Wife: Arzu Singh Rana
Hometown: Dadeldhura, Nepal
Age: 76 Years
|Known for||5 times Prime Minister of Nepal|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Political Party||• Nepali Congress
• Nepali Congress (Democratic)
|Political Journey||• He became the political in charge of the Nepali Congress's Far Western region in 1991.
• He served as a Member of Parliament from the Dadeldhura District from 1991 to November 1994.
• He served as the Minister for Home Affairs in Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's cabinet from December 1991 to September 1994.
• He served as the leader of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary group From November 1994 to September 1995.
• His first tenure as Prime Minister of Nepal was from 12 September 1995 to 12 March 1997.
• He worked as a convener in the Nepali Congress Political Consultative Committee from 1982 to 1998.
• He worked as a member of the Central Working Committee of the Nepali Congress from March 1997 to 1998.
• He again served as a Member of Parliament and as a member of the Central Working Committee of the Nepali Congress Party from April 1999 to July 2002.
• He served as the head of the high-level recommendation committee for the resolution of the Maoist problem from December 1999 to October 2000.
• His second tenure as the Prime Minister of Nepal was from 26 July 2001 to 4 October 2002.
• He founded a new political party on 2 September 2002 and named it Nepali Congress (Democratic).
• His third tenure as the Prime Minister of Nepal was from 4 June 2004 to 1 February 2005.
• He became the President of the Nepali Congress (Democratic) in May 2006.
• Nepali Congress (Democratic) merged with Nepali Congress on 25 September 2007.
• He contested from two seats, Dadeldhura 1 and Kanchanpur 4, in the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections and won both seats; however, he later vacated the Kanchanpur 4 seat.
• He served as the Vice President of the Socialist International Party in Nepal from June 2008 to 2012.
• He lost the Nepali Congress presidential election in 2009.
• He became the Nepali Congress President on 7 March 2016.
• His fourth tenure as the Prime Minister of Nepal was from 7 June 2017 to 15 February 2018.
• He took oath as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the fifth time on 13 July 2021 and served till 25 December 2022.
|Date of Birth||13 June 1946 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||76 Years|
|Birthplace||Ganyapdhura Rural Municipality-1 (Former – Ruwakhola, AsigramV.D.C.- 5), Dadeldhura district, Nepal|
|School||• Asigram Primary School, Dadeldhura, Nepal
• Mahendra High School, Uchkot Doti, Nepal
• Sitaram High School, Uchkot Doti, Nepal
|College/University||Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Educational Qualification||He pursued a Master of Arts and Political Science (Humanities) at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. Columbia University|
|Caste||Chettri caste of Kshatriya clan|
|Controversy||Nepotism Accusations The Himalayan Times The Kathmandu Post
Several media outlets claimed on 12 February 2017 that pressure was applied by Sher Bahadur Deuba to appoint DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand as Inspector General of Nepal Police. It was alleged that since Chand belonged to Deuba's home region, Deuba favoured him over the top contender DIG Nawa Raj Silwal. The appointment of Chand was stayed by the Supreme Court of Nepal, and he also denied these allegations.
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year: 1994|
|Wife/Spouse||Arzu Singh Rana
|Children||He has a son named Jaiveer Singh Deuba.
|Parents||Names not known|
|Siblings||He had a younger brother named Prem Bahadur Deuba who died on 17 May 2022 due to Lung Cancer at Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal at 67.|
|Salary (approx.)||77,280 NPR in September 2017 as the Prime Minister of Nepal The Kathmandu Post|
• Bank Deposits: 1650,739.75 NPR
• Jewellery: 10 gold coins, 13 Tola gold (two 2-tola chains; one 5-tola bracelet; and four 1-tola ring set with Diamond, Emerald, Coral, and ruby) (1 Tola = 11.6638038 grams = 3/8 troy ounce)
He has 57 ropani (4.3. bigha) of land in Dadeldhura in his father’s name and 10 bigha land in Kanchanpur in his brother’s name.
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2017. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependants (minor). The Himalayan Times
Some Unknown Facts About Sher Bahadur Deuba
- Sher Bahadur Deuba is a Nepali politician with a political career spanning more than 5 decades. He is one of the most-respected politicians in Nepal and served as the Prime Minister of Nepal 5 times.
- He supported the ideology of the Nepali Congress since his childhood and became active in student politics.
- In 1960, he protested against the Panchayat form of government which was implemented after the suspension of all political parties by King Mahendra of Nepal.
- From 1965 to 1968, he served as the chairman of the Far-Western Students’ Committee in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- In 1971, he founded the Nepali Congress’ student union known as Nepal Students Union and remained its President until 1980.
- During the 1980 Nepal national referendum, he campaigned for multi-party democracy.
- In the 1985 Nepalese Civil Disobedience Movement, he played an active role.
- In 1988, he went to London, and in 1989, he studied Political Science at the London School of Economics (LSE) under the program ‘research fee’.
- Professor Fred Halliday, a scholar with a specialization in Arab nations, helped him with his research. He did not need to attend any classes; however, he was permitted to study at LSE Library and study under the guidance of a professor.
- Scottish International Party gave him a scholarship to study in London which was later discontinued. He worked as a translator for BBC Nepali and lived at Natraj restaurant. A few Nepali people also sent him money.
- In London, he campaigned to raise awareness about the Nepalese revolution of 1990 and returned to Nepal after the revolution to actively participate in politics.
- On 12 February 1996, he signed the Mahakali Treaty with the then-Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in Delhi, India. The Himalayan Times
- His attempt to revive peace in the country failed as the peace talks with Maoists failed after Maoists backed out of the talks.
- On 27 November 2001, he imposed the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Control and Punishment) Act and declared the State of Emergency in the country.
- During his stint as the Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, he appealed to King Gyanendra on 22 May 2002 to dissolve the parliament and hold the parliamentary elections on 13 November 2002 which was accepted by the King.
- Nepali Congress terminated him from the party on 26 May 2002 by alleging that he acted without consulting his cabinet and party.
- He was arrested in April 2005 on corruption charges related to a link road project related to the Melamchi drinking water project near Kathmandu.
- He was given a punishment of 2 years of jail time on 26 July 2005 by the Royal Commission on Corruption Control (RCCC) which was set up by King Gyanendra in February 2005. The commission also fined him 90 million Nepalese rupees.
- When he was in jail, his wife, Arzu Singh Rana, gave an interview and said that they had to change 14 homes in one decade due to the civil unrest. United We Blog
- Supreme Court of Nepal scrapped RCCC on 13 February 2006 and declared its orders invalid following which he was released from jail.
- Between 1965 and 2005, he spent almost 10 years in jail on multiple occasions.
- He was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, and he became the first Nepali person to receive such an honour. The Kathmandu Post
- In 2022, he visited India and held talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the India-Nepal Boundary issues. Outlook