Yashwant Sinha Age, Caste, Biography, Wife, Family, Facts & More


Yashwant Sinha

Real NameYashwant Sinha
ProfessionCivil Servant & Politician
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey1984: Joined Janata Dal as an active member.
1986: Became All-India General secretary of Janata Dal.
1988: Elected to Rajya Sabha.
November 1990 to June 1991: Served as the Minister of Finance in Chandra Shekhar's Cabinet.
1996: Became the National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
1998: Became the Union Finance Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Cabinet.
2002: On 1st of July, appointed as Minister for External Affairs in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Cabinet.
2004: Lost the Lok Sabha election from the Hazaribagh Constituency.
2005: Again became a Member of Rajya Sabha.
2009: On 13 June, resigned from the post of vice-president of BJP.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 November 1937
Age (as in 2017)79 Years
Birth PlacePatna, British India (now in Bihar), India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownPatna, Bihar, India
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityPatna University
Educational QualificationA Master's Degree in Political Science from the Patna University in 1958
DebutIn 1984, when he joined Janata Dal as an active member
FamilyNot Known
Address76 A Village Hupad P.O.- Thana-Muffassil, Dist - Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
HobbiesGardening, Blogging, Reading Newspapers, Writing, Travelling
Controversies• In November 2013, Pappu Yadav, in his autobiography- Drohkaal ka Pathik, alleged that 3 MPs of his Indian Federal Democratic Party got money from Sinha (the then Finance Minister), to join the NDA in 2001.
• Sinha was also criticized for his alleged involvement in the UTI Scam.
• On 4 April 2017, he was arrested by the Hazaribagh police for pelting stones at the police. Singa was holding a religious procession, and when the police stopped them, Sinha and his supporters started pelting stones at the police leading to their arrest.
• On 27 September 2017, he again invited a controversy by making a statement against the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He said, "I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the mess the finance minister has made of the economy."
• Sinha has also been criticized for promoting nepotism by nominating his son Jayant Sinha as a successor to contest from Hazaribagh.
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseNilima Sinha (Author)
Yashwant Sinha With His Wife Nilima Sinha
ChildrenSons- Jayant Sinha (Politician),
Yashwant Sinha Son Jayant Sinha
Sumant Sinha (Businessman)
Yashwant Sinha Son Sumant Sinha
Daughter- Sharmila (Writer)
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)50000 INR /month
Net Worth 3 Crore INRs (as in 2014)

Yashwant Sinha


Some Lesser Known Facts About Yashwant Sinha

  • Does Yashwant Sinha smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Yashwant Sinha drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born in a Kayastha family in Patna.
  • After receiving his Master’s Degree in Political Science in 1958, Sinha taught at the Patna University till 1960.
  • In 1960, he joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and spent over 24 years serving in different capacities during his service tenure.
  • In 1984, he resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and joined active politics as a member of the Janata Party.
  • During his tenure as the Union Finance Minister, Sinha was widely credited for pushing through many major reform measures, which put the Indian economy on a firm growth trajectory.
  • He is also known for being the 1st Finance Minister to break the 53-year-old tradition of presenting the Union Budget of India at 5 pm local time, a practice held over from the British rule in India.
  • Sinha has compiled the accounts of his years as Finance Minister in the form of a book titled- Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer. Confessions of a Swadeshi Reformer By Yashwant Sinha
  • On 25 April 2015, The French Government bestowed him with Officier de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour)- the highest French civilian award. Yashwant Sinha With the Legion of Honour