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Sitaram Yechury Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More


Sitaram Yechury

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameSitaram Yechury
Profession(s)Politician, Columnist, Writer, and Economist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Politics
Political PartyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
CPI (M) Party logo
Political Journey• 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
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 August 1952
Age (as in 2018)66 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolAll Saints High School, Hyderabad
College/UniversitySt. Stephen's College, Delhi (B.A Economic Honours), Jawaharlal Nehru University (M.A in Economics)
Educational QualificationMasters in Economics
ReligionNot Known
Address29, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi
HobbiesReading, Writing and Listening to Music
ControversyHe 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
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseFirst wife (Name Not Known)
Seema Chisti Yechury (Second Wife), Journalist
Sitaram Yechury with his wife Seema Chisti
ChildrenSon(s)- 2 (Names Not Known)
Daughter- Akhila Yechury (Professor)
ParentsFather- S.S. Yechury (Engineer)
Mother- Kalpakam Yechury (Government Officer)
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite SportsLawn Tennis
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesBank Deposits: 34 Lakh
Jewellery: 5 Lakh
Total Value: 62 Lakh
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹1 Lakh
Net Worth (approx.)₹1 Crore

Sitaram Yechury

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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.

    Student Federation of India Logo

    Student Federation of India Logo

  • 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

    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.
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