Gopalkrishna Gandhi Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Facts & More
Bio Real NameGopalkrishna Devdas Gandhi ProfessionRetired IAS Officer and Diplomat Major Designations• In 1968, became an IAS Officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre. • From 1968 to 1985, served the Tamil Nadu Government in different capacities. • From 1985 to 1987, remained Secretary to Vice-President of India. • In 1992, became Minister (Culture) in High Commission of India, UK and Director, The Nehru Centre, London, UK. • In 1996, served as High Commissioner of India to South Africa and Lesotho. • From 1997 to 2000, remained Secretary to President of India. • In 2000, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka. • In 2002, served as Ambassador of India to Norway, and Iceland. • In 2003, retired from IAS. • On 14 December 2004, appointed Governor of West Bengal. • From December 2011 to May 2014, served as the Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. • From 5 March 2012 to May 2014, served as the chairman of governing body of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and President of its society. • On 11 July 2017, he became Opposition's choice for Vice President of India. 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 ColourDark Brown Hair ColourWhite Personal Life Date of Birth22 April 1946 Age (as in 2017)71 Years Birth PlaceDelhi, British India Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus NationalityIndian HometownDelhi, India SchoolNot Known CollegeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi University Educational QualificationsA Master's Degree in English Literature from St. Stephen's College of Delhi University FamilyFather- Devdas Gandhi (Journalist) Mother- Lakshmi Gandhi Brothers- Rajmohan Gandhi (a biographer and a research professor), Ramchandra Gandhi (an Indian philosopher) Sister- Tara Bhattacharjee (Gandhi) Paternal Grandfather- Mahatma Gandhi Maternal Grandfather- C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji) ReligionHinduism HobbiesReading, Travelling Major ControversiesWhile delivering a lecture at the 15th D P Kohli Memorial, he made a controversial comment on CBI. He said, "[The CBI] is seen as the government's hatchet, rather than honesty's ally. It is often called DDT — meaning not the dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane, the colourless, tasteless, odourless insecticide it should be, but the department of dirty tricks." Favourite Things Favourite LeaderMahatma Gandhi Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusMarried WifeTara Gandhi ChildrenSon- None Daughters- 2 Money Factor Net Worth (approx.)Not Known
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He was born in Delhi to the Great Gandhi Family.
His grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, is the most revered figure in India and has been given the sobriquet of “Father of Nation.”
After completing his Master’s in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University, he started preparing for the Civil Services and cleared the UPSC Examination in 1968.
He has served in different capacities both in India and abroad.
On 11 July 2017, the Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien proposed Mr. Gandhi’s name for the vice-presidential race, which was thereafter unanimously accepted.