February 01, 2023

Meira Kumar Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 5, 2019

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Short Biography

Meira Kumar was born on 31-03-1945 in Patna in the state of Bihar, India. She is an Indian Politician, Spokesperson & Lawyer. She was the first woman Lok Sabha speaker of the country.

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Kumar was born into a political family of Dalit (formerly untouchable; now, officially, Scheduled Caste) origin. She completed B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature and an LL.B. from the University of Delhi. 
In 1973 Kumar entered the Indian Foreign Service, where she served for more than a decade. After postings to Madrid and London, she decided in 1985 to enter politics, encouraged by her father and by Rajiv Gandhi, then prime minister of India. She ran in a by-election for a seat in the Lok Sabha from Bijnor constituency in Uttar Pradesh state, defeating two other Dalit candidates—one of whom, Kumari Mayawati,
Being close to the politically powerful Gandhi family and representing the lower castes, Kumar’s political career progressed steadily within the Indian National Congress (Congress Party). In 1991–92 she served as the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee. She was again chosen for the post in 1996 and remained in office until 1999. In addition, she twice served (1991–2000 and 2002–04) as a member of the Working Committee of the Congress Party, the organisation’s highest decision-making body.
She resigned from the Congress Party in 2000, citing differences with the party leadership, but rejoined it two years later. In 2004 and 2009 she contested and won the Lok Sabha seat from Sasaram in Bihar state, the constituency once represented by her father.
As a speaker, Kumar launched several initiatives within the Lok Sabha, including one in 2011 designed to reduce the amount of paper used in the house. Under its provisions, all Lok Sabha members were issued tablet computers. Kumar also lent her support to the growing nationwide movement opposing violence against women in the country. She left the speaker’s post in June 2014, following the expiration of her term.

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Meira Kumar Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Jagjivan Ram and Indrani Devi. She is married to Manjul Kumar and they have four children’s together.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Patna
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address 20 Akbar Road New Delhi-110011
School Welham Girls School, Dehradun
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls' Public School, Jaipur
College Indraprastha College, Delhi
Miranda House, Delhi
Qualification MA, LLB
Hobbies Reading and Traveling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 38 Crores
Official Website N/A


Favorite Politician Sonia Gandhi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Meira Kumar

  • She holds an MA and LLB degree along with an advanced diploma in Spanish.
  • She has previously worked as India's High Commissioner in London.
  • She proved her mettle as a leader by defeating heavyweights such as Ram Vilas Paswan and Mayawati in her very first election.
  • After getting elected as a Lok Sabha Speaker in 2009, she became the first Indian women to serve as a Lok Sabha speaker.
  • Besides politics, Kumar actively works for social reforms and human rights.

Meira Kumar Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

77 years, 10months, 1 day old age Meira Kumar will turn 78 on 31 March, 2023. Only 1 months, 29 days, 1 hours,0 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Meira Kumar has celebrated the total number of 78 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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