Ram Nath Kovind :::⇓
Ram Nath Kovind (born 1 October 1945) is the present Governor of Bihar and the NDA candidate for the position of the President of India.Kovind is a Dalit leade and a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party-BJP. He is an advocate by profession and practices in Delhi. On June 19, 2017, BJP president Amit Shah declared him the NDA candidate for the post of President of India.
|Name||Ram Nath Kovind|
|Date of Birth||1 October 1945|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party= BJP|
|Place of Birth||Village Paraunkh, Derapur, United Provinces|
|Spouse Name||Savita Kovind (m. 1974)|
|Parents||Maiku Lal (Father)
Ram Nath Kovind Earlier Life & Family
Ramnath was born on 1 October 1945 in Village Paraunkh, Derapur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. His parents Maiku Lal (Father) is a farmer and Kalawati (Mother) house wife. Ram Nath belongs to Dalit caste. He is the president of BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002). Complete his graduation in law from a Kanpur college. Kovind was an Advocate by professional before entering into politics. He married to Savita Kovind in 1971.
Ram Nath Kovind’s Career :
- Advocate ::
After graduating in law from a Kanpur college, Kovind had gone to Delhi to prepare for the civil services examination. Ram Nath Kovind passed this exam on his third attempt. But he did not join as he was selected for an allied service instead of IAS and thus started practicing the law. Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and served as a Central Government standing counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993. In 1978, he became an advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India in 1978. He practiced in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court for about 16 years till 1993. He was also enrolled as an advocate in 1971 with the bar council of Delhi. As an advocate he provided free legal aid to weaker sections of society, women and the poor under the Free Legal Aid Society in New Delhi.He also served as the personal assistant of the then Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai between 1977-1978.
- BJP member ::
Ram Nath Kovind joined the BJP in 1991 after serving 16 years as a lawyer. He has served as the President of the BJP Dalit Morcha between 1998 and 2002 and President of the All-India Koli Samaj. He also served as national spokesperson of the party. He donated his ancestral home in Derapur to the RSS.He was fielded as a candidate from Ghatampur and Bhognipur assembly constituencies but lost both elections.
- Rajya Sabha ::
Ram Nath Kovind was elected and became as Rajya Sabha MP from the state of Uttar Pradesh in April 1994. He served a total of twelve years, two consecutive terms till March 2006. As a member of parliament he served on the Parliamentary Committee for Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Home Affairs., Petroleum and Natural Gas, Social Justice and Empowerment, Law and Justice. He also served as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha House Committee. During his career as a parliamentarian, under M.P. L.A.D. Scheme, he focused on the education in rural areas by helping in construction of school buildings in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. As a MP, he visited Thailand. Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom and USA on study tours.
On 8 August 2015, the President of India appointed him the Governor of Bihar. As the governor, he was praised for constituting a judicial commission to investigate irregularities in promotion of undeserving teachers, mis-management of funds and appointment of undeserving candidates in universities.
Personal Life :
Kovind is married to Savita Kovind on 30 May 1974. They have a married son Prashant Kumar and a daughter Swati.