Shakuni Choudhary Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Parvati Devi
Age: 88 Years
Hometown: Lakhanpur

Shakuni Choudhary

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Political Party•Indian National Congress (1990-1995)
Indian National Congress (INC) flag

• Samata party (1995-2000)
Samata Party's logo

• Rashtriya Janata Dal (2000-2014)
RJD Flag

•Janata Dal (United) (2014-2015)
Janata Dal (United) flag

•Hindustani Awam Morcha (2015)
Hindustani Awam Morcha symbol

•Bharatiya Janata Party (2019-present)
BJP logo
Political Journey• 1985 - Elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Tarapur constituency as an independent candidate
• 1990 - Elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Tarapur constituency on a ticket of the Indian National Congress
• 1995 - Elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Tarapur constituency on a ticket of the Samata Party
• 1996 - Health minister of Bihar in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s cabinet
• 1998 - Elected to the Lok Sabha from Khagaria constituency of Bihar on a ticket of the Samata Party
• 2000 - Elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Tarapur constituency on a ticket of the Rashtriya Janata Dal
• 2009 - Deputy speaker of the Bihar Assembly
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 January 1936 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024) 88 Years
BirthplaceLakhanpur, Munger district, British India
Zodiac signCapricorn
SignatureShakuni Choudhary's signature
SchoolR.N.P.R. High School Jalalabad Asarganj Nagar, Bihar
Educational QualificationDiploma in Automobile Engineering
CasteKoeri [1]The Times of India
Controversies• The Launa-Parsa Massacre Case
Shakuni Choudhary was one of the main suspects in the Launa-Parsa massacre case in 1995, which involved a grenade attack that killed Congress candidate Sachchidanand Singh and six other people during the 1995 Bihar assembly elections. Singh was taken to a hospital in Tarapur, where he was assassinated. Nine additional deaths occured in small other incidents that transpired from the initial grenade attack. Choudhary was one of thirty-three people charged in this massacre case. Shortly after the incident, the investigations concluded, and Choudhary went on to win the 1995 Bihar Assembly elections. [2]The Times of India

• Criminal proceedings against Shakuni Choudhary
- Charges related to False statement in connection with an election (IPC Section-171G)
- Charges related to Deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs (IPC Section-295A)
- Charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant (IPC Section-188)
- Charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34)
- Charges related to Wearing garb or carrying tokens used by public servants with fraudulent intent (IPC Section-171)
- Charges related to wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
- Charges related to voluntarily causing hurt (IPC Section-323)
- Charges related to Uttering, words, etc., with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person (IPC Section-298)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidower
Marriage Date1 July 1958
Wife/SpouseParvati Devi (She died in September 2022 after suffering from an illness)
Parvati Devi
ChildrenHe has 5 children.
Son(s)- 2
Samrat Choudhary (politician)
Samrat Choudhary
• Rohit Choudhary (politician)
Rohit Choudhary
Daughter- Name not known
ParentsFather- Pyare Chaudhari
Mother- Name not known
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Marshall Jeep
• Scorpio
• Military Disposal Jeep
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 1,78,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 11,23,000
Jewellery: Rs. 90,000

Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 21,66,400
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 2,80,000
Buildings: Rs. 16,90,000

Note: The given estimates are according to the year 2010. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [3]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 1,87,00,000 (2010) [4]My Neta

Shakuni Choudhary

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shakuni Choudhary

  • Shakuni Choudhary is an Indian politician who took charge as a Deputy Speaker in the 2009 Bihar Assembly. He has served as a Member of the Bihar Assembly seven times and as a Member of Parliament in the 12th Lok Sabha. He was also a founding member of the Samata Party.
  • In 2015, he contested the Bihar Assembly elections from the Tarapur constituency on a ticket of the Hindustani Awam Morcha but lost to Mewalal Chaudhary of Janata Dal (United) with a margin of 12,000 votes.
  • Prior to entering politics, Shakuni Choudhary served in the Indian Army for fifteen years. He fought in the Indian Army in the wars of 1962, 1965, and 1971.
  • He left the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in March 2014 and became a member of the Janata Dal (United). He explained his decision to switch parties later in an interview and alleged that Lalu Prasad Yadav was controlling the party in a dictatorial manner with the goal of furthering the interests of his own family.
  • In 2015, Shakuni Choudhary joined Jitan Ram Manjhi’s rebellion and later the Hindustani Awam Morcha, a party that Manjhi started after splitting from the Janata Dal (United).
  • He was appointed Bihar State President of Hindustani Awam Morcha in 2015, but after suffering a crushing defeat in the Bihar assembly elections, Shakuni Choudhary resigned from his position as State President of Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) in November 2015. [5]The Hindu
  • In 2017, he founded the private school Shakuni Choudhary The International School in Munger, Bihar.

    Shakuni Choudhary attending an event at the Shakuni Choudhary The International School

    Shakuni Choudhary attending an event at the Shakuni Choudhary The International School

  • At a gathering of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in 2019, Shakuni Choudhary indicated that he planned to resume his active political career as a member of the BJP.
  • In January 2024, to commemorate the establishment of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, he lit 88 diyas and offered 88 coconuts on his 88th birthday. In an interview, he expressed his gratitude towards Narendra Modi and said,

    The biggest gift of the 88th birthday is the construction of a grand temple of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya and the consecration of the idol in it. Ramlala will be consecrated in the auspicious time and Lord Shri Ram will reside in the dream temple of his devotees.This was the biggest dream of my life which has been completed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the order of the Supreme Court.”

    Shakuni Choudhary celebrating his 88th birthday

    Shakuni Choudhary celebrating his 88th birthday