Raghubar Das

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Raghubar Das
Raghuvar Das.jpg
6th Chief Minister of Jharkhand
Assumed office
28 December 2014
GovernorSyed Ahmed
Draupadi Murmu
Preceded byHemant Soren
Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand
In office
30 December 2009 – 29 May 2010
Chief MinisterShibu Soren
Member of Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand
In office
1995–Incumbent (five terms)
ConstituencyJamshedpur East
Personal details
Born (1955-05-03) 3 May 1955 (age 64)
Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Rukmini Devi[1]
ResidenceL6 / Main road, Agrico, Jamshedpur

Raghubar Das (born 3 May 1955) is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand state of India. He was sworn in as the 6th chief minister of Jharkhand on 28 December 2014. He is an Indian politician and belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party.[2] A former employee of Tata Steel, he served as the member of legislative assembly for five times, representing Jamshedpur East since 1995. He also served as the Deputy Chief Minister and the Urban Development Minister during the BJP-led government in the state. During the period of emergency (25 June 1975), he was sent behind the bars.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 3 May 1955 to Chavan Ram, a labourer with a steel company. He passed matriculation from Bhalubasa Harijan High School, and completed B.Sc. from Jamshedpur Cooperative College. He also studied law from the same college and acquired LLB degree. After studies, he joined Tata Steel as a labourer.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Das was involved in politics since his college days. He participated in Jayprakash Narayan-led Total Revolution movement in the state. He was arrested and imprisoned in Gaya and was again imprisoned during the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi. Subsequently, Das joined the Janata Party in 1977.

Later he joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a founding member in 1980. He participated in the first National Committee meeting of BJP in Mumbai in 1980. He was appointed as the chief of unit of Sitaramdera in Jamshedpur. Later he served as the city chief secretary and the vice president of Jamshedpur. BJP secretary and then became the vice president.

He was elected as the member of Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1995 from Jamshedpur East. He again won from the same constituency for five times. He was appointed as a chief of BJP in Jharkhand in 2004. The BJP won 30 seats in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2005. He also served as the Urban Development Minister during the NDA government in 2005 under Arjun Munda as the chief minister. He also led the 2009 Indian general election in the state. He held the office of Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand state from 30 December 2009 to 29 May 2010, when Shibu Soren was the chief minister.

He was also appointed as the vice president in the National Committee of BJP on 16 August 2014. He has shown assets to the tune of around Rs. 21 lakh. When BJP secured majority in 2014 Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, he became the sixth and the first non-tribal chief minister of the state in December 2014.


  1. ^ Majumdar, Pinaki (3 December 2014). "Das hopes to be lucky again". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Raghuvar Das: The rise of BJP's grassroot worker to Jharkhand CM nominee".
  3. ^ "Profile of Jhakhand CM designate Raghubar Das". IBNlive. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Raghubar Das: Here's all you need to know about the first non-tribal CM of Jharkhand". Firstpost. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.

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Preceded by
Hemant Soren
Chief Minister of Jharkhand
28 December 2014 – present
Succeeded by