Nitish Kumar (Politician) Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio Real NameNitish Kumar NicknameMunna, Sushasan Babu ProfessionPolitician PartyJanata Dal (United)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Nitish Kumar
Does Nitish Kumar smoke?: No
Does Nitish Kumar drink alcohol?: Not Known
Before politics, he worked in Bihar State Electricity Board for some time.
In his younger days, he was highly influenced by Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Karpoori Thakur, S N Sinha and V.P. Singh.
From 1974 to 1977, he was part of the JP Movement.
In 1985, he was first elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly as an independent candidate.
There are 2 biographies written on him: “Single Man: The Life And Times of Nitish Kumar of Bihar” by Sankarshan Thakur and “Nitish Kumar and The Rise of Bihar” by Arun Sinha.
His only son, Nishant is a graduate from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra.
His work as the Union minister for railways from 1998 to 2004 was highly appreciated as he improved the condition of the railways during his tenure.
His son, Nishant is 3 times richer than him.
He received awards like “Business Reformer of the Year” and “The Best Politician of the Year.”
His father, Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh was a freedom fighter in the struggle for India’s independence.
His father left the Indian National Congress (INC) and joined the Janata Party because he wasn’t given a party ticket to contest in general elections of 1952.
He introduced the “Jankari Scheme”, the electronic version of the RTI Act in Bihar.
On 26 July 2017, he resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar after breaking the alliance with RJD and INC.
On 27 July 2017, fewer than 24 hours after resigning from the post of the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the 6th time after with the support of the BJP and the NDA.