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Arvind Kejriwal Biography, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family & More

Arvind Kejriwal is an Indian politician and a former bureaucrat who is the current and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi since February 2015. He was also the Chief Minister of Delhi from December 2013 to February 2014, stepping down after 49 days of assuming power.

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Wife: Sunita Kejriwal
Caste: Baniya
Age: 52 Years
Arvind Kejriwal Biography
Arvind Kejriwal Biography
Arvind Kejriwal Biography
Profession Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters– 165 cm
meters– 1.65 m
feet inches– 5’ 5”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Politics
Political Party Aam Aadmi Party
Aam Aadmi Party
Political Journey • In November 2012, he laid the foundation of the Aam Aadmi Party.
• In the 2013 Delhi Assembly Elections, he defeated Sheila Dikshit from the New Delhi constituency by a margin of 25,864 votes.
• On 28 December 2013, he became the Chief Minister of Delhi.
• On 25 March 2014, he declared to contest the Lok Sabha elections against Narendra Modi from the Varanasi constituency and lost by a margin of around 3,70,000 votes.
• On 14 February 2015, he became the Chief Minister of Delhi for the second time with a huge majority of 67 out of 70 seats.
• On 16 February, Kejriwal was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Delhi for the third time at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 16 August 1968
Age (as in 2020) 52 Years
Birthplace Siwani, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign Leo
Signature Signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Siwani, Bhiwani district, Haryana, India
School • Campus School, Hisar, Haryana, India
• Christian Missionary Holy Child School, Sonipat, Haryana, India
College/University Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal
Educational Qualification Graduated in Mechanical Engineering
Religion Hinduism
Caste Vaishya (Baniya)
Food Habit Vegetarian
Address Resident- 87 Block, B.K.Dutt Colony New Delhi- 110001
Hobbies Reading, Doing Yoga, Vipasana, Watching Movies, Listening to Music
Awards, Honours, Achievements Ramon Magsaysay Award (2006)
Ramon Magsaysay Award
Controversies Cases Where Charges Framed

• 4 charges related to Voluntarily causing hurt to discourage public servant from his duty (IPC Section-332)
• 5 charges related to Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant (IPC Section-188)
• 4 charges related to Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions (IPC Section-186)
• 4 charges related to Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (IPC Section-353)
• 4 charges related to Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention (IPC Section-34)
• On 13 August 2018, Kejriwal, Sisodia among 15 named accused in Delhi Chief Secretary ‘assault’ case

Cases where Cognizance Taken

• 4 charges related to Defamation (IPC Section-499)
• 4 charges related to Punishment for Defamation (IPC Section-500)
• 4 charges related to Punishment for Rioting (IPC Section-147)
• 4 charges related to Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offense committed in prosecution of common object (IPC Section-149)
• 3 charges related to Rioting, armed with a deadly weapon (IPC Section-148)
• 2 charges related to Assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing a riot, etc. (IPC Section-152)
• 2 charges related to Knowingly joining or continuing in assembly of five or more persons after it has been commanded to disperse (IPC Section-151)

Cases Where Convicted

• 1 charge related to Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot-if rioting be committed-if not committed (IPC Section-153)
• 1 charge related to Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse (IPC Section-145)
• 1 charge related to wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date Year– 1995
Family
Wife/Spouse Sunita Kejriwal (IRS officer)
Wife
Children Son– Pulkit
Daughter– Harshita
Children
Parents Father– Gobind Ram Kejriwal (Electrical Engineer)
Mother– Gita Devi
Parents
Siblings Brother– Manoj (younger)- Software Engineer in IBM, Pune
Sister– Ranjana (younger)- doctor in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Haridwar
Sisters
Favorite Things
Street Food Golgappe
Cuisine Chinese
Sweet Dish Jalebi
Food Joint Taste of Chine, Connaught Place, Delhi
Actor Aamir Khan
Comedian Kapil Sharma
Social Activist Anna Hazare
Money Factor
Salary (as the Chief Minister of Delhi) Rs. 3.67 lakh (as in 2020)
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 3.4 Crore (as in 2020)
Arvind Kejriwal Biography
Arvind Kejriwal Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Arvind Kejriwal Biography

  • Does Arvind Kejriwal smoke?: No
  • Does Arvind Kejriwal drink alcohol?: No
  • After completing his study at IIT Kharagpur, he served in TATA steel.
  • He met his wife, Sunita during their Civil Services Training.
  • He is a pure vegetarian. He begins his day with Yoga.
    Arvind Kejriwal doing Yoga
    Arvind Kejriwal doing Yoga
  • Kejriwal cleared the Civil Services exam in his first attempt.
  • He has also worked with the social activist and Nobel Laureate, Mother Teresa.

  • One of his classmates revealed in an interview that in college days in Kharagpur, Arvind used to go to slums to teach kids who could not afford to study.
  • In 2006, Arvind Kejriwal was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for playing a significant role to enact RTI in India.
  • He donated his Magsaysay award money to an NGO.
  • During the days when he used to work as an IRS officer, Kejriwal refused to have a peon and used to clean his table himself.
  • In 2006, he resigned from the Indian Revenue Service to devote his full time to social services.
  • Neither does he celebrates his birthday nor his children.
  • In 2011, Kejriwal, along with Anna Hazare, staged India Against Corruption (IAC) movement in Ramlila Maidan, Delhi, to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill, which got failed due to political tactics of Congress, BJP, and other political parties.
    Anna Hazare with Arvind Kejriwal on protest
    Anna Hazare with Arvind Kejriwal on protest
  • After the failure of the movement, Arvind Kejriwal and many other IAC team members decided to launch a political party to fight against corruption in India. However, Anna Hazare, Kiran Bedi, and many other IAC team members were against entering politics.
  • He has a habit of checking each and every document file, each and every line of documents, marking main lines with the marker, and making sure that everything is correct. Once, his Colleagues said that he had cross-checked the Jan Lokpal Bill about 100 times.
  • Once his blue Wagon R car was stolen near Delhi Secretariat. Software Engineer Kundan Sharma had gifted this car to Kejriwal. However, it was found abandoned in Ghaziabad.
  • On 20 January 2015, while going to file his nomination in the 2015 Delhi Assembly Elections, he had to postpone it for the next day. A similar event took place during the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections when he had to postpone his nomination; even the date was the same, i.e., 20 January. In both the scenario, the reason given by Kejriwal for the postponement of his nomination was that a huge crowd of his supporters had created almost a traffic jam-like situation, and hence, he could not reach the collectorate to file his nomination.
    Arvind Kejriwal Going to File His Nomination During the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections
    Arvind Kejriwal Going to File His Nomination During the 2020 Delhi Assembly Elections

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