, acknowledging the response to it.
Narottam Mishra vs Bollywood
Narottam Mishra could be spotted wrangling and releasing statements against some films and songs from Bollywood including its directors and actors. In 2022, Narottam Mishra, Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh, expressed his objection against the song 'Besharam Rang' from the film 'Pathaan' (2023), starring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan. Mishra believed that the scenes and the costumes worn by Deepika in the said song were objectionable, and he requested them to be corrected immediately. In an interview, in Indore, Narottam Mishra talked about it and said,
"I would request to correct the scenes and her (Padukone’s) costumes (in the song), otherwise whether this film should be allowed in Madhya Pradesh or not will be a question to be considered." The Economic Times
Narottam Mishra objected against other films including Om Raut's 'Adipurush' (2023), an adaptation of Indian mythology Ramayan, and Leena Manimekalai's 'Kaali.'
|Relationships & More|
• Sukarn Mishra (Politician)
• Name Not Known
|Parents||Father- Shivdutt Mishra (Doctor and RSS vistarak)
|Siblings||Brother- Anand Mishra (elder) (ex-registrar of Jiwaji University, Madhya Pradesh)
• Cash: Rs. 75,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 61,14,015
• Insurance Policies (LIC): Rs. 13,59,359
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 3,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs. 7,85,000
• Other Assets (Revolver Gun): Rs. 75,000
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,57,21,614
• Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,38,75,731 (as of 2018) MyNeta
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 3 crores (2017-2018) MyNeta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Narottam Mishra
- Narottam Mishra is an Indian Politician who is the incumbent Minister of Home Affairs, Law and Legislative Affairs, Prisons, and Parliamentary Affairs in the Government of Madhya Pradesh. Narottam, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), represents the Datia constituency in Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
- According to sources, Narottam, before being a politician, used to take tenders of the municipality’s chungis in districts such as Shivpuri, Guna, and Ashok Nagar in Madhya Pradesh.
- Reportedly, Narottam Mishra’s former personal staff – Virendra Pandey and Nirmal Awasthi – were arrested by the Economic Offence Wing of the Madhya Pradesh police in 2019 for an alleged Rs. 80,000 crores e-tendering scam. According to some reports, the scam consisted of an e-tender floated by the Water Resources Department in 2018.
- According to Ajay Khemaria, a Shivpuri-based independent journalist in Madhya Pradesh, Narottam is the only politician who answers his phone calls by himself and does not let his assistant answer the call and make excuses for his unavailability like other politicians. Newslaundry
- In 2022, Narottam Mishra ordered the removal of Urdu words from the lexicon of the Madhya Pradesh Police to avoid the use of words from the Mughal era. Reportedly, around 350 words like ‘adam pata’ (untraceable), ‘tarmeem’ (amendment), ‘ishtgassa’ (petition), ‘muddayi’ (complainant), ‘istgasa’ (complaint letter), and the fateful ‘dastyab’ would be removed from use. While talking about this in an interview, Mishra said,
The process of changing such words which are not in practice will be started here like in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.” NDTV