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Piyush Goyal Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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Bio
Full NamePiyush Vedprakash Goyal
ProfessionPolitician
Political PartyBhartiya Janata Party
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Political Journey• From 2002-2004, appointed as a member of Task Force for interlinking of rivers.
• Became the National Treasurer of BJP in 2010; was elected the member of Rajya Sabha the same year.
• Became the member of Committee on 'Provision of Computers' to members of Rajya Sabha from 2012 onward.
• Took charge as the Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy in May 2014.
• Replaced Suresh Prabhu as the Minister of Railways in September 2017.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 June 1964
Age (as in 2017)53 Years
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignaturePiyush Goyal signature
NationalityIndian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mumbai
CollegeJai Hind College, Mumbai
H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Government Law College, Mumbai
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi
Educational QualificationDegree in Law from Mumbai University
Certification in Chartered Accountancy (C.A.)
DebutIn 1984, when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
FamilyFather- Late Shri Vedprakash Goyal (Politician)
Piyush Goyal father Ved Prakash Goyal
Mother- Chandrakanta Goyal (Politician)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ReligionHinduism
CasteVaishya (Bania)
AddressC 1/12, Pandara Park, New Delhi 110003
HobbiesReading
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseSeema Goyal (Social Worker)
Piyush Goyal with wife Seema
Marriage DateDecember 1, 1991
ChildrenSon- Dhruv Goyal (works in New York)
Daughter- Radhika Goyal (student of Harvard University, USA)
Style Quotient
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2017)INR 50,000, + Other allowances
Net Worth INR 30 Crore

Politician Piyush Goyal

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Piyush Goyal

  • Piyush Goyal was a very bright student during his younger days. He was the all-India second rank holder in his CA exam.
  • While his father, Ved Prakash, served as the BJP treasurer, his mother, Chandrakanta, served as a member of the Maharashtra legislative assembly. The former also took charge as the Union Minister for shipping in the Vajpayee government.
  • Before entering the field of politics, Goyal was a well-known investment banker. In fact, he was appointed as the Director (government nominee) twice for Public Sector Banks, like Bank of Baroda (2001-2004) and SBI (2004-2008).
  • A philanthropist at heart, he, along with his wife, Seema, has been a part of a number of social-welfare programs. The NGOs, with which he primarily works, aim at providing free education to the lower sections of the society and the physically disabled.
  • During the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Goyal played an integral part in carrying out BJP’s advertising campaigns.
  • He was the minister-in-waiting for the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, during the latter’s India visit in January 2015.
  • As the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy, he had reportedly electrified 13,134 villages out of total 18,452 by April 2017.
  • To help revive debt-ridden power DISCOMS in the country, Goyal launched the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) in 2015. In addition, under his tenure, the government’s target of generating 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022 was revised to 1,00,000 MW (100 GW).
  • Goyal has participated in a number of leadership programs at renowned universities, like Yale University (2011), Oxford University (2012) and Princeton University (2013).
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