|Full Name||Ranjan Kishore Bhattacharya|
|Famous For||Being the foster Son-in-Law of Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|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
|Date of Birth||28 December 1959|
|Age (as in 2017)||58 Years|
|Birthplace||Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Patna, Bihar, India|
|School(s)||• St. Edward School, Shimla
• St. Columbus School, Delhi
• St. Michael's High School, Patna
|College||• Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
• Oberoi School of Hotel Management, Delhi
|Educational Qualification(s)||• Graduate in Economics (Hons.) from Shri Ram College of Commerce in 1979
• Hotel Management Diploma from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management in 1981
|Political Inclination||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Reading, Going for a Long Drive|
|Controversy||In 2012, the team of Arvind Kejriwal condemned Ranjan by calling him 'Sarkari Damad.' They alleged that the connection between industrialists and politicians is the main cause of inflation (price rise) in India. They also played an audio recording (related to this matter) of a conversation between Ranjan and lobbyist Niira Radia.|
|Girls, Affairs, and More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Namita Bhattacharya (1976-1983)|
|Wife/Spouse||Namita Bhattacharya (Teacher)
Daughter- Niharika Bhattacharya
|Parents||Names not Known
Note: Both his father and mother were doctors.
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Ranjan Bhattacharya
- Does Ranjan Bhattacharya smoke?: Yes
- Does Ranjan Bhattacharya drink alcohol?: Yes
- Ranjan was born in Himachal Pradesh in a well-to-do family.
- He loves Cuban cigars, red wine, and long drives.
- He came into the eyes of media after he came close to Namita Bhattacharya in 1976 during his college days, the couple got married after seven years.
- He lost his parents at a very young age, this incident brought him close to Namita and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (who later, became a father-figure for Ranjan). He started calling him ‘Baapji’ like Namita.
- In an interview, he said, “In the starting, Atal Ji used to forget my name every time he met me and would address me by different names including Banerjee, Mukherjee, and even Bengali Babu.”
- He started his career from the hotel industry with the Oberoi Group and became a General Manager at the Oberoi Palace in Srinagar at the age of 24.
- In 1987, he left his job and became an entrepreneur. He built a hotel in Manali and ran it under the banner of Orchid Resorts Private Limited.
- Five years later, in 1993, he sold his Manali property to Raj Chopra (Chairman, Managing Director of Competent Automobiles).
- In May 1996, his life transformed completely after Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister of India for just 13 days. During his tenure as PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee made some appointments, where he appointed Ranjan as an OSD (Officer on Special Duty) in the PM’s Office (PMO). A faction of society criticized him on the pretext of nepotism.
- In 1997, he started Talent Marketing (a firm that offers reservation services to all brands of the US-based Carlson Hospitality Worldwide). Afterwards, he was selected as an MD of Country Development and Management Services (a joint venture involving Carlson and Chanakya Hotels).
- From 1999 to 2004, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of the country, Ranjan had no official post, but was still known as a mover and shaker in the business and political circles in Delhi.
- He is the person behind Reliance Infocomm Project, but the credit of the same is given to Pramod Mahajan wrongly.
- Ranjan was the man behind multimillion NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) contract being given to Malaysian firms.
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