Tarkishore Prasad Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Caste: Kalwar (Vaishya)
Education: 12th Pass
Age: 65 Years

Tarkishore Prasad

Full NameTarkishore Prasad Bhagat [1]My Neta
Profession(s)Politician, Farmer & Businessman
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey• In 2005, he was elected as the MLA of the Katihar Constituency of Bihar and has never lost a poll from the seat ever since.
• In 2020, he was appointed as a Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar.
• In 2020, he was chosen as the minister of finance, commercial tax, environment, forest and disaster management, urban development, and information technology departments of Bihar.
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 January 1956 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021)65 Years
Zodiac SignCapricorn
BirthplaceSalkhua village, Saharsa, Bihar
HometownSalkhua village, Saharsa, Bihar
School• High School Katihar (1970)
• L.N.M. University, Darbhanga (1974)
Educational Qualification12th pass [2]My Neta
ReligionHinduism [3]India TV
CasteKalwar [4]India TV
AddressMohalla-Mirchaibari, P.O.-Katihar, Dist.Katihar-854105, Bihar
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date8 March
Wife/SpouseRenu Prasad (homemaker)
Tarkishore Prasad with his wife
ChildrenSon- Rahul Prasad
Tarkishore Prasad with his son Rahul Prasad
ParentsFather- Ganga Prasad
Tarkishore Prasad's father
Mother- Sumitra Devi
Tarkishore Prasad's mother
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mahindra Bolero
• Mahindra Scorpio
• Toyota Innova
• Tata Indica
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 40,000 per month (as a minister) [5]The Times of India
Assets/Properties [6]My NetaMovable

Bank Deposits: Rs. 2 lakhs
Vehicles: Four cars worth Rs. 21 lakhs
Jewellery: 450gm gold


Agricultural Land: Worth Rs. 25 lakhs
Non-Agricultural Land: Worth Rs. 30 lakhs
Residential Land: An inherited house worth Rs. 85 lakhs
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 1.89 crore [7]My Neta

Tarkishore Prasad

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tarkishore Prasad

  • Tarkishore Prasad is one of the two deputy chief ministers of Bihar from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a four-time MLA from the Katihar constituency. He is also the leader of BJP’s legislature party in Bihar.
  • Prasad was born into a business family; his father used to run a clothing shop in Saharsa, Bihar. Prasad was never really interested in his father’s business, instead, politics was the field that appealed to him the most. After completing class 12 in 1974, Tarkishore Prasad became active in student politics. He started his political journey as a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and has since then continued to be a loyal member of the RSS.

    Tarkishore Prasad in his younger days with the former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    An old picture of Tarkishore Prasad in his younger days with the former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Prasad rose through the ranks of RSS to become a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2005, he successfully contested his first assembly election from the Katihar constituency on BJP’s ticket. He defeated RJD’s Ram Prakash Mahato, the electoral margin of his victory was just 165 votes.

    Tarkishore Prasad with PM Narendra Modi

    Tarkishore Prasad with PM Narendra Modi during a political rally in Bihar

  • Tarkishore remained a low profile BJP politician and was not a popular face among people until he was appointed as a deputy CM of Bihar in November 2020.

  • The opposition parties have often accused Tarkishore Prasad of fabricating his age, which is actually true as he has been sending chronology of his age out of the window prior to every election. He mentioned his age as 48 years in his 2005 election affidavit, which only increased by one year in a period of 5 years as he reported his age to be 49 years in his 2010 election affidavit. In 2015, he stated his age to be 52 years, whereas in the next five years his age took a leap of 12 years as he mentioned his age to be 64 years in his 2020 election affidavit. [8]News 18
  • Prior to the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, an FIR was filed against him for the offence of “undue influence or personation at the election.” [9]My Neta
  • Tarkishore has mentioned agriculture and business as his profession in his affidavit to the Election Commission of India. [10]My Neta