Sarbananda Sonowal Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 61 Years
Hometown: Dibrugarh
Marital Status: Unmarried

Sarbananda Sonowal

NicknameJatiya Nayak of Assam [1]India Today
Known ForBeing the 14th chief minister of Assam
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political Party• Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) (2001-2011)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2011-present)
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Political Journey• 2001: Joined Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
• 2001: Elected as the Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from the Moran constituency
• 2004: Elected as Member of the Lok Sabha from the Moran constituency
• 2005: Appointed as the Member of the Consultative Committee for Ministry of Home Affairs
• 2006: Appointed as the Member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Commerce & Industry
• 2009: Contested in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from Dibrugarh constituency; however, lost the elections
• 2011: Resigned from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
• 2011: Became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and appointed as the National Executive Member of Bharatiya Janata Party
• 2011: Appointed as state spokesperson and general secretary for Assam Bharatiya Janata Party
• 2012: Appointed as State President for Assam Bharatiya Janata Party
• 2014: Elected as a Member of the 16th Lok Sabha from the Lakhimpur Constituency
• 2014: Appointed as the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development and the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
• 2015: Became the president of Bhartiya Janata Party in Assam
• 2016: Elected as the Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from the Majuli constituency
• 2016: Appointed as the 14th Chief Minister of Assam
• 2021: Became a Member of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
• 2021: Became a Member of the Rajya Sabha from Assam
• 2021: Appointed as the Minister of AYUSH
• 2021: Appointed as the Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Personal Life
Date of Birth31 October 1962 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 61 Years
BirthplaceMuluk Gaon located in the Dibrugarh district of Assam
Zodiac signScorpio
SignatureSarbananda Sonowal's signature
HometownDibrugarh district of Assam
School• Muluk Gaon Primary School in Dibrugarh
• Bindhakata Middle English School
• Don Bosco High School, Dibrugarh
College/University• Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi College, Dibrugarh, Assam
• Dibrugarh University
• Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts (English honours) from the Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi College
• Bachelor of Journalism from Gauhati University
• LLB from Dibrugarh University
ReligionHinduism [2]Twitter - Sarbanand Sonowal
Address1 No., Lakhimi Nagar, Near Auniati Sakha Sattra, Mankatta Road, P.O. & P.S. Dibrugarh, Distt. Dibrugarh, Assam
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Jibeswar Sonowal (Farmer)
Mother- Dineswari Sonowal (Homemaker)
Sarbananda Sonowal with his mother
SiblingsBrother- 5
• Misto Prasad Sonowal
• Girish Sonowal
• Duleswar Sonowal
• Nareswar Sonowa
• Devananda Sonowal
Sister- 2
• Rumi Saikla
• Dallmi Saikia
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 68,141
Bank Deposits: Rs. 23,62,200
LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs.27,49,674
Other Assets: Rs. 1,90,000
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: Rs. 24,95,875
Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 25,25,000
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 20,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 37,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2014. It excludes the net worth of his dependents. [3]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 1 crore [4]My Neta

Sarbananda SonowalSome Lesser Known Facts About Sarbananda Sonowal

  • In 1992, Sarbananda Sonmowal joined Assam’s oldest student body, the All Assam Students Union (AASU). He remained a member of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) from 1992 to 1999.
  • He was also the president of the All Assam Students Union.
  • Sarbananda Sonmowal remained the chairman of the North East Students Organisation from 1996 to 2000
  • During his college days, he won the Mr. Dibrugarh Strongman title.
  • In July 2005, Sarbananda Sonmowal filed a case to remove the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) (IMDT) Act 1983 which the Indian Parliament passed to detect illegal immigrants (from Bangladesh) and expel them from Assam.
  • Sonowal described the act as “wholly arbitrary, unreasonable and discriminating against a class of citizens of India, making it impossible for citizens who are residents in Assam to secure the detection and deportation of foreigners from Indian soil.” He also said,

    IMDT Act is only encouraging vote bank politics without addressing the problem of illegal migrants, the Assam government had supported the law, saying it was equities.”

  • The SC directed that all the tribunals constituted under the IMDT Act would “cease to function” with immediate effect as the Parent Act had been declared unconstitutional. Cases pending before the tribunals would stand transferred to tribunals under the Foreigners Act, the Court said.  [5]The Economic Times

  • Sarbananda Sonowal filed the case against the act in the Supreme Court in 2005.
  • Sarbananda Sonowal enjoys high-speed cars and bikes.
  • In May 2016, Sarbananda Sonmowal became the second person from the tribal community to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam.
  • In 2017, Sonowal started the annual Guwahati International Film Festival.

    Sarbananda Sonowal (lighting the lamp) inaugurated the first Guwahati International Film Fest

    Sarbananda Sonowal (lighting the lamp) inaugurated the first Guwahati International Film Fest

  • In September 2021, Sonowal resigned from the Rajya Sabha, one day after being elected as a Member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • Sonowal loves the colour white so much that he has painted every wall of his house white.
  • In 2023, Sarbananda Sonmowal represented India at the Eastern Economic Forum, 2023 in Vladivostok.