|Jagdeep Dhankhar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1951|
Jagdeep Dhankhar is an Indian politician and advocate who has been a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party as well as has served as the Governor of West Bengal. He was nominated as a candidate by the National Democratic Alliance for the 2022 Vice Presidential election in India which he won by defeating the Opposition’s candidate Margaret Alva. He has previously served as the President of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur.
Kithana, Rajasthan, India
Raj Bhavan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Jagdeep Dhankhar studied at Kithana Village School and Sainik School, Chittorgarh. Later, he completed his LLB from the University of Rajasthan located in Jaipur.
- Father – Gokal Chand
- Mother – Kesari Devi
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jagdeep Dhankhar has dated –
- Sudesh Dhankhar (1979-Present) – He got married to Sudesh Dhankhar in the year 1979 and the duo parents a daughter named Kamna.
Race / Ethnicity
Jagdeep Dhankhar is of Jat descent.
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Jagdeep Dhankhar Facts
- In 1979, he enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an advocate.
- Jagdeep Dhankhar was assigned as Senior Advocate by the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan in 1990.
- From 1989 to 1991, in the 9th Lok Sabha, he was a member of parliament from Jhunjhunu (Lok Sabha constituency) in Rajasthan and represented the political party named Janata Dal.
- From 1993 to 1998, in the 10th Legislative Assembly Rajasthan, he served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kishangarh, Rajasthan.
- On July 30, 2019, Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as Governor of West Bengal by President Ram Nath Kovind. Till then, Dhankhar was the senior-most designated Senior Advocate of the state of Rajasthan.
- He was named as the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for Vice President of India on July 16, 2022, for the 2022 election. BJP projected Jagdeep Dhankhar as a “kisan putra” (farmer’s son).
- On August 10, 2022, Jagdeep Dhankar took the oath as the 14th Vice-President of India after M. Venkaiah Naidu’s term ended.
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