Sitaram Yechury Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Politician, Columnist, Writer, and Economist
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
• 2005: Elected to Rajya Sabha
• 2006: Became the Mmmber of Committee on Home Affairs
• 2006: Became the Chairman of Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
• 2006: Became the member, General Purposes Committee
• 2006: Became the member of the Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health
• 2006: Became the member of the Committee on Ethics
• 2006: Became the member of Business Advisory Committee
• 2009: Became the member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee
• 2010: Became the member of the Indian Council of World Affairs
• 2012: Became the Chairman of Committee on Agriculture
Date of Birth
12 August 1952
Age (as in 2018)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
All Saints High School, Hyderabad
St. Stephen's College, Delhi (B.A Economic Honours), Jawaharlal Nehru University (M.A in Economics)
Masters in Economics
29, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
Reading, Writing and Listening to Music
He was heavily criticised by a section of society after he tweeted, yoga is 'dog's body movement.' This comparison of Yoga postures earned him a lot of hate tweets.
Relationships & More
First wife (Name Not Known)
Seema Chisti Yechury (Second Wife), Journalist
Son(s)- 2 (Names Not Known) Daughter- Akhila Yechury (Professor)
Bank Deposits: 34 Lakh Jewellery: 5 Lakh Total Value: 62 Lakh
Net Worth (approx.)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sitaram Yechury
He was born in a Telugu family in Madras and did most of his schooling from Andhra Pradesh.
He shifted to Delhi after the Telangana agitation of 1969, from where he completed his higher studies.
He was influenced by the Communist movement in his school days.
He achieved the All-India first rank in the CBSE Examination.
In 1974, he joined the Student Federation of India.
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He was a sportsperson in his college and loved to play lawn tennis. He also represented his university in lawn tennis.
In 1975, he was put behind bars for opposing Internal Emergency. He was then elected for the President of the JNU’s Student Union.
In 1978, he was selected as the All-India Joint Secretary of SFI and later went to become the All India President of SFI. He left SFI in 1986.
In 1984, he was elected to the Central Committee of the CPI(M).
Sitaram Yechury in a CPI (M) conference
His first wife was the daughter of Vina Mazumdar, an academic and left-wing activist. He had two sons and a daughter with her. He then later married to Seema Chisti, the Resident Editor of Indian Express.
He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in July 2005.
He is a strong critic of U.S.A’s foreign policy and has also criticised the visit of Barack Obama on Republic Day.
Yechury has authored some great books like “Left Hand Drive”, “What is this Hindu Rashtra”, “Socialism in 21st Century”, “Communalism vs Secularism,” and “Ghrina Ki Rajniti.”
On 19 April 2015, Sitaram was elected as the General Secretary of CPI (M) in Vishakhapatnam.
In April 2018, he was re-elected as the General Secretary of CPI (M).
Yechury has also headed the Party’s International Department.