Rajen Gohain

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Rajen Gohain
Union Minister of State for Railways
Assumed office
5 July 2016
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Member of parliament for Nowgong
Assumed office
13 May 1999
Preceded byNripen Goswami
Personal details
Born (1950-11-26) 26 November 1950 (age 67)
Nagaon, Assam, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Rita Gohain
Alma materUniversity of Guwahati
As of 30 August, 2012
Source: [1]

Rajen Gohain (born 26 November 1950) in Nagaon, Assam is an Indian politician who is currently a Member of parliament, Lok Sabha. He has represented the Nowgong constituency in Assam since 1999 and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.


Gohain was educated at the University of Guwahati and graduated with BA and LLB degrees.[1] He married Rita Gohain in 1981 and is father to five children.[2] Gohain is a tea-estate owner by profession.[1]

Political career[edit]

Gohain has served four terms as a Member of parliament, Lok Sabha.[2] He has represented the Nowgong constituency since 1999 – having been re-elected in 2004, 2009 and 2014.[2] Gohain has been a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991.[1]

On 5 July 2016; Gohain was inducted to the Union Cabinet as a Minister of State in the Railway Ministry.


  1. ^ a b c R.C. Rajamani; Portraits of India's Parliamentarians for the New Millennium: Lok Sabha. Gyan Books. 2000. ISBN 978-8121207027. pg 110.
  2. ^ a b c "Shri Rajen Gohain". Government of India. Retrieved 30 August 2012.