Ram Vilas Paswan Age, Death, Wife, Caste, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 74 Years
Death Date: 08/10/2020
Caste: Scheduled Caste (SC)

Ram Vilas Paswan

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyLok Janashakti Party
Paswan laid the foundation of Lok Jan Shakti Party
Political Journey• In 1969, Paswan was elected to the Bihar state legislative assembly as a member of the Samyukta Socialist Party ("United Socialist Party") from a reserved constituency.
• During the time of Emergency in 1975, he was in opposition of Indira Gandhi and was sent to jail and spent 2 years there. On being released in 1977, he became a member of the Janata Party and was elected to Parliament for the first time on its ticket. At that time, he set the World Record of winning the election with the highest margin by 4,24,545 votes at the age of 31.
• Paswan was re-elected to the 7th and 8th Lok Sabha in 1980 and 1984 respectively from Hajipur constituency.
• In 1989, he was re-elected to the 9th Lok Sabha and was appointed Union Minister of Labour and Welfare in the Vishwanath Pratap Singh government.
• In 1996, for the first time, he was appointed the Union Railway Minister.
• From 1999 to 2001, under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, he was the Union Communications Minister.
• In 2000, Paswan parted with the Janata Dal and formed the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
• In 2004, he joined the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and was made the Union Minister in Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Steel.
• In 15th Lok Sabha Elections, he lost and his party could not obtain even single seat.
• Prior to the 2014 general elections, he joined National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and won his seat from Hajipur constituency. Under Modi government, he was made the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he opted out of the poll race.
Biggest RivalSanjeev Prasad Toni (INC)
Sanjeev Prashad Soni, Ram Vilas Paswan's opponent
Awards2021: Padma Bhushan - 2020 (postumously)
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 July 1946
Date of Death8 October 2020 (Thursday)
Place of DeathFortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi [1]The Indian Express
Age (at the time of death) 74 Years
Death CauseHeart Failure [2]Hindustan Times
BirthplaceKhagaria, Bihar Province, British India
Zodiac signCancer
HometownKhagaria, Bihar
College/UniversityKoshi College, Patna University, Bihar
Educational QualificationPost-graduation in Law
Debut 1969 (Samyukta Socialist Party)
CasteScheduled Caste (SC)
AddressResident of Matriji Tola, Vill/PO-Saharbanni, PS/Teh-Aloli, Dist-Khagaria, Bihar
HobbiesReading and Writing Poems, Listening to Music
ControversyWhen he was telecom minister from 1999 to 2001 under Vajpayee government, he was revealed to be involved in a Rs 1,300 crore scam in giving out licenses to GSM and CDMA players.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpouseRajkumari Devi (Divorced in 1981)
First Wife of Ram Vilas Paswan
Reena Sharma (1983-present)
Ram Vilas Paswan with his second wife
ChildrenSon- Chirag Paswan (From Second Wife) (Actor turned Politician)
Ram Vilas Paswan with his son Chirag Paswan
Daughters- Usha and Asha Paswan (From First Wife) and Nisha Paswan (From Second Wife)
Nisha Paswan, Ram Vilas Paswan daughter
ParentsFather- Jamun Paswan
Mother- Siya Devi
SiblingsBrother- Ram Chandra Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan with his brother Ram Chandra Paswan (Right) and son (Left)
Sister- None
Favourite Things
PoliticiansRaj Narain and Jayaprakash Narayan
Style Quotient
700 gram gold worth ₹21,00,000
Agricultural land worth ₹15,00,000
Non Agricultural Land worth ₹13,00,000
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1,00,000 per month + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 1 Crore

Ram Vilas Paswan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ram Vilas Paswan

  • Paswan was born in a Dalit family in Bihar.
  • He passed the Bihar Civil Service Examination and was appointed the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
  • For the progress of the Dalit Community, Paswan founded the Dalit Sena in 1983. Soon, he came to be regarded as an important Dalit leader in India.
  • In the 1960s, he married Rajkumari Devi. In 2014,  he revealed that he had divorced her in 1981.
  • He remarried in 1983 with an air hostess Reena Sharma.
  • His son Chirag Paswan is an actor-turned-politician. In the 2014 General Elections, he won from Jamui constituency in Bihar. won from Jamui constituency in Bihar.
  • After his demise on 8 October 2020, his son, Chirag Paswan, shared an emotional post on Twitter.