Ram Nath Kovind Biography


Ram Nath Kovind is presidential nominee of Bharathiya Janatha Party. He is an Indian Politician, serving as the present Governor of Bihar, in office since 16 August 2015. An advocate by profession, Kovind has been active in the political scenario (BJP) from the past several years. 
He was born (born 1 October 1945) in Tehsil Derapur in Paraukh (Kanpur Dehat district, Around 110 km from Kanpur). Kovind belongs to the Kori or Koli tribe which is under the Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh.

Family
His parents are Maiku Lal (Father) and Kalawati (Mother). His spouse name is Savita Kovind (Retired Government Employee). He was married on on 30 May 1974. Ram Nath Kovind was the youngest of five sons (he also had two sisters). He has a son, Prashant Kumar, who is married, and a daughter Swati.

Education
Ram Nath Kovind received primary education in the village school. But since there were no facilities for higher studies, he had to travel each day to Khanpur village, six kilometres away, to attend junior school. In BNS Inter College, he studied up to the 12th standard. His Education qualification is B.Com., LL.B. Educated at B.N.S.D.Inter College and D.A.V.College, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh).

Career
General Secretary, Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj (1971-1975, 1981)
Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court (1977-1979)
Central Government Junior Counsel in Supreme Court:1982-1984
General Secretary, Depressed Classes Legal Aid Bureau: 1986
Elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh: 1994-2000
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Communications: 1995-1996
Member, Committee on Home Affairs: 1995-1997
Member, Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Railways: 1996-99
Member, B.J.P. National Executive Committee 1997
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Member, Committee on Petroleum and Chemicals:1998-2000 & 2002-2004
National President, B.J.P. Scheduled Caste Morcha 1999-2002:
Member, Committee on Petitions 2000-2002:
Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas: 2000-2004
Elected to the Rajya Sabha for 2nd Term from Uttar Pradesh: 2000-2006
Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata :2002
Member, General Purposes Committee and Chairman, House Committee, Rajya Sabha: 2002-2004
Member, Board of Management of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow: 2003
Governor of Bihar: 2015 onwards

He was visited U.S.A. Thailand, Nepal, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France and U.K. and also represented India in United Nations  and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October, 2002. And also he is well-known as a crusader for the rights of the underprivileged or marginalized sections of the society, especially SC,ST OBC, Dalit and poor women. 

Source:- Rajya Sabha Website, wikipedia, etc.