October 05, 2022

Kapil Sibal (Politician) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 27, 2022

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Short Biography

Kapil Sibal was born on 08-08-1948 in Jalandhar in the state of Punjab, India. He is an Indian Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Poet, Lyricist & Author who belongs to the political party Indian National Congress (INC) & serving as Rajya Sabha MP. He served as Lok Sabha MP from 2004 to 2014.


Kapil Sibal Complete Bio & Career

Kapil Sibal completed his school-level education at St. John's High School, Chandigarh. He then enrolled at the ST. Stephens College in Delhi and obtained his Law degree from there. After which he obtained his postgraduate degree in history. He joined the bar association in the year 1970. In 1973, he qualified for IAS (Indian Administrative Services) but decided to set up his own practice. He went to Harvard for doing a post-graduation in Law and obtained his LLM degree from there. 
 
His foray into politics started after he joined the Bar association in the year 1970. He qualified as a senior lawyer in the year 1983. He was nominated for Rajya Sabha in 1998 and that is how he became an MP for the first time in his political career. He served as the Secretary of Congress Parliamentary Party from 2000 to 2002. He after completion of his term in Rajya Sabha contested for Lok Sabha elections and became a Lok Sabha MP in 2004. He defended his constituency in the 2009 general elections. He handled the Ministry of Secretary of Congress Parliamentary Party & Ministry of Law & Justice in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet. 
 
While serving as the education minister, he successfully introduced the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) system in classes 9th and 10th. He also made some changes to IIT Joint Entrance Examination pattern. He also led to the creation of a new IIT in Muddenahalli and Patna. He is also the first Indian Parliamentarian who visited Antarctica.   
 
Besides an illustrious political career, he is also an author and has published various poems. The song Mast Hawa for the Bollywood film Shorgul and the song Tere Bina by Arijit Singh is also written by him.

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Kapil Sibal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Hira Lall Sibal
Mother Kailash Rani Sibal
Brother Virender Sibal, Jitendar Sibal, Kanwal Sibal 
Sister Asha Nanda
Ex-wife Nina Sibal (1973-2000 till her death)
Wife Promila Sibal
Sons Akhil Sibal, Amit Sibal
Daughter None

He was born into a Hindu Khatri family to her father Hira Lall Sibal (H L Sibal) & mother Kailash Rani Sibal. Her father was a famous Indian advocate who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2006. He has three elder brothers Kanwal Sibal, Virender SibalJitendar Sibal and a sister named Asha Nanda. He married an Indian Diplomat Nina Sibal on 13-04-1973. Together they have two sons named Akhil Sibal and Amit Sibal. The marriage ended with his wife's death in 2000. In 2005 after 5 years of the death of his 1st wife, he remarried Promila Sibal.

Brother Kanwal Sibal
Father Hira Lall Sibal

Life's Important Dates Of Kapil Sibal

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School St. John's High School, Chandigarh
College St. Stephen's College, Delhi
University of Delhi, Delhi
Harvard Law School, United States
Qualification Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Master of Arts (M A) in History
Bachelor of Lawa (LLM)
Hobbies Listening to Music, Writing, Reading, Watching Sports Channel
Marital Status Married
Debut 2004 - Became Lok Sabha MP
Salary INR 330000 + Other allowances Per Month
Net Worth INR 212.54 Crore
Official Website https://www.sibalkapil.com

Favourites

Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Cricket, Football
Favorite Actress Rekha
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Film Director Mani Ratnam
Favorite Place New York City
Favorite Dress Coat Pant
Favorite Food Non-veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kapil Sibal

  • He was born and grew up in a Hindu Khatri family in Jalandhar, Punjab.
  • His father was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the field of Law in 2006.
  • He did his master's degree in law (LLM) from Harvard Law School, Cambridge.
  • In 1983, he was named a Senior Lawyer.
  • He served as the ASG (Additional Solicitors General) of India from 1989 to 1990.
  • Before becoming Lok Sabha MP from the INC party in 2004, he served in several higher positions in the Indian Government.
  • His first wife Nina Sibal died in 2000 from breast cancer and he remarried Promila Sibal in 2005 at the age of 47.
  • His brother Kanwal Sibal was awarded Padma Shri in 2017 for his contribution to the field of Civil Service.
  • He wrote several books including I Witness, My World Within, Kis Kis Ki Jai Ho, Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed, and others.
  • He is also a songwriter and has written a song Mast Hawa for the Bollywood film Shorgul, and a song Tere Bina for Arijit Singh.
  • He resigned INC party on 14-05-2022 and joined Samajwadi Party on 25-05-2022.
  • He became Rajya Sabha MP from the Samajwadi Party on 04-07-2022.

Kapil Sibal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

74 years, 1month, 27 days old age Kapil Sibal will turn 75 on 08 August, 2023. Only 10 months, 2 days, 5 hours,14 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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