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Jagjivan Ram Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 5, 2019

Short Biography

Jagjivan Ram was born on 05-04-1908 in Chandwa, Bhojpur in the state of Bihar, India. He was an Indian Politician & Founder of All-India Depressed Classes League.

Other Name: Babuji, Babu Jagjivan Ram
Other Professions: Founder

Jagjivan Ram Complete Bio & Career

Jagjivan Ram completed his schooling from Chandwa village of Bihar. For further education, he enrolled at the BHU (Benaras Hindu University) and finally obtained his BSc degree from Calcutta University. He was first noticed by freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose after Jagjivan Ram organised a worker’s rally in Calcutta. He then finally joined the Congress party in the year 1935. 
He was sent to jail after he protested during Quit India Movement. After India became independent, he became labour minister in India’s first union cabinet under Jawaharlal Nehru. He then held various other ministerial posts in Jawahar Lal Nehru and Indira Gandhi’s cabinet. He rose to prominence after he was made the Agricultural minister and he introduced the Green Revolution. He also served as the defence minister during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. After the end of the emergency, he parted ways with the Congress party and became Deputy Prime Minister in India’s first non-Congress government of Janata Dal. Though, he was the front runner for the post of Prime Minister but has to contain with the post of Deputy Prime Minister. He also became a popular figure among the Dalits as he fought for their rights all his life.    

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Jagjivan Ram died on 06-07-1986 in New Delhi, India at the age of 78.

DEATHDAY 6 July,1986 (Sunday)

Jagjivan Ram Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Sobhi Ram and Vasanti Devi. He had an elder brother named Sant Lal and three sisters. He was married to Indrani Devi and the couple together had a son named Suresh Kumar and a daughter named Meira Kumar.

Life's Important Dates Of Jagjivan Ram

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Chandwa, Latehar, Jharkhand
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School Arrah Town School, Arrah
College BHU (Benaras Hindu University), Varanasi
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Qualification BSc
Hobbies Reading and Travelling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Politician Jawaharlal Nehru

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jagjivan Ram

  • He was a Member of the Central Legislature for over thirty years consecutively.
  • He holds the record for being the longest-serving cabinet minister in India.
  • He served as President of the Bharat Scouts and Guides from 1976 to 1983.
  • The site of his cremation has been built into a memorial called Samata Sthal to honour his legacy.
  • A school named Babu Jagjeevan Ram English Medium Secondary was built in Yerwada, Pune.

Jagjivan Ram Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jagjivan Ram was 78 years 3 months & 1 day old age.