Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi Age, Death, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Sheela Shekhawat Gogamedi
Caste: Rajput
Hometown: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, a President of the right-wing group Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS)

Profession President of the Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 July
BirthplaceBhadra, Rajasthan
Date of Death5 December 2023
Place of DeathJaipur, Rajasthan
AgeNot Known
Death CauseGunshot Wounds [1]India Today
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureSukhdev Singh Gogamedi's signature
Nationality Indian
HometownJaipur, Rajasthan
Educational QualificationHe is a 10th pass. [2]Hindustan Times
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi offering his prayers to Karni Mata
Note: He is often spotted offering his prayers to Karni Mata, the tutelary deity of the Rajputs and Charans of northwestern India. The Hindu goddess is believed to be an incarnation of Jagadamba.
CasteRajput [3]NDTV
ControversiesLanding In a Soup Over Provocative Remarks: In 2017, a video went viral on the internet in which Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi can be seen announcing a reward of Rs 20 lakh on the head of a groom from a minority community who married a girl of Rajput community. Gogamedi made the statement while addressing an anti-reservation rally organised by SRRKS at Dongra, Ratlam district. The video gained widespread attention prompting the local police to begin a probe into it. [4]The Asian Age Ratlam district superintendent of police (SP) Pradeep Sharma addressed the media and said,

"The matter has come to our notice. We have already video-recorded the event and are now scrutinising the content of the video. Necessary action will be taken against those who made such provocative speeches on the occasion.”

Booked for Threatening Pilgrims Visiting Ajmer Dargah: In 2019, a video gained widespread attention online, showing Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi issuing threats to pilgrims at the Ajmer Dargah. In the viral video, Gogamedi warned that if any terrorist activities aimed at Hindus took place during the Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims visiting the Ajmer Dargah in Rajasthan would bear the consequences. Following this, Shakeel Ahmed, the Nazim of the Dargah Committee, filed a complaint with the police against Gogamedi. [5]Patrika
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Marriage Date20 April 2009
Wife/SpouseSheela Shekhawat Gogamedi (SRRKS activist)
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi with his wife, Sheela Shekhawat Gogamedi
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Urvashi Shekhawat, Yashasvi Shekhawat
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi with his wife, Sheela Shekhawat Gogamedi, and daughter
ParentsFather- Anchal Singh Shekhawat
Mother- Icharaj Kanwar (died on 9 December 2020)
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi's deceased mother
SiblingsBrother(s)- Dalip Singh, Kan Singh
Sister- Madhu Kanwar

Note: Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi is the eldest among his siblings.

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi

  • Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was a notable Hindu leader in Rajasthan, who served as the President of the right-wing organization Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS). He gained widespread recognition during the 2017 case involving Indian gangster Anand Pal Singh’s encounter and for leading protests against the production and release of the Indian historical film Padmaavat (2018). On 5 December 2023, he was fatally shot dead by unidentified attackers in Jaipur.
  • By 2018, there were three primary factions within the Karni Sena: the Shri Rajput Karni Sena led by Lokendra Singh Kalvi, the Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena Samiti led by Ajeet Singh Mamdoli, and the Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena led by Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi. The original organization, Karni Sena (or Shri Rajput Karni Sena), was established in 2006, with Ajeet Singh Mamdoli serving as its first President. The organization’s primary goal was to advocate for reservation rights for Rajputs, and it also aimed to address the promotion of Rajput figures in educational materials while encouraging Rajput legislators in the government. During the 2008 Rajasthan Assembly elections, Karni Sena allied with the Congress on the condition that a specific number of tickets would be allocated to Rajputs. However, internal disagreements during negotiations led to Lokendra Singh Kalvi’s departure from the organization. In 2010, Kalvi joined the Congress and formed his own faction, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS). Ajeet Singh Mamdoli filed a legal case against Kalvi’s SRKS for using the name of his already registered organization. After that, Kalvi appointed Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi as the state president of his faction.
  • In 2015, Gogamedi was expelled from the Karni Sena led by Kalvi due to criminal charges. Subsequently, he formed his own faction known as Shree Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena.
  • Gogamedi made headlines after Indian gangster Anand Pal Singh’s encounter on 24 June 2017. Anand Pal Singh had attained a cult-like status among many Rajput and Ravana Rajput youths, who saw him as a defender of Rajputs against the rival Jat community. His death led to violent protests, involving the uprooting of railway tracks, damage to public property, and a person being allegedly killed in police firing.

    Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi during a rally

    Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi during a rally

  • In 2017, Karni Sena gained national attention by leading protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film Padmaavat (2018), starring Deepika Padukone in the main role. The organizations claimed that the film showed romantic scenes between Chittor queen Padmini and Alauddin Khilji in a dream sequence, offending Rajput sentiments. Both the Karni Sena led by Kalvi and the Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena led by Gogamedi staged violent protests across several Indian districts before the film’s release in January 2018, including the vandalism of theatres screening the film. Previously, these organizations had also protested against Bollywood films Jodha Akbar (2013) and Veer (2010).
  • In April 2023, Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena organized the Kesariya Mahapanchayat in Jaipur. The gathering aimed to advocate for an increase in Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation from 10 percent to 14 percent and urged the state government to establish a Kshatriya Rajput Kalyan Board. Additionally, they called on the central government to relax the conditions of EWS reservation in central government recruitment.

    Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi at a Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) gathering

    Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi at a Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena (SRRKS) gathering

  • On 5 December 2023, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was fatally shot by unidentified assailants in Jaipur in the Shyam Nagar area. The attackers entered his residence, shot him, and quickly fled the scene. The entire incident was captured on CCTV. Four individuals entered Gogamedi’s house and opened gunfire. One of the assailants, identified as Naveen Singh Shekhawat, was killed in retaliatory firing. The CCTV footage shows Gogamedi collapsing from the gunshot wounds. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. Ajit Singh, who was with Gogamedi during the incident, sustained severe injuries.
  • In the aftermath of the murder, supporters of Gogamedi staged a protest in Jaipur. In a media conversation, a relative mentioned that Gogamedi had been receiving threats for a long period of time and had feared an attack. The relative claimed that the police had been informed about these threats. Additionally, Rajput groups announced a shutdown (bandh) in several districts, including Bundi and Baran. In Jodhpur and Barmer, they also called for a protest in front of the divisional headquarters.
  • After the assault, gangster Rohit Godara Kapurisar took responsibility for Gogamedi’s murder through a Facebook post.
    Rohit Godara Kapurisar's Facebook post in which he claimed responsibility for Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi's murder

    Rohit Godara Kapurisar’s Facebook post in which he claimed responsibility for Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi’s murder

    Godara had previously claimed accountability for the killing of another gangster, Raju Thehat, in Sikar, Rajasthan. Rohit Godara is affiliated with the Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar gang. Bishnoi is infamous for his involvement in the murder of the popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala and for issuing threats to Salman Khan in 2018 regarding the blackbuck hunting incident. Godara’s Facebook post stated that Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was targeted because he allegedly supported their enemies.

    Rohit Godara Kapurisar

    Rohit Godara Kapurisar

  • On 6 December, the police found two suspects named Rohit Rathore Makrana and Nitin Fauji in Gogamedi’s murder case. The police announced a reward of Rs 5 Lakhs for information leading to their arrest. Nitin Fauji, who comes from Mahendragarh, was identified as one of the people who shot at Gogamedi. Reports suggest that Nitin Fauji was in contact with the gang led by Lawrence Bishnoi.

    Rohit Rathore Makrana and Nitin Fauji, two accused in Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi's murder identified by the police

    Rohit Rathore Makrana and Nitin Fauji, two accused in Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi’s murder identified by the police