Neiphiu Rio Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Controversies, Facts & More

Neiphiu Rio

Real NameNeiphiu Rio
Political PartyNationalist Democratic Progressive Party
Political Journey1989: Chose as a Congress candidate to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, from the Northern Angami-II constituency, and appointed the minister of sports, school education, arts & culture, and higher education.
1984-1987: Served as a chairman of Northern Area Angami Council.
1993: Became a member of the All India Congress Committee.
1993: Appointed as the Minister for Works & Housing.
1998: Appointed as the Home Minister of Nagaland.
2002: In September, resigned from the Nagaland Home Ministry.
2002: In November, resigned from the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
2003: On 6 March, sworn as the Chief Minister of Nagaland.
2008: On 3 January, dismissed from the post of Chief Minister; after President's imposed ruling in Nagaland. On 12 March, reelected to the assembly as a leader of the DAN, and appointed as the Chief Minister of Nagaland.
2013: Re-elected as the Nagaland Chief Minister for a third term.
2014: In September, appointed as a member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region.
2014-2016: A member of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel. 
2014-2018: A member of the Committee on Public Accounts.
2015-2018: A member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture. 
2018: Became next Chief Minister of Nagaland after TR Zeliang.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143.3 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (Semi Bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 November 1950
Age (as in 2018) 68 Years
Birth PlaceTuophema, Kohima (Nagaland)
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownKohima, Assam
SchoolBaptist English School, Kohima
Sainik School, Purulia, West Bengal
College/UniversitySt Joseph's College, Darjeeling
Arts College, Kohima
Educational QualificationGraduation (BA)
CasteMinority (Christian)
AddressVill. Tuophema Basa, Kohima-797001, Nagaland
HobbiesGardening, Music, Reading, Travelling and playing tennis
Awards/Honours/Achievements The Mother Teresa Millennium award 2007 (for exceptional leadership and contributions to the politics in Kolkata)
ControversiesCorruption allegations have been made against him for illegally siphoning government funds.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date23 August 1975
ParentsFather- Late Shri Guolhoulie Rio
Mother- Smt. Kevilhou Rio
BrotherZhaleo Rio (Deputy Commissioner of Kohima)
SisterNot known
Wife/SpouseKaisa Rio
ChildrenSon- One
Daughters- Five
Favourite Things
Favourite GameFootball
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) ₹30 crore

Neiphiu Rio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Neiphiu Rio

  • Does Neiphiu Rio smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Neiphiu Rio drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He has been appointed as the chief minister of Nagaland for three times (2003–08, 2008–13 and 2013–14).
  • He belongs to the Angami Naga tribe.
  • He joined politics at an early age.
  • In 1974, he has worked as the President of Kohima United Democratic Front (UDF) Youth Wing.
  • He has also designated the Vice President of Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland.
  • He also worked as the chairman of Nagaland industrial development corporation, khadi & village industries board, and development authority of Nagaland.
  • On 30 May 1995, he has survived a sudden attack by some armed persons at Dimapur. His driver was killed, whereas his bodyguards were injured in this attack.
  • In 2002, he resigned from the post of Nagaland’s Home Minister due to the negligence of the negotiated settlement of the Naga issues by Chief Minister S. C. Jamir.
  • In November 2002, with the help of Naga people’s front party, he formed the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) and won the 2003 state elections.
  • He is interested in the areas of environmental protection, and biodiversity.
  • He has been the President of Nagaland Cricket Association and Olympic Association, Archery.
  • He promotes culture, sports, creative fields like art, music and also supports youth empowerment.