Wife: Ram Kaur
|Known For||Being one of the culprits of the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC)
|Political Journey||1977: General Secretary, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Delhi.
1980: Elected to the 7th Lok Sabha.
1991: Elected to the 10th Lok Sabha.
2004: Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha.
2018: Quit the Primary Membership of Indian National Congress.
|Date of Birth||23 September 1945|
|Age (as in 2018)||73 Years|
|Birthplace||Delhi, British India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Virgo|
|College/University||Did Not Attend|
|Educational Qualification||10th Standard|
|Caste||Jat Hari Bhoomi|
|Address||713 AB, Pkt.- II, Paschimpuri, New Delhi- 110 063|
|Hobbies||Gardening, Doing Meditation|
|Controversies||• His name appeared as one of the main perpetrators in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. A complainant named Jagdish Kaur was the first to file a complaint against Sajjan Kumar. Witnesses including Chamkaur and Fota Singh said in their complaint that on 1-2 November 1984, it was Sajjan Kumar who incited a mob, which killed 6 Sikhs in Delhi Cantt Area. However, due to lack of evidence, no hearing could proceed against Sajjan Kumar.
• Charges of murder, dacoity, and criminal conspiracy have also been framed against him.
• After the recommendations of the Nanavati Commission; in which Sajjan Kumar's name appeared as one of the culprits, a charge sheet was filed against him in 2005.
• For his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Sajjan Kumar was opposed to contesting the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections.
• When Karkardooma Court evicted Sajjan Kumar of all charges in 2013, the Sikh Communities heavily condemned the court's decision, and soon after the court's decision, a shoe was thrown at the Justice J. R. Aryan in the courtroom; the incident is known as the "Joota Kaand" in the popular media.
• In 2017, Modi Government formed a SIT to re-investigate the 1984 anti-Sikh riots Case and Sajjan Kumar was called for many times by the SIT to interrogate him.
• On 17 December 2018, the Delhi High Court sentenced Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
|Relationships & More|
|Children||Son- Jag Parvesh (Politician)
Daughter(s)- 2 (Names Not Known)
|Parents||Father- Raghunath Singh
Mother- Mee Kaur
|Siblings||Brother- Ramesh (Politician)
Sister- Not Known
|Favourite Politician(s)||Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi|
|Car||A 2002 Model Ambassador Car|
|Assets/Properties||• Jewellery worth ₹3 Lakh (including his spouse)
• An Ambassador Car worth ₹2.5 Lakh
|Net Worth (approx.)||₹6 Lakh (as in 2018)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sachin Pilot
- Sajjan Kumar was born into an economically backward family in Delhi, British India.
- According to reports, in his childhood, he had to even sell tea for the subsistence of his family.
- By the 1970s, he had developed an interest to join politics.
- In 1977, Sajjan Kumar was first elected to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi from Madipur; a time when very few Congressmen were able to get elected in Delhi.
- Thereafter, he came close to Sanjay Gandhi and became one of his trusted men. When Sanjay Gandhi started his “Five Point Programme,” Sajjan Kumar was entrusted to implement the programme at the grass-root level.
- In the initial years of his political career, Sajjan Kumar also came close to a social activist named Guru Radha Kishan. It was Guru Radha Kishan who had sworn Sajjan Kumar as Delhi Councillor in 1977.
- The young Sajjan Kumar (then 35 years old) fought the 1980 Lok Sabha Elections and defeated the first Chief Minister of Delhi, Brahm Prakash.
- By the time Sajjan Kumar was elected to the 14th Lok Sabha, he had become a renowned politician in the popular media.
- After the assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October 1984, a series of anti-Sikh riots had erupted in Delhi and its neighbourhood in which hundreds of Sikhs were killed. and Sajjan Kumar’s name appeared as one of the main perpetrators who had incited the riots.
- Even after the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Sajjan Kumar fought the 1991 Lok Sabha Elections and defeated BJP’s Sahib Singh Verma.