Hemant Soren

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Hemant Soren
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5th Chief Minister of Jharkhand
In office
13 July 2013 – 23 December 2014
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Raghubar Das
Member, Rajya Sabha
In office
24 June 2009 – 4 January 2010
Personal details
Born (1975-08-10) 10 August 1975 (age 40)

Hemant Soren (born 10 August 1975) was the 5th Chief minister of Jharkhand, a state in Eastern India.[1][2] Formerly, he was a Deputy Chief Minister in the Arjun Munda ministry.[3] He belongs to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha political party.

Early life[edit]

Soren was born in Nemara in Ramgarh district, Bihar to Roopi and Shibu Soren, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Hemant has two brothers and a sister. His educational qualification is Intermediate from Patna High School, Patna.[4] As per affidavit filed before Election Commission, Hemant enrolled in BIT Mesra, Ranchi in Mechanical Engineering, but did not complete the course.[5][6]


He was a member of Rajya Sabha from 24 June 2009 to 4 January 2010.[7] Since then, he has been a Cabinet Minister in the state.

As Chief Minister[edit]

He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on 13 July 2013 with support from Congress and RJD after President's rule was removed from the state. He is the youngest Chief Minister of a state in India.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hemant Soren is married to Kalpana and has two sons.


  1. ^ "Hemant Soren becomes Jharkhand CM, heads 9th government in 13 years - The Times of India". India Times. 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. JMM leader Hemant Soren, son of party chief Shibu Soren, was on Saturday sworn in as the new chief minister of Jharkhand 
  2. ^ "Hemant Soren, ninth CM of Jharkhand". The Hindu. 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MLA Hemant Soren was sworn in as Jharkhand’s ninth Chief Minister 
  3. ^ Murty, B. Vijay (13 July 2013). "Not without my daddy: Hemant Soren joins club of father-son CMs". Hindustan Times (Ranchi). Retrieved 14 July 2013. become the deputy chief minister in the Arjun Munda-led coalition government in 2010 
  4. ^ Honorable Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Team Hemant on shaky ground: Many cases against Cabinet hopefuls". Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Meet Hemant Soren, the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand 13 July 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Alphabetical List Of All Members Of Rajya Sabha Since 1952". 2013. Soren Shri Hemant Jh from Dumka 
  8. ^ DNAInida. "Hemant Soren to be sworn-in Jharkhand chief minister on Saturday". Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Jharkhand
13 July 2013 – 26 December 2014
Succeeded by
Raghubar Das