Ajit Jogi Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameAjit Pramod Kumar Jogi ProfessionPolitician and Civil Servant (Retd.) Famous ForFirst Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh 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 ColourSalt & Pepper Civil Service ServicesIndian Police Service Indian Administrative Service Batch1968 (IPS) 1970 (IAS) Politics Political PartiesChhattisgarh Janata Congress (2016-present)
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Ajit Jogi was born in an aboriginal family in the Central Provinces and Berar (Now, Chhattisgarh), British India.
He was a brilliant student and received a gold medal while studying Mechanical Engineering in Bhopal. He was the schoolmate of would-be cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
In 1967, he was the President of the Students’ Union of Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal.
Having completed his graduation, Jogi started teaching in Raipur Engineering College (Now NIT).
In 1968, he became an IPS officer and in 1970, he got selected to IAS. His mother inspired him to join IAS.
He served as a District Collector for 12 years before getting into politics; holding all India record of the longest serving Collector/District Magistrate at the districts of Shahdol, Sidhi, Indore, and Raipur of Madhya Pradesh from 1974 to 1986.
In 1989, he started Padyatra covering 1,500 km in the eastern tribal belt of Madhya Pradesh to spread general awareness and mobilize support for the Congress Party.
His wife, Dr. Renu Jogi is an Eye Specialist. She met Jogi when she came to India after completing her study in America.
In 1996, Jogi was the member of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations for its 50th Anniversary Celebrations in New York.
He was also a member of the Indian Delegation to 98th I.P.U. Conference, Cairo, in 1997.
In 2000, when Chhattisgarh was formed, he became the first CM of the State.
On 12 May 2000, his daughter, Anusha Jogi committed suicide when she was forbidden to marry her lover.
In 2004, he lost both his legs in a car accident.
Ajit Jogi’s son Amit Jogi has also been a politician and an MLA from Marwahi Vidhan Sabha Constituency, Chhattisgarh.
Ajit Jogi has published books named “The role of District Collector” and “Administration of Peripheral Areas”.
In 2016, Jogi, along with his son, left the Indian National Congress and founded a new party “Chhattisgarh Janata Congress.”