Age: 88 Years
Wife: Sudha Tripathi
|Physical Stats & More|
|Political Party||• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (1980- 2014)
• Janata Party (JNP) (till 1979)
|Political Journey||• MLA from Jhusi Assembly Constituency (1977-1980) (as a member of Janata Party)
• Cabinet Minister, Institutional finance and Sales Tax in UP (1977-1979)
• Joined BJP in April 1980
• Elected as MLA from Allahabad South Assembly Constituency in 1989, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2002
• Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly (1991-1993 and 1997-2004)
• Became President of the Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party in 2004
• Member of the National Disciplinary Committee of BJP
• Contested and lost Allahabad South assembly seat in 2012
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• Uttar Pradesh Gaurav Samman
• Vishwa Bharti Award
• Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award
• Hindi Garima Samman
• Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi Samman
• Sahitya Vachaspati Samman
• Abhishek Shri Samman
• Bagishwari Samman
• Chanakya Samman (in Canada)
• Kavya Kaustubh Samman
|Post(s)||• Governor of Bihar (additional charge) (27 November 2014 – 15 August 2015)
• 14th Governor of Meghalaya (6 January 2015 – 19 May 2015)
• Governor of Mizoram (additional charge) (4 April 2015 – 25 May 2015)
• Governor of Bihar (additional charge) (20 June 2017 – 29 September 2017)
• 27th Governor of West Bengal (24 July 2014 – 29 July 2019)
• Governor of Tripura (additional charge) (in 2018)
|Date of Birth||10 November 1934 (Saturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||88 Years|
|Birthplace||Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India)|
|Hometown||Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh|
|School||• Central Hindu School, Uttar Pradesh (till Class 1)
• Saryu Pareen School (now Sarvaya Inter College), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (Class 2 to 8)
• Agarwal Inter College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (intermediate studies)
|College/University||• University of Allahabad
• Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
|Educational Qualification||• Bachelor of Arts (1953) at the University of Allahabad
• Bachelor of Legislative Law (1955) at the University of Allahabad
• Honorary D.Litt degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Mizoram
|Address||12, B, Dr. Lohia Marg, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh – 211001|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||Year, 1958|
|Wife/Spouse||Sudha Tripathi (deceased)
Note: Sudha Tripathi's father, Satya Narain Misra, is a well-known freedom fighter in Varanasi. She died in 2016 due to a brain stroke at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dehli.
|Children||Son- Neeraj Tripathi (advocate in Allahabad High Court)
Daughter(s)- Namita Tripathi, Nidhi Tripathi (an officer in Armed Forces Headquarters Service, New Delhi)
|Parents||Father- Harish Chandra Tripathi (served in various positions at the Allahabad High Court and retired in 1949)
Mother- Shiva Devi
|Siblings||Brother (elder)- Kashi Nath Tripathi|
|Others||Daughter-in-law- Kavita Yadav Tripathi (politician and member of BJP) (image in 'Children' section)|
• Cash: Rs 1,42,500
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial
• Companies: Rs 71,35,651
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs 48,097
• NSS, Postal Savings etc: Rs 30,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 10,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs 22,84,269
• Residential Buildings: Rs 1,70,00,000
Note: The given estimates of moveable and immovable assets are as per the financial year 2010-2011. My Neta
|Net Worth (as of 2011)||Rs 2,76,41,516 My Neta|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Keshari Nath Tripathi
- Keshari Nath Tripathi is an Indian politician and former member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He has served as Speaker of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly three times (1991-1993, 1997-2002, and May 2002-March 2004). He served as the Governor of West Bengal from July 2014 to July 2019. He has also held the additional charge as Governor of Bihar, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.
- During his formative years, he developed an interest in social work and national politics. He took his first steps in politics by becoming a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1946 and associating with the right-wing political party Jana Sangh in 1952.
- He actively participated in the Kashmir movement launched by Jana Sangh in 1953, which led to his arrest and short-term imprisonment in Naini Central Jail, UP.
- Keshari Nath Tripathi’s father, Harish Chandra Tripathi, was commonly referred to as Hari Maharaj. After his retirement in 1949, Harish engaged himself in social work. He founded the Saryu Pareen School (now known as Sarvaya Inter College), which Keshari Nath Tripathi attended from Class 2 to 8.
- He enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh in 1956 after which he started practising in the Allahabad High Court.
- In the same year, he became the Joint Secretary of the High Court Bar Association, Allahabad.
- At the beginning of his career, he was a junior of the advocate Jagdish Swarup at Allahabad High Court for many years.
- As a lawyer, Keshari Nath Tripathi was an expert in Election law and represented various distinguished clients like former Prime Ministers Atal Behari Vajpayee and Charan Singh, Subramanian Swamy, Raj Narain, Former CM of Uttar Pradesh HN Bahuguna, Kalyan Singh, Laxmikant Bajpai, and various other ministers, members of the Lok Sabha and UP Legislative Assembly.
- Although he was offered to be elevated to Judge of Allahabad High Court in 1980, he rejected it.
- He served as the President of the High Court Bar Association, Allahabad for two terms (1987-1988 and 1988-1989).
- He became a Senior Advocate in the Allahabad High Court in 1989.
- He served as the President of the UP branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association from 1991 to 1993 and in 1997. He attended the Conferences of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2001.
- An active promoter of the Hindi language, Tripathi spoke at the World Hindi Conference in London in 1999 and in Paramaribo in 2003. He has also served as the Acting President of UP Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow.
- He is a skilled author and poet and has penned numerous books like Destination Jesus (2021), The Wings of Age (2018), Jakhmon par shabab (2017), Khayalon Ka Safar (2017), The Images (Manonukriti in Hindi) (2002). Besides that, he has also composed an exhaustive commentary on the Representation of the People Act (1951), published in 1974.