Nitish Kumar is a veteran politician of Inida. Currently, he is the Chief Minister of the state of Bihar. He is famous for his socialist policies and considered as a Bihar changer. He is known to be an honest politician and an efficient Chief Minister.

Nitish Kumar became the Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time in 2000. Currently, he is serving the sixth term. He also served as Union Minister in several ministries. He is one of the few politicians in India who is praised for integrity and character.

Nitish Kumar : Early Life and Personal Details

Nitish Kumar was born on 1 March, 1951, in Bakhtiarpur, Bihar. His father, Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh is an Ayurvedist and her mother, Parmeshwari Devi is a homemaker. After completing schooling from Shree Ganesh High School, Bakhtiarpur, he did intermediate from Patna Science College, Patna. After that, he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering, Patna.

Nitish Kumar is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 165 lbs. He shares Pisces as horoscope. He is an Indian by nationality and Hindu by religion. His wife Late Manju Kumari Sinha passed away in 2007. His son Nishant Kumar is busy with his own life and has no any interest to enter into politics.

Nitish Kumar : Career

Nitish Kumar started his political career by becoming a member of Ram Manohar Lohiya’s youth wing, Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha. He was arrested during the JP movement in 1974 and during the Emergency in 1975. In 1985, he became the member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. He was appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal, Bihar in 1985, In the same year, he was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time.

During 90s, Nistish served as Union Minister of different Ministries under the government of different Prime Ministers. His most fruitful tenure was as a Minister of Railways. He brought several reforms such as internet ticket booking, increase of railway ticket booking counter and introducing the tatkal scheme for instant booking.

Nitish Kumar became Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time in 2001 and then he went to govern the state for another five terms. Under his administration, Bihar sees much development and progress. His notable achievements are bringing Bihar GDP to more than 10 percent, maintaining good law and order, strict action against corruption, electrification of villages, paving of roads and cutting female illiteracy by half.

Nitish Kumar : Net Worth and Lifestyle

Nitish Kumar has an estimated net worth of INR 56 lakh. His assets include cash, bank deposit, a ford car, cows and calves, an exercise bicycle and a flat in Delhi. He resides in a comfortable house in 1 Aney Marg, Patna as Chief Minister of Bihar.

Despite being a Chief Minister, he prefers to live a simple life. Besides politics, reading is his main hobby. He prefers eating homemade food and he does not drink neither does he smoke. Aamir Khan is his favorite actor and Jaiprakash Narayan is his favorite politician.