Ram Vilas Paswan Age, Death, Wife, Caste, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 08/10/2020
Age: 74 Years
Caste: Scheduled Caste (SC)

Profession Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Political Party Lok Janashakti Party
Paswan laid the foundation of Lok Jan Shakti Party
Political Journey • In 1969, Paswan was elected to the Bihar state legislative assembly as a member of the Samyukta Socialist Party (“United Socialist Party”) from a reserved constituency.
• During the time of Emergency in 1975, he was in opposition of Indira Gandhi and was sent to jail and spent 2 years there. On being released in 1977, he became a member of the Janata Party and was elected to Parliament for the first time on its ticket. At that time, he set the World Record of winning the election with the highest margin by 4,24,545 votes at the age of 31.
• Paswan was re-elected to the 7th and 8th Lok Sabha in 1980 and 1984 respectively from Hajipur constituency.
• In 1989, he was re-elected to the 9th Lok Sabha and was appointed Union Minister of Labour and Welfare in the Vishwanath Pratap Singh government.
• In 1996, for the first time, he was appointed the Union Railway Minister.
• From 1999 to 2001, under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, he was the Union Communications Minister.
• In 2000, Paswan parted with the Janata Dal and formed the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP).
• In 2004, he joined the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and was made the Union Minister in Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Steel.
• In 15th Lok Sabha Elections, he lost and his party could not obtain even single seat.
• Prior to the 2014 general elections, he joined National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and won his seat from Hajipur constituency. Under Modi government, he was made the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he opted out of the poll race.
Biggest Rival Sanjeev Prasad Toni (INC)
Sanjeev Prashad Soni, Ram Vilas Paswan's opponent


Awards 2021: Padma Bhushan – 2020 (postumously)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 July 1946
Date of Death 8 October 2020 (Thursday)
Place of Death Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi [1]The Indian Express
Age (at the time of death) 74 Years
Death Cause Heart Failure [2]Hindustan Times
Birthplace Khagaria, Bihar Province, British India
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Khagaria, Bihar
College/University Koshi College, Patna University, Bihar
Educational Qualification Post-graduation in Law
Debut 1969 (Samyukta Socialist Party)
Religion Hinduism
Caste Scheduled Caste (SC)
Address Resident of Matriji Tola, Vill/PO-Saharbanni, PS/Teh-Aloli, Dist-Khagaria, Bihar
Hobbies Reading and Writing Poems, Listening to Music
Controversy When he was telecom minister from 1999 to 2001 under Vajpayee government, he was revealed to be involved in a Rs 1,300 crore scam in giving out licenses to GSM and CDMA players.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Wife/Spouse Rajkumari Devi (Divorced in 1981)
First Wife of Ram Vilas Paswan
Reena Sharma (1983-present)
Ram Vilas Paswan with his second wife
Children Son– Chirag Paswan (From Second Wife) (Actor turned Politician)
Ram Vilas Paswan with his son Chirag Paswan
Daughters– Usha and Asha Paswan (From First Wife) and Nisha Paswan (From Second Wife)
Nisha Paswan, Ram Vilas Paswan daughter
Parents Father– Jamun Paswan
Mother– Siya Devi
Siblings Brother– Ram Chandra Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan with his brother Ram Chandra Paswan (Right) and son (Left)
Sister– None
Favourite Things
Politicians Raj Narain and Jayaprakash Narayan
Style Quotient
Assets/Properties Movable
700 gram gold worth ₹21,00,000
Agricultural land worth ₹15,00,000
Non Agricultural Land worth ₹13,00,000
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) Rs. 1,00,000 per month + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 1 Crore

Ram Vilas Paswan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ram Vilas Paswan

  • Paswan was born in a Dalit family in Bihar.
  • He passed the Bihar Civil Service Examination and was appointed the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
  • For the progress of the Dalit Community, Paswan founded the Dalit Sena in 1983. Soon, he came to be regarded as an important Dalit leader in India.
  • In the 1960s, he married Rajkumari Devi. In 2014,  he revealed that he had divorced her in 1981.
  • He remarried in 1983 with an air hostess Reena Sharma.
  • His son Chirag Paswan is an actor-turned-politician. In the 2014 General Elections, he won from Jamui constituency in Bihar. won from Jamui constituency in Bihar.
  • After his demise on 8 October 2020, his son, Chirag Paswan, shared an emotional post on Twitter.


1 The Indian Express
2 Hindustan Times

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