Nitish Kumar (Politician) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Nitish Kumar is an Indian politician. He has been the Chief Minister of Bihar since 2017. He has also been the Chief Minister of Bihar from 2005 to 2014 and from 2015 to 2017. Further, he was a minister in the Union Government of India. As Chief Minister, his socialist policies ensured that doctors worked in primary health centers, electrified villages, paved roads, cut female illiteracy by half, turned around an unruly state by catching criminals and magnified the income of the average Bihari.
Name: Nitish Kumar
Nickname: Munna, Sushasan Babu
DOB: March 1, 1951
Birth Place: Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, India
Home Town: Bakhtiarpur, Bihar, India
Home Address: 1 Aney Marg, Patna, Bihar, Hakikatpur, Bakhtiarpur, Patna, Bihar
Best Friends: Not Known
Debut Work: 1971, member of Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha
Political Party: Janata Dal (United)
- 1971: Became a member of Ram Manohar Lohiya’s youth wing, Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha
- 1974: Joined the JP movement, arrested under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act
- 1975: Arrested during the infamous Emergency
- 1985: Became the member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly
- 1989: Appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal, Bihar. Elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time
- 1990: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Cooperation
- 1999: Union Minister for Surface Transport
- 2000: Union Minister of Agriculture. He also became the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 1st time for only 8 days as he couldn’t prove majority
- 2001: Union Minister for Railways
- 2005: Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 2nd time with BJP’s support
- 2010: Sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 3rd time.
- 2014: Broke up with BJP, after which his party was defeated badly in Lok Sabha elections and he resigned as CM.
- 2015: Sworn in as the Chief Minister for the 4th time. The same year he was sworn in as the Chief minister of Bihar for the 5th time and the government was, in fact, a coalition government, which was popularly termed as Mahagathbandhan that includes Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Congress, and Janata Dal (United)
- 2017: Broke up with the Mahagathbandhan and sworn in as Chief Minister on 27 July 2015 for a record 6th time with BJP’s support
Height: 173 centimetres
Weight: 75 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: White
Marital Status: Widower
Wife: Late Manju Kumari Sinha
GF: Not Known
Kids: Nishant Kumar
Father: Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh (Ayurvedist)
Mother: Parmeshwari Devi
Sister: Priyanka Gandhi
School: Shree Ganesh High School, Bakhtiarpur, Patna Science College, Patna
College (Graduation): Bihar College of Engineering, Patna
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Cars: Mostly travels in government secured vehicles
Bikes: Not Known
House: Not Known
Salary (per month): 1 Lakh rupees (estimate)
Net Income: 2 Crore rupees (estimate)
Actor: Aamir Khan
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
Politician: Jaiprakash Narayan
More Information and Facts about Nitish Kumar
- He resigned on 17 May, 2014 due to his party’s poor performance in the 2014 general elections. However, he returned to office in February 2015 after political crisis in Bihar and won the state elections of November 2015. He was designated as the national president of his party in 2016.
- He resigned on 26 July 2017 as Chief Minister of Bihar over variances with the coalition partner RJD.
- He joined the NDA coalition which had been the opposition, and held a majority in the assembly, getting the Chief Ministership once again.
- Nitish Kumar belongs to a socialist class of politicians. He learnt under Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, S. N. Sinha, Karpuri Thakur and V. P. Singh.
- Nitish Kumar contributed in Jayaprakash Narayan’s movement and was close to Satyendra Narayan Sinha.
- Nitish Kumar was temporarily, the Union Minister for Railways and Minister for Surface Transport and afterwards, the Minister for Agriculture in 1998–99.
- He has won the Anuvrat Puraskar, by Shwetambar Terapanthi Mahasabha (Jain Organisation), for enforcing total prohibition on liquor in Bihar, 2017, the JP Memorial Award, Nagpur’s Manav Mandir, 2013, and has been ranked 77th in prestigious Foreign Policy Magazine top 100 global thinkers 2012.. He won he XLRI, Jamshedpur “Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal” for Industrial & Social Peace 2011. He was called “MSN Indian of the year 2010”. He was the NDTV Indian of the Year – Politics, 2010. Forbes named him “India’s Person of the Year”, 2010. He won the CNN-IBN “Indian of the Year Award” – Politics, 2010. NDTV Indian of the year award was given to him for Politics in 2009. Economics Times called him “Business reformer of the Year 2009”. He won the Polio Eradication Championship Award’ in 2009 and the CNN-IBN Great Indian of the Year – Politics, 2008. He has been called The Best Chief Minister by CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times State of the Nation Poll 2007.