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Ram Vilas Paswan (Politician) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 9, 2020

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Short Biography

Ram Vilas Paswan was born on 05-07-1946 in Shaharbanni, Khagaria in the state of Bihar, India. He was an Indian Politician & Activist who served as Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, from 26-05-2014 to till death.

Other Name: RVP
Other Professions: Activist

Ram Vilas Paswan Complete Bio & Career

Ram Vilas Paswan was a government official and a noted Indian politician who had established the regional political front named LJP (Lok Janshakti Party) in the eastern state of Bihar in India.
Paswan belonged to a Dalit (Scheduled Caste) family. He was good in academics and obtained his graduate Law and MA degree and also cleared the civil services exams and received an offer of the post of DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police). He though denied the job and made his foray into politics by joining the SSP (Samyukta Socialist Party). Paswan was promoted as the leader of Dalits. He was also considered as the leader of other backwards Hindu classes and the Muslim community as well.
Paswan got elected as an MLA for the first time in 1969 and a year later, he was given the post of joint secretary of SSP’s Bihar unit. To finish the dominance of INC, he formed a new front called Lok Janshakti Party in 1974. He was also among various other leaders who were imprisoned during the Emergency in 1975. After releasing from the jail in 1977, he got elected as an MP for the first time in his political career and is currently an 8 time MP of Lok Sabha.
Since his party was an alliance of NDA in Vajpayee government in 1999, he was made the Minister of Coal & Mines and Communications. After his fallout with BJP, he formed an alliance with the Congress-led UPA and was made the Minister of Steel and Chemicals & Fertilizers. After he was defeated in the 2009 general elections, he left the UPA and few months before the 2014 general elections his party formed an alliance with BJP once again.
Paswan finally regained the constituency of Hajipur which he lost in 2009 and in Narendra Modi’s cabinet, he in Narendra Modi's cabinet as the Minister of Consumer Affairs. He continued with his ministry again after the Modi government came into power in 2019.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 08-10-2020 in New Delhi, India at the age of 74. He was suffering from heart disease and hospitalized from few days.

DEATHDAY 8 October,2020 (Saturday)

Ram Vilas Paswan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Shri Jamun Paswan and Shrimati Siya Devi. He had a brother named Ram Chandra Paswan. He was married to Rajkumari Devi from 1960 to 1981 with whom he had two daughters named Asha and Usha. He married Reena Sharma in 1983 with whom he had a son named Chirag Paswan and a daughter named Nisha Paswan.

Son Chirag Paswan

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Khagaria, Bihar
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Resident of Matriji Tola Bellahi, Vill/PO-Saharbanni, PS/Teh-Aloli, Dist-Khagaria, Bihar
12, Jan Path, New Delhi - 110 011
School N/A
College Kosi College, Khagaria
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
Patna University, Patna
Qualification M.A., LLB, D.Litt
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut 1977 - Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 2 Crores (2019)
Official Website N/A
Contact No 01123017681


Car Collections Mahindra Scorpio


Favorite Color Orange
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actress Hema Malini
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ram Vilas Paswan

  • He was born to a dalit family in Bihar.
  • He fielded his brother, Ram Chandra Paswan, from his home turf – Hajipur in the 2019 general elections.
  • He won elections 8 out of 10 times. He lost in 1984 and 2009 general elections.
  • Paswan had once told a newspaper, “Reservation is a constitutional right and nobody can abolish it. At least 85 percent of people in the country are benefiting from it and it is impossible to remove it."
  • He was qualified to be a superintendent of police. But, he rejected that offer to join politics.

Ram Vilas Paswan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Ram Vilas Paswan was 74 years 3 months & 3 days old age.