Ram Nath Thakur Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 74 Years
Hometown: Samastipur
Wife: Kumari Asha Rani (Deceased)


Ram Nath Thakur

Famous forBeing the elder son of Karpoori Thakur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Political PartyJanata Dal (United) (also known as JDU)
Janata Dal (United) flag
Political JourneyMay 1988 to February 2000 - Served as the member of the Bihar Legislative Council (MLC)
March 1990 to March 1995- Served as the Minister of the Department of Sugarcane Industries of Bihar in Lalu Prasad Yadav's cabinet
2000- Became Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Samastipur constituency for the first time
2005- Became MLA for the second time from Samastipur constituency
November 2005 to November 2010- Served as the Minister of the Department of Revenue and Land Reforms, Law, Information and Public Relations in the Government of Bihar in Nitish Kumar's cabinet
April 2014- Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar for the first time
Ram Nath Thakur (left) filing nomination for Rajya Sabha
April 2020- Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar for the second time
Member of parliamentary committeesAugust 2014 to May 2019- Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes
September 2014 to May 2019 & September 2019 to April 2020- Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
September 2014 to May 2019, September 2019 to April 2020, & June 2021 onwards- Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing
September 2018 to May 2019- Committee on Defence
July 2019 to April 2020 & July 2022 onwards- Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
October 2019 to April 2020 & November 2020 onwards- Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament
November 2019 to April 2020 & March 2021 onwards- Committee on Information and Communication Technology Management in Rajya Sabha
July 2020 to April 2021- House Committee
July 2020 to September 2021- Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment
November 2020- Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation
April 2021- Committee on Ethics
April 2021 to November 2022- Committee on Petitions
July 2021- General Purposes Committee
December 2021 to August 2022- Joint Committee on the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Private Member's Bill2023- The Freedom of Marriage and Association and Prohibition of Crimes in the Name of Honour Bill
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 March 1950 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)74 Years
BirthplacePitaunjhia village (now Karpoorigram), Samastipur, Bihar, India
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureRam Nath Thakur's signature
SchoolShri Shankar High School, Rasalpur (Passed 10th in 1966)
College/UniversityGKPD College, Karpoorigram (Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Kameshwaranagar, Darbhanga, Bihar)
Educational Qualification12th standard (inter) in the Arts stream in 1995 [1]MyNeta
CasteNai (Hajjam) with traditional occupation of a barber [2]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidower
Marriage Date17 May 1973
Wife/SpouseKumari Asha Rani (Died on 23 March 2020, at the age of 64 years, at Fortis Hospital, Delhi due to cancer)
Kumari Asha Rani, Wife of Ram Nath Thakur
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- 3
• Namita
• Sneha
• Amrita (works in the Bihar government)
Daughters of Ram Nath Thakur
ParentsFather- Karpoori Thakur (Indian politician)
Karpoori Thakur
Mother- Phooleshwari Devi (Homemaker)
Karpoori Thakur's wife, Phooleshwari Devi
SiblingsBrother- Birendra (Virendra) Kumar Thakur (Younger, Doctor)
Birendra Kumar Thakur, Younger son of Karpoori Thakur
Sister- 1 (Name not known)
Other RelativesGrandfather- Gokul Thakur (Barber and farmer)
Ram Nath Thakur's grandfather, Gokul Thakur
Grandmother- Ramdulari Devi (Homemaker)
Grandson- Aditya Anmol (Namita's son, lives in California and holds a master's degree in public policy)
Paternal niece- Jagriti Thakur (Doctor, married to Mritunjay Madhav, a Divisional Forest Officer at Himachal Pradesh Forest Department)
Ram Nath Thakur's paternal niece, Jagriti Thakur, with her husband, Mritunjay Madhav
Paternal nephew- Abhinav Vikas Thakur (Cardiologist)
Ram Nath Thakur's paternal nephew, Abhinav Vikas Thakur
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Honda Amaze car (2016 model)
• Toyota Innova SUV (2018 model)
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs 9,97,920 (approx Rs 10 lakhs)

Note: This income is for the financial year 2018-19. It excludes the income of his wife. [3]MyNeta
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets

Cash: Rs. 1,22,000
Bank Deposits: Rs. 42,54,000
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 55,77,645 (In SBI Equity Hybrid Fund & SBI Long Term Equity Fund)
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 27,80,836
Jewellery: Rs. 70,000
Other Assets (Household items): Rs. 91,000

Immovable Assets

Agricultural Land: Rs. 30,57,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2020. It excludes the assets owned by his wife. [4]MyNeta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs.1,59,53,031 (approx Rs 1 crore 59 lakhs)

Note: This net worth is for the financial year 2018-2019. It excludes the net worth of his wife. [5]MyNeta

Ram Nath Thakur (left)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Ram Nath Thakur

  • Ram Nath Thakur is an Indian politician who is also famous for being the son of Karpoori Thakur, an Indian politician who was awarded Bharat Ratna in 2024. He has been a member of Janata Dal (United) for more than 10 years. He has been an MLA in the Bihar Legislative Assembly, a Minister in several Bihar governments, and a Rajya Sabha MP.
  • During his teenage years, he started participating in non-violent movement in the 1970s. Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, Jai Prakash Narayan (popularly called Lok Nayak), and his father, Karpoori Thakur (popularly called Jan Nayak) have a major influence on his political vision.

    Ram Nath Thakur during his teenage years

    Ram Nath Thakur during his teenage years

  • Until his father, Karpoori Thakur was alive, he did not contest any election or enter politics formally as his father against any sort of dynasty practice. After Thakur’s demise, he became a politician. [6]The Times of India
  • In the 1990s, he became a Minister in the government of Bihar and later served as MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) for two terms in the Bihar Legislative Assembly between 2000 and 2010.

    Ram Nath Thakur when he was serving as a Minister in Nitish Kumar cabinet

    Ram Nath Thakur when he was serving as a Minister in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet

  • In 2014, he became a Rajya Sabha MP (Member of Parliament of Upper House of the Indian Parliament) and was again re-elected to Rajya Sabha in 2020.

    Ram Nath Thakur speaking during a Rajya Sabha session

    Ram Nath Thakur speaking during a Rajya Sabha session

  • He used to play football and kabaddi when he was growing up.
  • He also serves as the secretary of Prabhavati Ramdulari High School, Karpoori Gram, Samastipur, S.M.R. Charan Karpoori College, and Gokul Karpoori Phooleshwari College, Karpoori Gram, Samastipur, Bihar.