Ram Jethmalani Age, Family, Wife, Caste, Biography & More

Ram Jethmalani


Real NameRam Boolchand Jethmalani
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician & Lawyer
PartyRashtriya Janata Dal
RJD symbol
Political Journey • He contested as an independent candidate from Ulhasnagar constituency in 1971 where he was supported by both Shiv Sena and Bhartiya Jan Sangh.
• Jethmalani was the chairman of Bar Association of India during the Emergency period in India (1975-77).
• He retained his seat in 1980 general elections.
• Jethmalani could not keep his seat in 1985 general elections after losing it to Sunil Dutt of Indian National Congress.
• In 1988, he became a Member of Rajya Sabha.
• Central Government of India in 1996 named him the Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs.
• He was given the charge of Union Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment in 1998 which was the second tenure of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
• In October 1999, he was again given the portfolio of the Union Minister for Law, Justice and Company Affairs.
• Jethmalani came as a rival to Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the general elections of 2004 contesting as an independent player. He, however, lost it to the latter.
• In 2010, BJP gave him a Rajya Sabha ticket from Rajasthan and he was selected.
• It was in May 2013 that BJP expelled him from the party for coming six years for because of his Anti-party remarks.
• Rashtriya Janata Dal nominated him to the Raya Sabha in 2016 and he was selected from Bihar.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite (semi-bald)
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 September 1923
Age (as in 2017)94 Years
Birth PlaceShikharpur, British India (Now Pakistan)
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownKarachi, British India (Now Pakistan)
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityS.C. Shahani Law College, Karachi
S.C. Shahani Law College, Karach
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Law
Masters of Law
DebutPrior to joining politics in 1971, he started his career as a professor at a University in Sindh before the partition of India.
Awards/ Achievements • International Jurist Award
• World Peace Through Law Award
FamilyFather- Boolchand Gurmukhdas Jethmalani
Mother- Parbati Boolachand
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Address2, Akbar Road, New Delhi
HobbiesPlaying Badminton
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeDurga Jethmalani (m.1942), Ratna Jethmalani (m.1947)
ChildrenSon- Mahesh Jethmalani, Janak Jethmalani
Daughter- Rani Jethmalani, Shobha Jethmalani
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)INR 25 Lakh/ hearing
Net Worth (approx.)INR 64,82,55,305 (as in 2016)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ram Jethmalani

  • Does Ram Jethmalani smoke: Not Known
  • Does Ram Jethmalani drink alcohol: Yes
  • While at school, he got a double promotion because of his intelligence. This made him complete his matriculation at just 13.
  • A resolution was passed to allow him to complete his LLB at just 17 but the degree did not entitle him to practice law because 21 was the minimum age to appear in a court as a lawyer at that time. He appealed the issue to the legal system, and system upon review considered his request and he was appointed as a practising lawyer at 18.
  • He had his own law firm in Karachi with his senior friend A.K. Brohi and upon his friend’s advice, he came to India in 1948 when riots broke out in Karachi.
  • Jethmalani became a part-time professor at Government Law College in 1953 where he taught both graduate and post-graduate students.
  • He has served as a Chairman of Bar Association of India for 4 tenures both before and after the Emergency period.
  • Well known for speaking his head, he has proved it several a times. In 2011, at a reception hosted by Pakistan High Commission for the Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, and in the presence of Chinese ambassador, Jethmalani called China an enemy of both India and Pakistan.
  • Despite being such an aged person, he maintains a good mental and physical health. He gets up early and hits the badminton court every day and prefers vegetarian. Jethmalani at his badminton court
  • As of March 2017, he has published 6 books.