|Full Name||Sachin Rajesh Pilot|
|Famous For||Being the youngest Deputy CM of Rajasthan|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC)
|Political Journey||2004: Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha and became a member of the Standing Committee of Lok Sabha on Home Affairs.
2006: Became a member of the Consultative Committee in the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
2009: Defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's Kiran Maheshwari by a margin of 76,000 votes in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and won the seat of Ajmer and became Union Minister of State for Communications and IT.
2012: Became the Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs in 2012 and held the post till 2014.
2014: Lost his Lok Sabha seat from the Ajmer constituency to BJP's Sanwarlal Jat by a margin of 1,71,983 votes.
2018: Elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from the Tonk Constituency and became the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.
2020: On 14 July, he was dismissed from every office he held in Rajasthan.
|Date of Birth||7 September 1977 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Hometown||Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|School||Air Force Bal Bharati School, New Delhi|
|College/University||• St. Stephens College, Delhi, India
• I.M.T. Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
• Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
|Educational Qualification(s)||• B.A. from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi
• A Diploma in Marketing from I.M.T. Ghaziabad
• MBA in Multinational Management & Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
|Caste||Gurjar, Other Backward Class (OBC) The Print Amar Ujala|
|Address||B-5 Mla Quarter, Jalupura, Near M.I.Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan- 302001|
|Hobbies||Watching Films, Reading|
|Controversy||In October 2017, he challenged in the Rajasthan High Court BJP Government's controversial Ordinance from taking up cases against legislators, ministers and officials without the government’s sanctions and prevents media from naming public servants involved in corruption cases.|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||January, 2004|
• Aaran Pilot
• Vehaan Pilot
|Parents||Father- Late Rajesh Pilot aka Rajeshwar Prasad (former Indian Politician) The Indian Express
Mother- Rama Pilot
Father-in-law- Farooq Abdullah (former Chief Minister of J&K)
Mother-in-law- Molly Abdullah
Sister- Sarika Pilot
Brother-in-law- Omar Abdullah (former Chief Minister of J&K)
|Leader(s)||Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Politician(s)||Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi|
• Jewellery: Worth ₹12,74,000 (including self and spouse)
• An agriculture land worth ₹84 Lakh
• A Commercial Building worth ₹1.21 Crore (on his spouse's name)
• A Residential Building worth ₹1.38 Crore
|Salary (as the Deputy CM of Rajasthan)||Rs. 45,000/Month + Other Allowances Hindustan Times|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 6.4 Crore (as in 2018) My Neta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Pilot
- Sachin Pilot is best known as the son of the deceased Congress (I) leader, Rajesh Pilot.
- Since his childhood, Sachin wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father and wanted to be an Air Force Pilot; but, because of his weak eyesight, he could qualify.
- However, Sachin was so passionate about flying that he took a private flying license without telling his father.
- After an MBA from Wharton Business School, he wanted to become a banker.
- Although his professional education is enough to shed the stereotypical image of a politician, politics comes naturally to him; as he has grown up in that environment.
- After he graduated from New Delhi’s St Stephens College, he started working at the Delhi Bureau of BBC.
- Thereafter, Sachin Pilot went on to work for the General Motors Corporation.
- While he was studying at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he met his love life Sarah Abdullah; the daughter of former Chief Minister of J&K Farooq Abdullah and the sister of former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah.
- He co-authored a book titled “Rajesh Pilot: In Spirit Forever” along with his wife Sarah Abdullah, which was published in 2000.
- In September 2012, Sachin Pilot became the first Union minister of India to be commissioned as an officer in the Territorial Army, fulfilling his desire to follow his father’s footsteps to be in the armed forces.
- After the 2018 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Elections, Sachin Pilot became the youngest Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
- On 12 July 2020, he claimed that he had the support of 30 MLAs and Ashok Gehlot‘s government in Rajasthan was in minority. Following this claim, speculations became rife of joining him the BJP. The Economic Times
- After being sacked from every office he held in Rajasthan on 14 July 2020, he wrote on Twitter – “Truth only triumphs.”
सत्य को परेशान किया जा सकता है पराजित नहीं।
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) July 14, 2020
- In August 2023, Sachin Pilot responded to BJP’s IT cell chief, Amit Malviya, who claimed on platform X that Pilot’s father had bombed Mizoram as an air force pilot on 5 March 1966. Malviya, through a post on X claimed,
Rajesh Pilot and Suresh Kalmadi were flying the Indian Air Force planes that bombed Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, on 5 March 1966. Later both became MPs on Congress tickets and ministers in the government. It is clear that Indira Gandhi gave respect and a place in politics as a reward to those who carried out air raids on their own people in the North East”
Sachin, however, countered this by sharing a certificate, dated 10 February 1970, on social media that his father received from President V. V. Giri on being appointed as a Pilot Officer in the Indian Air Force. Sachin underscored the discrepancy in Malviya’s claims, highlighting that his father’s bombing mission was over erstwhile East Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak war, not Mizoram. Mint
.@amitmalviya – You have the wrong dates, wrong facts…
Yes, as an Indian Air Force pilot, my late father did drop bombs. But that was on erstwhile East Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak war and not as you claim, on Mizoram on the 5th of March 1966.
He was commissioned into the… https://t.co/JfexDbczfk pic.twitter.com/Lpe1GL1NLB
— Sachin Pilot (@SachinPilot) August 15, 2023
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