Prem Kumar Dhumal Age, Wife, Biography & More

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Full NamePrem Kumar Dhumal
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Political Journey• In 1982, he became vice-president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
• After having lost his seat of Hamirpur in Lok Sabha elections 1984, he went on to win the same constituency in 1989 general elections.
• In 1993, Dhumal became the president of BJP Himachal Pradesh.
• He became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in 1998.
• BJP made him the leader of the opposition after losing the Lok Sabha elections in 2003.
• He became the CM of Himachal Pradesh for the second time in December 2007, when BJP was elected to power in the state.
• After having lost the Vidhan Sabha elections in 2012, the party made him the leader of the opposition.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourSemi Bald (Salt & Pepper)
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 April 1944
Age (as in 2017)73 Years
Birth PlaceVillage & P.O. Samirpur, Tehsil Bhoranj, Distt. Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh (earlier Punjab, British India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityDoaba College, Jalandhar
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Educational QualificationMasters in Arts
DebutPrior to joining politics in 1980s, he was a lecturer at a private college in Punjab.
FamilyFather- Late Mahant Ram
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
ControversyHis five-year tenure from 1998 to 2003 as the CM of Himachal Pradesh saw 7 of his party leaders, including four ministers, and three legislators revolting against him alleging widespread corruption. All of them were later expelled from the state party, and the situation was controlled with the help of central government's intervention.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSheela Dhumal (home maker)
ChildrenSonS- Arun Thakur, Anurag Thakur (Politician)
Prem Kumar Dhumal with his son Anurag Thakur
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Net Worth INR 2 Crore (as in 2012)

BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prem Kumar Dhumal

  • Does Prem Kumar Dhumal smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Prem Kumar Dhumal drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Dhumal, now a politician, had started his career as a lecturer at a private college in Punjab.
  • The sudden death of BJP leader Jagdev Chand in 1993 made him rise in the state politics, as he became the president of the party at the state level at that time.
  • Dhumal holds the rare distinction of being the only BJP leader to have completed the statutory five-year term as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh from 1998 to 2003.
  • For his contribution to the developmental works of widespread networking of roads, he is often referred to as the ‘Sadak Wala Chief Minister.’
  • For the 2017 Vidhan Sabha elections, he was selected as the Chief Ministerial candidate by the Bharatiya Janata Party.