Vijay Rupani Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Anjali
Caste: Jain Bania
Age: 67 Years

Vijay Rupani

Full NameVijay Ramniklal Rupani
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey 1971: Joined RSS and Jan Sangh.
2006-2012: Served as a member of Rajya Sabha.
2014: Became MLA from Rajkot West.
2016: On 7 August, became the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
2017: Again won the Gujarat Assembly Election from the Rajkot West constituency and retained the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat.
2021: On 12 September, resigned as the Chief Minister of Gujarat
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 August 1956 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)67 Years
BirthplaceRangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar)
Zodiac signLeo
SchoolNot Known
College(s)/UniversitiesDharmendrasinhji Arts College, Rajkot, Gujarat
Saurashtra University, Gujarat
Educational Qualification(s)Bachelor of Arts from Dharmendrasinhji Arts College
LLB from Saurashtra University
DebutIn 1971, when he joined RSS and Jan Sangh.
FamilyFather- Ramniklal Rupani
Mother- Mayaben
Siblings- 6
CasteJain Bania
AddressNirmala Convent Road, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Controversies• In 2011, SEBI had charged Vijay Rupani HUF, for "manipulative trades" by pump and dump.
• In November 2017, for creating the misleading appearance in the stocks, the SEBI issued ex parte order imposing a penalty of ₹ 1500000 to Vijay Rupani HUF.
PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAnjali (a member of BJP women wing)
Vijay Rupani with her wife Anjali
ChildrenSon- Rushabh (an engineering student),
Vijay Rupani With His Son Rushabh
Pujit (died in an accident)
Daughter- Radhika
Vijay Rupani Daughter Radhika And Her Husband Nimit Mishra

Vijay Rupani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Rupani

  • He was born in Burma (now, Myanmar).
  • In 1960, due to political instability in Burma, his family moved to Rajkot.
  • His father founded a trading firm Rasiklal & Sons, and Rupani is a partner of the firm. Rasiklal & Sons Rajkot
  • Rupani also worked as a stockbroker.
  • Rupani started his political career as a student activist of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP- student political wing of BJP).
  • He entered into the serious politics in 1971 when he joined RSS and Jan Sangh. Vijay Rupani in RSS dress
  • In 1976, he spent 11 months at the jails in Bhuj and Bhavnagar during the Emergency.
  • From 1978 to 1981, he worked as a Pracharak of RSS. Young Vijay Rupani
  • In 2006, Rupani was appointed as a Chairman of Gujarat Tourism.
  • In August 2014, after Vajubhai Vala resigned as the MLA from Rajkot West (as he was appointed as the governor of Karnataka), BJP nominated Vijay Rupnai to contest the Rajkot West seat, and on 9 October 2014, Rupani won the by-poll by a huge margin.
  • On 19 February 2016, he became the BJP President of Gujarat and served the post until August 2016.
  • In the cabinet of Gujarat Government (2016), he was the only cabinet minister who was jailed during the Emergency.
  • After serving as a corporator in Rajkot, he became the Mayor of Rajkot and subsequently a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • During Keshubhai Patel’s regime, he was the Chairman of the Manifesto Committee.
  • When Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat, he served as chairman of Gujarat Finance Board and as general secretary of BJP’s Gujarat Unit.
  • He became cabinet minister of Transport, water supply, labour and employment in Anandiben Patel’s government in Gujarat.
  • Vijay Rupani has started the Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust for charity in the memory of his youngest son Pujit who died in an accident. Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust