Sisir Adhikari Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 80 Years
Caste: Brahmin
Hometown: Karkuli, Purba Medinipur

Sisir Adhikari

Full nameSisir Kumar Adhikari [1]Election Commission of India
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Political Party• Indian National Congress (1972-1998)
Indian National Congress
• All India Trinamool Congress (1998-2021)
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• Bharatiya Janata Party (March 2021-present)
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Political Journey• Sisir Adhikari was Member of Gram Panchayat, Basudebpur, West Bengal from 1962-1967.Basudebpur village image• Adhikari became Commissioner of Contai Municipality, West Bengal from 1969-1971.

• Sisir Adhikari became the Chairman of Contai Municipality, West Bengal in 1971 and joined the Indian National Congress in 1972.

• Adhikari continued to hold the position of Chairman of Contai Municipality, West Bengal till 1981.

• He became the Chairman of Contai Municipality, West Bengal again in 1986 and held the position till 2009.

• He became the Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat(1982-1987).

• During his tenure as the Chairman, Contai Municipality, he joined the newly formed All India Trinamool Congress in 1998.Sisir Adhikari with Mamata Banerjee• Adhikari won the Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat again and became a member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly(2001-2006).

• He contested for West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Egra in 2006 and remained in office till 2009.

• Sisir Adhikari got elected to Lok Sabha thrice in 2009, 2014, and 2019.Sisir Adhikari in parliament• Adhikari became Minister of State for Rural Development in 2009 and remained in office till 2012 during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Government.Sisir Adhikari at a function• He was appointed as Member of the Standing Committee on, Rural Development, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping from 1 September 2014 - 25 May 2019.

• Adhikari was again appointed as the Member of Standing Committee on Rural Development, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways in September 2019.

• Sisir Adhikari joined the Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) on 21 March 2021, at a rally organised at Egra, Purba Medinipur, in presence of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.Sisir Adhikari joining bjp
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 September 1941 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021)80 Years
BirthplaceKarkuli, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureSisir Adhikari's signature
HometownKarkuli, Purba Medinipur
SchoolK.M Vidyabhawan (1958)
College/UniversityCalcutta University
Educational QualificationI.Sc (apperared in 1960) [2]CEO West Bengal
ReligionHinduism [3]The Wire
CasteBrahmin[4]The Wire
AddressVill. Karkuli, P.O. Contai,
Distt. Purba Medinipur-721401,
West Bengal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseGayatri Adhikari
ChildrenSon(s)- Suvendu Adhikari
Suvendu Adhikari
Dibyendu Adhikari
Dibyendu Adhikari
Soumendu Adhikari
Soumendu Adhikari
Note: Sisir Adhikari has four sons and one Daughter.
ParentsFather- Late Kenaram Adhikari
Mother- Kadambini Adhikari
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mahindra XUV 500
• Honda Jazz 2014
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs 50,000[5]Lok Sabha
Assets/Properties• One flat at, 37/6A, S.N.Roy Road, Behala, Kol-37 Mouza-Sahapore,
• Plot no-309, 310, & 312 at Mouza-Dharmadasbar.
• Plot no-335,339 at Mouza-Karkuli.[6]Election Commission of India
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 2,01,74,541 [7]Election Commission of India

Sisir Adhikari

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sisir Adhikari

  • Sisir Adhikari was the Convenor of the “Bhumi Uchhed Protirodh Committee” during Nandigram Movement in Singur, West Bengal.

    Sisir Adhikari's son Suvendu Adhikari

    Sisir Adhikari’s son, Suvendu Adhikari leading the party workers during Nandigram Movement

  • His son Suvendu Adhikari is also a well-known politician, who joined BJP after parting way from the All India Trinamool Congress.

    Sisir Adhikari's son joining bjp

    Sisir Adhikari’s son joining BJP in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah

  • Sisir Adhikari held the position of the Chairman of Contai Municipality, West Bengal for around 34 years in total.
  • Sisir Adhikari had served approximately 26 years in the Indian National Congress, and 23 years in the All India Trinamool Congress before joining Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2021.
    Sisir Adhikari at BJP rally

    Sisir Adhikari delivering a speech at a BJP rally in Egra after his public announcement of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party

    His son Suvendu Adhikari,  is contesting the 2021 West Bengal state assembly elections from the Nandigram seat,  against his former party’s supremo Mamata Banerjee. While addressing a rally at Egra, Sisir Adhikari said,

    It is a battle for the prestige of Medinipur. Whatever Suvendu is saying will turn true, Suvendu will win Nandigram.”