|Member of parliament|
6 February 1965 |
Rohtas, Bihar, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||Daughter, Shivani Nirupam|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Sanjay Nirupam is a three time Member of Indian Parliament. He has served two terms as a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha first of which was as a Shiv Sena member and the second as a Congress party member. He now represents North Mumbai as an elected Congress member in the Lok Sabha.He is a member of Parliamentary Committees like Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Finance Committee. He opened the 2013-14 budget debate for Congress Party in Parliament. He is the Secretary of AICC and also Secretary-in-Charge of the Karnataka.Dr. Sanjay Nirupam Member of Indian Parliament. Honoured / Getting Hony.Doctorate Degree -Ph.D.in the Field of Political Science from Trinity World University of U.K.on 25th March,2013. He is the Secretary of AICC and also Secretary-in-Charge of the important state of Bihar. He is one of the National spokespersons of the Congress Party to express the Party's view on different issues on TV Channels, Print Media and other fora.
He was born in the village of Rohtas in Bihar. After completing his schooling in Rohtas, he moved to Patna in 1980 for higher Studies. During this time he took a keen interest in writing & extra circular activities along with completing his graduation (1984) with Honors in Political Science.
After completing his schooling in Rohtas, he moved to Patna in 1980 for higher Studies. During this time he took keen interest in active politics & extra circular activities along with completing his graduation (1984) with Honors in Arts, Political Science.[vague][not specific enough to verify]
He moved to New Delhi in 1986 and started his career as a journalist.
In 1988, he accepted an offer from “Indian Express Group” a sister publication of Indian Express which made him move to Mumbai.
He highlighted the irregularity of the sale of Centaur hotel & fought for the rights of the employees.[clarification needed] In Parliament he sought clarification from Arun Shourie (the then Disinvestment Minister). Eventually all the cases against Arun Shourie were thrown out of the court and he was given a clean chit. He demanded for CBI probe for the transparency on the whole deal which was accepted by the UPA govt. after 2 years.
In April 2005, he joined Congress as he was not getting enough attention in Shiv Sena. In a very short span of time Congress President Sonia Gandhi appointed him as the General Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee [MPCC] the State Unit of the Congress party. He worked as an election observer on behalf of All India Congress Committee [AICC] in three states Goa, Gujarat & Nagaland.Smriti Irani sues Sanjay Nirupam for defamation when he made some abusive comment on ABP news.BJP boycotts Sanjay Nirupam over Smriti Irani barb. All the spokespersons of BJP asked not to join any Conversation with News channels if Sanjay Nirupam is taking part in it. In August 2008, he also took part in an Indian Reality Show named 'Bigg Boss'. He was evicted from the show in the first week on the basis of public vote.
Since last 10 years he has been organizing Wrestling Tournament with top ranked wrestlers at international level.
Indian Express once wrote- “He is the one who introduced Chhath Puja to the city of Mumbai which became a part of the festival calendar of Mumbai over a period of time.”
- "Mumbai North MP Sanjay Nirupam has a decent fund utilisation of 82 per cent" - Indian Express Tue Jun 28 2011, 00:42 hrs