Ramesh Pokhriyal is an Indian politician from the Bhartiya Janata Party. He is also known by his nickname Nishank. At present he was appointed as Minister of Education before that as a Minister of Human Resource Development. He also represents the Haridwar Parliamentary constituency of Uttarakhand in the 17th Lok Sabha.
He was the 5th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was also member of 16th Lok Sabha and chairperson committee member. Check more details about Ramesh Pokhriyal Wiki, Age, Caste, Family, Wife, Daughter, Photos, Biography, Net Worth and More.
Ramesh Pokhriyal was born on 15th July, 1959 in Pinani village, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India. He was Hindu by religion. Her caste is Pokhriyal in Uttarakhand. He was aged about 62 years (As of 2020). He completed her education M.A. from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. He has completed D.Litt. doctorate in his education.
Height: 5 ft 5 inch
Weight: 65 Kg
Skin Colour: Fair
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Wife & Daughter
His father name is Shri Paramanand Pokhriyal and his mother name is Smt. Vishambhari Devi. He was married to wife (spouse) name Late Smt. Kusum Kanta Pokhriyal on 7th May, 1985. His wife died on 11th of November,2012 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand at the age of 50. He has three daughters from his wife. On one of the three daughters, Arushi Nishank Pant is a classical dancer.
Second Shreyasi Pokhrial is a Indian Army Officer and third daughter name is Vidhushi.
He started his political career as a teacher in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He was firstly elected to public office of undivided Uttar Pradesh as a member of UP Legislative Assembly from Karnaprayag constituency in 1991 and he defeating a 5 times Congress MLA.
He was also re-elected from same constituency in 1993 and 1996. In 1997 he was appointed as a Uttaranchal development minister. He was also Chief Minister (CM) of Uttarakhand state (From 2009 – 2011). He was also a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. And also elected as a chairman of the Assurance Committee.
He represent Haridwar constituency in the Lok Sabha. He was also the member of Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for five times (From 1991 – 2021). He also first elected for the Karnaprayag in 1991 and also served three times. In 2014, he resigned from doiwala and elected for Haridwar constituency in Lok Sabha.
On 30th May 2019, he was sworn in as Minister of Human Resource Development in 2nd Modi BJP government. He change the Ministry from HRD to Education Minister in July 2020.
He started his literary as a side career. His interest in written novels, stories and poems. He has written 75 books in Hindi language. Also some of them written books are translated to English language. One of his book was adapted into the Garhwali film ‘Major Nirala’ released in 2018, which was produced by his daughter named Arushi Nishank Pant.
Most of his books which were written by him published by two private publishers named ‘Vani Prakashan’ and ‘Diamond Books’. Many books written by him are published (between 2009-2011), when he was Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state.
In 2010, when he was the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, he came under the scanner for a land scam. In 2011, he gave his resignation prompted by a series of alleged land scams against his government.
In 2014, Pokhriyal caused an issue when he made a press release within the parliament claiming that astrology should be promoted. He said “Astrology is that the biggest science. it’s actually above science. we should always promote it”. Talking about Lord Ganesha, he said that ancient Indians had the knowledge to transplant a severed head. He has also claimed that Sage Kanada had conducted a nuclear test lakhs of years ago (even though consistent with historical evidence, the sage is probably going to possess lived only about two thousand years ago). Pokhriyal has listed two different dates of birth on official documents, a discrepancy that he attributed to the Hindu horoscope.
In the 1990s, the Open International University for Complementary Medicines of Colombo, Sri Lanka conferred a D.Litt. for his contribution in literature. He subsequently received another D.Litt. degree from an equivalent institution for contributions within the field of science. However, OIU is neither registered as a far off university nor as a domestic university in Sri Lanka , as confirmed by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka . In August 2019, an appeal was filed in President Ram Nath Kovind’s office for Ramesh Pokhriyal’s disqualification as minister for citing a ‘fake’ doctorate degree. Pokhriyal’s claim to possess received an M.A. degree from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University have also been called into question.
In 2019, after being appointed because the HRD Minister, Pokhriyal issued a directive saying that each one the files and note sheets forwarded to him must be in Hindi. This created controversy with ministry officials, as not all of them had the extent of proficiency in Hindi needed to organize notes therein language, and therefore the norm until then had been to organize all official notes in English. Albeit the govt had traditionally encouraged officials to possess a working knowledge of Hindi, existing rules didn’t make it compulsory for officials to be highly proficient in Hindi.
In August 2019 at the 57th convocation ceremony of IIT Bombay, Pokhriyal falsely claimed that the U.S. space agency NASA had acknowledged that talking computers might be developed only by employing Sanskrit, which he described as “the world’s only scientific language”. He also misquoted, at an equivalent function, that Charaka, hailed together of the principal contributors of Ayurveda, was the primary one that researched and discovered atoms and molecules, when really , it had been 6th century BCE philosopher Kanada who developed the foundations of an atomistic approach to physics and philosophy within the Sanskrit text Vaiśeṣika Sūtra.
Ramesh Pokhriyal total net worth Rs. 1.61 Crores. And his total assets Rs. 1.79 Crores and his total liabilities Rs. 18.61 Crores.
Permanent Address: 37/1, Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg,Vijay Colony, Dehradun-248001,UttarakhandTel: (0135) 2746363, 09458945006 (M)Fax: (0135) 2530113.
Present Address: Bungalow No. 13,Teen Murti Lane,New Delhi-110011.
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Ramesh Pokhriyal has two contact numbers 01352746363, 9458945006 and one email id: [email protected]
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Amazing Facts of Ramesh Pokhriyal
He is the Union Cabinet Minister for Education, Government of India.
He is also the Former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand state.
He is the author of 75 books.
He is also Member of Parliament from Haridwar constituency.
He is the follower of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
He is the ardent follower of Hindu religion.
He wears mostly suited Kurta Pajama of orange colour.
He is awarded by International Vatayan Award.
He is also a big politician and a backbone of BJP party.
During Corona pandemic period, he is also Covid test positive.