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Raghubar Das Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 64 Years
Hometown: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Wife: Rukmini Devi
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Raghubar Das

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Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Famous ForBeing the 6th Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political Party• Janata Party (1977-1980)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (1980-Present)
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Political Journey• Joined the Janata Party in 1977.
• Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a founding member in 1980.
• Appointed as the Chief of the Sitaramdera unit of Jamshedpur.
• Appointed as the Chief Secretary of the Jamshedpur BJP.
• Appointed as the Vice-President of the Jamshedpur BJP.
• Appointed as the BJP National Secretary.
• In 1995, he was elected as an MLA from the Jamshedpur East seat of Bihar.
• He was re-elected as an MLA from the Jamshedpur East seat of Bihar for five times.
• In 2000, he was appointed as the Labour & Employment Minister of Jharkhand.
• In 2004, he was appointed as the Jharkhand State President of the BJP.
• In 2005, he was appointed as the Urban Development Minister and Commercial Tax Minister in the Arjun Munda government.
• On 30 December 2009, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand when Shibu Soren was the CM.
• On 16 August 2014, he was appointed as the Vice-President of the BJP National Committee.
• On 28 December 2014, he was sworn-in as the 6th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
• He contested from the Jamshedpur East seat of Jharkhand in the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Elections and lost.
• On 23 December 2019, he resigned from the Chief Minister's post after the BJP lost the majority in Jharkhand.
Biggest RivalHemant Soren
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 May 1955 (Tuesday)
Age (as in 2019)64 Years
BirthplaceRajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureRaghubar Das signature
NationalityIndian
HometownJamshedpur, Jharkhand
SchoolHarijan School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
College/UniversityJamshedpur Co-operative College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Science from the Jamshedpur Co-operative College
• Bachelor of Laws from the Jamshedpur Co-operative College
ReligionHinduism
CasteTeli (OBC) [1]Deccan Herald
AddressL6, Agrico Road, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
HobbiesTrying new kinds of street food
Controversies• In January 2010, when he was the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand, allegedly, he had conspired with Meinhardt, a private Singapore based company and awarded them undue favours by giving them a contract worth 200 crores INR for building the sewage drainage system of Ranchi. [2]Firstpost
• On 17 October 2019, while addressing a rally in Dhanbad, he used abusive language while referring to the Congress. He said- "The Congress is a gang of "chirkuts," "chottas" and "rain frogs" as they come out to make sounds only during elections." [3]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseRukmini Devi (Homemaker)
Raghubar Das with his wife Rukmini Devi
ChildrenSon- Lalit Kumar (Assistant Manager in Tata Steel)
Daughter- Renu Sahoo (Homemaker)
Raghubar Das (extreme left) with his wife Rukmini Devi, son Lalit Kumar, and daughter Renu Kumari (extreme right)
ParentsFather- Chavan Ram (Former employee at Tata Steel)
Mother- Sonbatti Das (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- Moolchand Sahoo
Sister(s)- 3
• Premvati Bai
• Mahari Bai
• Dedu Bai
Style Quotient
Car CollectionToyota Innova (2010 Model)
Assets/Properties (as in 2019) [4]MyNetaCash: 41,600 INR
Bank Deposits: 61.19 lacs INR
Bonds, Debentures, and Shares: 2.64 lacs INR
Jewellery: one 5gm gold ring worth 19,250 INR; one 10.50 gm gold chain worth 40,425 INR
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)2.72 lacs INR per month (as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand) [5]Wikipedia
Net Worth (approx.)85.08 lacs INR (as in 2019) [6]MyNeta

Raghubar Das

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Raghubar Das

  • Raghubar Das is an Indian politician from the BJP. He has served as the 6th Chief Minister of Jharkhand, and he is also the first non-tribal CM of Jharkhand.

    Raghubar Das taking oath as the Jharkhand CM

    Raghubar Das taking oath as the Jharkhand CM

  • After completing his college education, he worked as an employee in “Tata Steel” as a legal professional.
  • Before entering politics, he was involved in Jayaprakash Narayan’s “Total Revolution” movement. Das was jailed in Gaya, Bihar during the movement, and he was also jailed during the “Emergency” imposed by Indira Gandhi.
  • He is one of the founding members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1990, he was a part of the first national committee meeting of the BJP in Mumbai.
  • Reportedly, he is a man of simple taste and lives a very simple life. He is also said to be an agrarian and a disciplinarian.
  • Das does not have any property to his name. He is said to be a follower of Kabir.
  • He is considered to be in the core team of Amit Shah.

    Raghubar Das with Amit Shah

    Raghubar Das with Amit Shah

  • On 23 December 2019, Das, along with other BJP leaders of Jharkhand, lost their seats in the Jharkhand Assembly Elections, and Das had to resign from the CM’s post; as the BJP could not retain the majority in the state.

    Raghubar Das submitting his resignation to Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

    Raghubar Das submitting his resignation to Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

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