Age: 46 Years
Hometown: Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
|Full Name||Anurag Singh Thakur|
|Famous Role||Former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
|Political Journey||• Joined the BJP in 2008
• Elected as a Member of Parliament to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2008 from the Hamirpur Constituency in a by-poll
• Contested and won the Lok Sabha Elections again in 2009 and 2014 from the Hamirpur Constituency
• Appointed as the President of the All India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in 2010
• Appointed as the Chief Whip of BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections on 18 July 2018
• Contested the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from the Hamirpur Constituency and won
• On 30 May 2019, he became the Minister of State in the Finance Ministry
• On 7 July 2021, he took oath as a Cabinet Minister in Narendra Modi’s Council of Ministers.
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Anurag Thakur is one of the youngest Parliamentarians in India to receive the Best Young Parliamentarian Award in 2011
• On 20 January 2019, he was awarded the Sansad Ratna Award for his distinguished performance as a parliamentarian
|Date of Birth||24 October 1974|
|Age (as of 2020)||46 Years|
|Birthplace||Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Hometown||Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh|
|School||Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar|
|College/University||Doaba College, Jalandhar|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor in Arts from Doaba College, Jalandhar in 1994|
|Address||14, Janpath Road, New Delhi|
|Hobbies||Watching and Playing Cricket|
|Controversy||In January 2017, he was removed as the President of the BCCI by the Supreme Court of India. Supreme Court appointed Lodha Committee stated that Government officials should not be a member of the administrative body of any sports. Anurag Thakur resisted this decision a lot and even refused to agree to the Supreme Court order. The Supreme Court ordered Anurag Thakur to apologize or he would be arrested. Anurag Thakur then issued an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court and stepped down.|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||27 November 2002|
• Jaiaditya Thakur
• Udayveer Thakur
|Parents||Father– Prem Kumar Dhumal (Politician)
Mother– Sheela Devi
|Siblings||Brother– Arun Singh Thakur (Businessman)
|Car Collection||Hyundai Santro (2009 Model)
|Assets/Properties (as in 2019)||Movable Assets: Rs. 2.36 Crores
Cash: Rs. 1.5 Lacs
Bank Deposits: Rs. 30 Lacs
Jewellery: 103 gm Gold worth Rs. 3Lacs
A pistol worth Rs. 3 Lacs
Properties: Rs. 2.60 Crores
|Salary||Rs. 1 Lac + Other Allowances (as an MP)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 5.67 Crores (as in 2019)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Anurag Thakur
- Anurag Thakur is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a 4-time MP from the Hamirpur Constituency of Himachal Pradesh. His father was the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Anurag Thakur is known for being the President of the BCCI.
- He is a cricket player and was the President of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA). He played from the Himachal Pradesh side in the Ranji Trophy in November 2000.
- He had appointed himself as the chairman of the selectors of the HPCA Ranji trophy cricket team.
- Anurag Thakur assisted in the creation of the International Level Cricket Stadium at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
- He got married to Shefali Thakur on 27 November 2002. Shefali is the daughter of the former Minister of Public Works Department of Himachal Pradesh and the former Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Gulab Singh Thakur.
- On 17 December 2013, he launched the Honour Our Women (HOW) Foundation; an initiative for creating social awareness about women’s issues, safety, and empowerment through seminars, street plays by involving civil society stakeholders, celebrities, journalists, and parliamentarians.
- On 26 May 2016, he was appointed as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). His tenure did not last long; as he was sacked by the Supreme Court, and had to step down from his post.
- In July 2016, Anurag Thakur became the first serving Member of Parliament to become a regular commissioned Officer in the Territorial Army.