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Wife: Rambai Bais
Age: 76 Years
Hometown: Raipur

Ramesh Bais

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ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourGrey (Semi-bald)
Politics
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flag
Political Journey1978: Appointed as Councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Raipur.
1980-1985: Served as a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Mandir Hasod constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
1980 to 1982: Served as a member of the Estimates Committee
1982: Became a member of the Library Committee
1982-1988: Served as Minister of State (Pradesh Mantri) of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh.
1985: Lost the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections from the Mandir Hasod constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket to Satyanarayan Sharma of INC
1989-1991: Elected to the 9th Lok Sabha (1st term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket after defeating Kair Bhushan of the INC.
1989-1990: Served as Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh
1992: Became President of Madhya Pradesh Seeds and Farm Development Corporation and a member of the National Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
1996-1998: Elected to the 11th Lok Sabha (2nd term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket
1996-1997: Served as a member of the Consultative Committee, Agriculture Committee, Petitions Committee, and Ministry of Industry
1998-1999: Elected to the 12th Lok Sabha (3rd term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
1988-1989: Served as the Union Minister of State for Steel and Mines
1999-2004: Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha (4th term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
1999: Appointed as the Union Minister of State, Chemicals and Fertilizers (from 13 October to 30 September)
2000-2001: Served as the Union Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting (30 September 2000 to 29 January 2001)
2003-2004: Became the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Mines (29 January 2003 to 8 January 2004)
2004: Appointed as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Environment & Forests
2004-2009: Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha (5th term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
2004: Became a member of the Committee of Public Accounts, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Power, Hindi Salahakar Samiti, and Ministry of Coal and Mines
5 August 2007: Became a member of Petroleum & Natural Committee
1 May 2008: Became a member of the Committee of Public Undertakings
2009-2014: Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha (6th term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. During his tenure, he served as the chief whip of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha.
6 August 2009: Became a member of the Committee on Public Undertakings
31 August 2009: Became a member of the Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
23 September 2009: Became a member of the Rules Committee
2014-2019: Elected to the 16th Lok Sabha (7th term) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket and defeated Satya Narayan Sharma of the INC by a margin of 1,71,646 votes.
September 2014 - May 2019: Served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Social Justice & Empowerment
2019: Ramesh Bais was denied the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket for the 17th Lok Sabha elections from the Raipur constituency.
Constitutional Posts
Post(s) held• 18th Governor of Tripura (29 July 2019 - 13 July 2021)
Former Chief Justice of Tripura High Court Sanjoy Koral (right) administering the oath as the 18th Tripura Governor to Ramesh Bais (left) at a Swearing-in Ceremony held in Agartala in 2019
• 10th Governor of Jharkhand (14 July 2021 - 12 February 2023)
Ramesh Bais taking the oath as the 10th Governor of Jharkhand at the Swearing-in Ceremony held at Raj Bhavan on 14 July 2021
• 23rd Governor of Maharashtra (assumed office on 12 February 2023)
Droupadi Murmu congratulating Ramesh Bais on becoming the 23rd Governor of Maharashtra on 12 February 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 August 1947 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023)76 Years
BirthplaceRaipur, Madhya Pradesh (now in Chhattisgarh)
Zodiac signLeo
SignatureRamesh Bais' signature
NationalityIndian
HometownRaipur
SchoolMadhav Rao Sapre Higher Secondary School, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Educational QualificationB.Sc
CasteKshatriya (Rajput)
Address9, Ravi Nagar, Raipur - 492001, Chhattisgarh
HobbiesPainting, gardening, wood crafting, interior decoration
Controversy"Rape of a grown-up woman is understandable but..."
In 2013, Ramesh Bais attracted the attention of the opposing party members while talking about the rape case of Chhatissgarh's Kanker district, which involved minor inmates of a government-run residential school, in an interview and saying,
"While rape of a grown-up woman/girl is understandable, the rape of a minor is a heinous crime and those responsible should be hanged.” Several opposition parties protested for his comments; however, the BJP officially tried to explain later that Bais' comment was not about justifying crimes against grown-up women/girls, and that his words had been misinterpreted. [1]NDTV
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1 May 1969
Family
Wife/SpouseRambai Bais (Homemaker)
Ramesh Bais with Rambai Bais
ChildrenSon- Ritesh Bais
A picture of Ramesh Bais' son, Ritesh Bais, and his daught-in-law
Daughter(s)- He has two daughters.
ParentsFather- Khomal Bais (deceased)
Mother- Kejabai Bais
SiblingsBrother(s)- He has three brothers. One of his brother's name is Shailendra Bais.
A picture of Ramesh Bais' brother Shailendra Bais
Ramesh Bais' eldest brother with his grandson
A picture of Ramesh Bais' brother with his family
Sister- Not known
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMahindra Scorpio
A picture of Ramesh Bais' car, Mahindra Scorpio
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 2,75,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 35,06,702
• NSS and Postal Savings: Rs. 9,49,944
• LIC/Other Insurance Policies: Rs. 14,981
• Personal Loans: Rs. 85,000
• Other assets: Rs. 1,05,000

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,27,96,419
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,62,78,860

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2014. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [2]Myneta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 3.4 crores

Ramesh Bais' net worth for the financial year 2014 was estimated to be Rs. 3.4 crores. [3]MyNeta It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).

Ramesh Bais with Narendra Modi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ramesh Bais

  • Ramesh Bais is an Indian politician who was appointed as the 23rd Governor of Maharashtra on 12 February 2023. He served as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1980-1985). He was appointed as the Governor of Tripura (2019) and Governor of Jharkhand (2021).
  • He was 32 years old when he became a councillor of Raipur’s Municipal Corporation before Chhattisgarh became an independent state in 2000.

    Ramesh Bais in 1992

    Ramesh Bais in 1992

  • He was first elected to the 9th Lok Sabha in 1987, and later, consecutively from the 11th to the 16th Lok Sabha (1996-2014) from the Raipur constituency on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
  • In 2003, Ramesh Bais was in political rivalry with Raman Singh, who is also a Bharatiya Janata Party member. According to some resources, Ramesh was the major contender for the post; however, his name was withdrawn at the last hour, resulting in the appointment of Raman Singh as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh instead.
  • Bais extensively conducts studies on the rights of persons with disability bill and the transgenders (Protection of Rights) bill.
  • During the first outbreak of COVID-19, Ramesh Bais, as the (former) Governor of Tripura, was one of the politicians who decided to take 30 per cent less salary for one year. [4]NorthEast Now
  • During his tenure, he has organized several social and cultural activities including health camps, eye camps, rural development programmes, and sports competitions.
  • While serving as the Governor of Jharkhand (14 July 2021 – 12 February 2023), Ramesh Bais was also appointed as the Chancellor of many of Jharkhand’s universities including Ranchi University, Vinoba Bhave University in Hazaribagh, Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jamshedpur Women’s University, and Birsa Agricultural University in Ranchi.

    Former Governor-cum-Chancellor of Jharkhand State Universities, Mr. Ramesh Bais awarding degrees to the passed-out students and research scholars at the 7th convocation of Birsa Agricultural University in Ranchi

    Former Governor-cum-Chancellor of Jharkhand State Universities, Mr. Ramesh Bais awarding degrees to the passed-out students and research scholars at the 7th convocation of Birsa Agricultural University in Ranchi

  • In 2023, before Bais took charge as the 23rd Governor of Maharashtra, the position was held by Bhagat Singh Koshiyari until he stepped down. Reportedly, while addressing a convocation in Aurangabad, Koshiyari called Shivaji Maharaj an ‘idol of the olden times,’ which offended several communities of Maharashtra. Many Maratha organisations and opposition leaders reprimanded his comments and demanded President Droupadi Murmu recall the Governor immediately.
  • During his tenure as the Governor of Tripura, Ramesh Bais distributed organic vegetables grown at the vegetable garden of Rajbhavan premises to two charitable organisations.

    Ramesh Bais distributing organic vegetables to two charitable organisations heads

    Ramesh Bais distributing organic vegetables to two charitable organisations heads

  • He is a close confidant of Lal Krishna Advani, the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of India. Until Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death in 2018, Bais was known to be his confidant as well.

    Ramesh Bais with Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Ramesh Bais with Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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