Sharad Yadav Age, Caste, Death, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 75 Years Wife: Rekha Yadav Hometown: Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh

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Profession Politician
Politics
Political Party • Bharatiya Lok Dal (1974-1977)

• Lokdal
• Janata Party (1977-1979)

• Janata Party (Secular) (1979-1988)
• Janata Dal (1988-1999)

• Janata Dal (United) (2003-2017)

• Loktantrik Janata Dal (2018-2022)

• Rashtriya Janata Dal (2022)

Political Journey • Member of the Lok Sabha from Jabalpur constituency in MP from Bharatiya Lok Dal (1974-1976)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Jabalpur constituency in MP from Bharatiya Lok Dal (1977-1979)
• President of Yuva Janata Dal (1978)
• General Secretary of Lokdal
• Contested the Lok Sabha elections from Jabalpur constituency in MP from Janata Party (Secular) but lost (1980)
• President of Yuva Lok Dal (July 1986)
• Elected to Rajya Sabha (July 1986)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Budaun constituency in UP from JD (1989-1991)
• General Secretary of Janata Dal (1989-1997)
• Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Food Processing Industries (1989-1990)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Madhepura constituency in Bihar from JD (1991-1996)
• Chairman of Janata Dal Parliamentary Board (1991-1996)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Madhepura constituency in Bihar from JD (1996-1997)
• Chairman of the Committee on Finance
• President of Janata Dal (1999-2004)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Madhepura constituency in Bihar from JD(U) (1999-2004)
• Union Cabinet Minister of Civil Aviation (October 1999 – August 2001)
• Union Cabinet Minister of Labour (September 2001 – June 2002)
• Union Cabinet Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution (1 July 2002 – 21 May 2004)
• Contested Lok Sabha elections from Mahdepura constituency in Bihar from JD(U) but lost (2004)
• Elected to Rajya Sabha (July 2004 – May 2009)
• Member of the Business Advisory Committee (August 2004 – September 2006)
• Member of General Purposes Committee (August 2004 – October 2006)
• Member of Committee on Water Resources (August 2004 – May 2009)
• Member of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs (October 2004 – May 2009)
• Member of the Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health (May 2006 – May 2009)
• Member of the Committee on Ethics (June 2006 – May 2009)
• President of India-Nepal Parliamentary Group (September 2007)
• Member of Samsad (Court) of Visva Bharati (October 2007 – May 2009)
• Member of the Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex (May 2008 – May 2009)
• Member of the Lok Sabha from Madhepura constituency in Bihar from JD(U) (2009-2014)
• Chairman of the Committee on Urban Development (31 August 2009- May 2014)
• Member of JPC to examine matters relating to Allocation and pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum (March 2011 – October 2013)
• Vice-President of the Parliamentary Forum on Millennium Development Goals (December 2013)
• Contested Lok Sabha elections from Mahdepura constituency in Bihar from JD(U) but lost (2014)
• Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar (2014-2016)
• Member of the General Purposes Committee (September 2014)
• Member of the Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas (September 2014- August 2016)
• Member of the Committee on Ethics (October 2014)
• Member of Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex (October 2014 – July 2016)
• Chairman of the Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Rajya Sabha (December 2014 – July 2016)
• Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex (April 2015- July 2016)
• Member of the Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill (May 2015 – July 2016)
• Elected to Rajya Sabha from Bihar (2016)
• Chairman of the Committee on Industry (July 2016)
• Member of the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (November 2016)
• Member of the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill (April 2017 – July 2017)
• Contested and lost the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from the Mahdepura constituency in Bihar from RJD
Personal Life
Date of Birth 1 July 1947 (Tuesday)
Birthplace Hoshangabad district, Central Provinces and Berar, British India (now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Date of Death 12 January 2023
Place of Death Gurugram, Haryana, India
Age (at the time of death) 75 Years
Death Cause Kidney ailments [1]The Tribune
Zodiac sign Cancer
Signature
Nationality • British Indian (July 1947 – August 1947)
• Indian (1947-2023)
Hometown Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, India
School Municipal Higher Secondary School, Itarsi, MP (1961)
College/University • Robertson College, Jabalpur, MP (now known as Government Science College)
• Government College of Engineering, Jabalpur, MP (1970)
Educational Qualification(s) • BSc (1964)
• BE (Electrical) (1970) [2]Sharad Yadav’s form

Note: He was a gold medalist in BE

Address H No. 48, Ward No. 19, Near Karpoori Chowk, NH 107 Madhepura, Dist. Madhepura Pin Code – 852113 (Bihar)
Hobbies Classical music, reading history, performing cultural activities
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Marriage Date 15 February 1989
Family
Wife/Spouse Dr Rekha Yadav
Children Son– Shantanu Bundela (post-graduated from the University of London)
Daughter– Subhashini Raja Rao (politician)

Parents Father– Nand Kishore Yadav (farmer)
Mother– Sumitra Devi (homemaker)
Siblings Brother– Ravishankar Yadav (deceased; elder, politician)
Favourites
Sports Hockey, Kabaddi, Wrestling, Badminton
Money Factor
Assets/Properties Movable Assets
• Cash: Rs. 55,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 37,02,868
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 5,96,000
• Jewellery Rs. 3,95,500

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,06,60,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,01,70,000
• Residential Buildings: 2,28,52,000 [3]MyNeta

Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 4,84,04,368 (as of 2019) [4]MyNeta

Some Lesser Known facts About Sharad Yadav

  • Sharad Yadav was an Indian politician and a former parliamentarian who co-founded the Janata Dal (United) in 2003 and founded the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) in 2018. He died on 12 January 2023 at Gurugram, Haryana, India.
  • His affiliation with politics began in the early 1970s when he became the president of the student union while pursuing his engineering. Later, he got involved with Jai Prakash Narayan, who was leading a national political movement in Bihar.
  • He contested the 1974 Lok Sabha bye-polls from Jabalpur on J. P. Narayan’s request. The bye-polls were held after the Congress leader Seth Govinddas passed away and his seat in the Lok Sabha fell vacant. Sharad contested the elections on Bharatiya Lok Dal’s ticket against Ravimohan, son of Govinddas, and defeated him. Sharad contested the elections while he was in jail as he had participated in movements against Indira Gandhi. He, however, resigned from the Lok Sabha in a protest against Indira’s decision of extending the term of an MP from five to six years.
    An old photo of Sharad Yadav (in the middle)
  • In 1977, he contested the general elections from the Jabalpur constituency on a ticket of BLD and emerged victorious. He remained a member of parliament till 1977.
  • He became the President of Yuva Janata Dal (YJD) in 1978.
  • Later, he was appointed as the general secretary of the Lokdal after its foundation in 1980.
  • In the same year, he contested the general elections from the Jabalpur constituency on Janata Party (Secular) ticket. He, however, lost the elections.
  • Sharad assumed the presidency of the Yuva Lok Dal (YLD) in July 1986.
  • He became a member of the Rajya Sabha in July 1986 from Uttar Pradesh.
  • He served as a member of the parliament from 1989 to 1991 after winning the 1989 Lok Sabha elections from the Budaun constituency in Uttar Pradesh on a ticket of the Janata Dal (JD).
  • In 1989, he was made the general secretary of the Janata Dal, a post that he held till 1997.
  • From 1989 to 1990, he served as the Minister of Textiles and Food Processing Industries.
  • He contested the 1991 Lok Sabha elections from Bihar’s Madhepura constituency on a ticket of Janata Dal (United) and won. He served as an MP till 1996.
  • He is considered to be the driving factor behind the implementation of the recommendations made by the Mandal Commission in 1990 that led to the implementation of the reservation for the Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in India.
  • He supported Lalu Prasad Yadav’s candidature during the 1990 Bihar Legislative Assembly elections.
    Sharad Yadav (standing) with Lalu Prasad Yadav during election campaigning
  • From 1991 to 1996, he served as the chairman of the Janata Dal Parliamentary Board.
  • On a ticket from JD(U), he contested and won the 1996 general elections from Bihar’s Madhepura constituency. He remained the MP till 1997. As a parliamentarian, he served on the Committee on Finance as its chairman.
  • The Janata Dal appointed him as its President, a post that he held till 2004.
  • He became a member of the parliament from the Madhepura constituency in Bihar after winning the 1999 general elections on a ticket from JD(U). He defeated Lalu Prasad Yadav, the head of the RJD in the elections.
  • From October 1999 to August 2001, he served as the Minister of Civil Aviation.
  • He held the portfolio of the Labour Ministry from September 2001 to June 2002.
  • On 1 July 2002, he became the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and served in the post till 21 May 2004.
  • On a ticket from JD(U), he contested the 2004 general elections from the Madhepura constituency of Bihar; however, he lost.
  • In July 2004, he got elected to the Rajya Sabha and served as an MP till 2009.
  • In August 2004, he was appointed to the Business Advisory Committee, and he served as its member till September 2006.
  • From August 2004 to October 2006, Sharad served as a member of the General Purposes Committee.
  • He was appointed to the Committee on Water Resources as its member in August 2004. He served as its member till May 2009.
  • He served on the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Home Affairs as its member from October 2004 to May 2009.
  • He is accredited with leading the JD(U) to victory ending Lalu Prasad Yadav’s long reign in Bihar.
  • In May 2006, he was appointed to the Parliamentary Forum on Population and Public Health as a member. He served on the committee till May 2009.
  • He became a member of the Committee on Ethics in June 2006 and served till May 2009.
  • He served on India and Nepal’s joint Parliamentary Group as President in September 2007.
  • In October 2007, he became a member of the Samsad (Court) of Visva Bharati and served till May 2009.
  • From May 2008 to May 2009, he served on the Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians in Parliament House Complex as its member.
  • He contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections on a ticket from JD(U) and emerged victorious from the Madhepura constituency in Bihar.
  • He served as the chairman of the Committee on Urban Development from 31 August 2009- May 2014.
  • In March 2011, he became a member of the JPC to examine matters relating to Allocation and pricing of Telecom Licences and Spectrum. He served as its member till October 2013.
  • In December 2013, he was appointed to the Parliamentary Forum on Millennium Development Goals as its president.
  • In 2014, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from Bihar’s Madhepura constituency and lost the elections on a ticket from JD(U).
  • In the same year, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha as its member.
  • In September 2014, Sharad was appointed to the General Purposes Committee as a member.
  • From September 2014 to August 2016, he served as a member of the Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • He became a member of the Committee on Ethics in October 2014.
  • In October 2014, he was appointed as a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex. He served as the committee’s member till July 2016.
  • He held the position of chairman of the Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of the Rajya Sabha from December 2014 to July 2016.
  • On the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex, Sharad was appointed as a member from April 2015 to July 2016.
  • In May 2015, he became a member of the Joint Committee on the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill and served till July 2016.
  • In 2016, the JD(U) nominated him as its Rajya Sabha election candidate from Bihar. Sharad was re-elected as an MP from Rajya Sabha.
  • He assumed the position of chairman of the Committee on Industry in July 2016.
  • He became a member of the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in November 2016.
  • From April 2017 to July 2017, he served on the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill as a member.
  • Sharad’s membership in Rajya Sabha was cancelled in December 2017 after he defected and joined the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He left JD(U) as he was unhappy with Nitish Kumar’s decision to align the party with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
    Sharad Yadav with Nitish Kumar
  • He lost the 2019 general elections from the Mahdepura constituency in Bihar on RJD’s ticket.
  • Sharad Yadav breathed his last on 12 January 2023 after suffering from a kidney ailment for a while. He was admitted to the Fortis Memorial Hospital after he collapsed in his house. By the time he reached the hospital, he was declared dead by the doctors. [5]The Tribune In a statement, the hospital said,
    Sharad Yadav was brought to the emergency at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, in an unconscious and unresponsive state. On examination, he did not have any pulse or recordable blood pressure. He underwent CPR as per ACLS protocols. Despite best efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at 10.19 pm. We would like to convey our deepest condolences to his family.”
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↑1, ↑5 The Tribune
↑2 Sharad Yadav’s form
↑3, ↑4 MyNeta

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