Raghunath Jha Age, Death Cause, Caste, Biography, Wife, Family, Facts & More

Raghunath Jha

Real NameRaghunath Jha
Political Party(s)Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
RJD Symbol
Samajwadi Party (From 2015 till his death)
Flag of Samajwadi Party
Political Journey1960s: Entered the active politics as a Socialist.
1972: Elected an M.L.A. from the Sheohar constituency on the Congress ticket.
1977: Again, elected an M.L.A. from the Sheohar constituency on the Congress ticket.
1980: Elected an M.L.A. from the Sheohar constituency for the 3rd time on the Congress ticket.
1980-1983: Served as a minister in the erstwhile Jagannath Mishra ministry in Bihar.
1985: Resigned from the Congress and joined the Janata Party. Also, he was elected an M.L.A. from the Sheohar constituency for the 4th time on the Janata Party ticket.
1988: Became the State President of Janata Dal in Bihar.
2015: On 3 September, he left the RJD and joined the Samajwadi Party. Also, he was elected an M.L.A. on Samajwadi Party ticket.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack (dyed)
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 August 1939
Birth PlaceVillage Ambha, Piprahi, Sheohar District, Bihar
Date of Death15 January 2018
Place of DeathRam Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi
Age (as in 2017)78 Years
Death CauseKidney Ailment
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownSheohar, Bihar, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational Qualification12th Standard
FamilyFather- Jiya Lal Jha
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
CasteMaithil Brahmin
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianChandra Shekhar (Former Indian Prime Minister)
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseDev Karma Devi
ChildrenSon- Ajit Jha (Politician)
Daughter- 1
Money Factor
Net Worth INR 1.5 Crore (as in 2014)

Raghunath Jha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raghunath Jha

  • Did Raghunath Jha smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Raghunath Jha drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born in a Maithli Brahmin family in Sheohar District, Bihar.
  • From being the Chief of a Village Panchayat to a Union Minister, Jha had witnessed every shade of the politics.
  • During his political career, Jha switched over to different political parties from Socialist to Indian National Congress, the Janata Party, RJD, Janata Dal (United), again RJD, and finally the Samajwadi Party.
  • In 1985, when he paraded in favour of Jagannath Mishra before the Raj Bhavan, Congress denied Jha re-nomination from Sheohar for “disobeying” the Congress leadership; followed by his resignation from the Congress Party.
  • In 1990, he was considered a possible candidate for the post of Chief Minister of Bihar. However, he lost in a triangular contest to Lalu Prasad Yadav and Ram Sunder Das.