Arvind Kejriwal needs no introduction. By his dedication and hard work, he has proved that a common man can also become a great leader and can become CM of the capital of India. Talking about his earlier life, he was born on 16 August 1968 in Hissar, Haryana. His father was an engineer and he spent most of his childhood living in small northern Indian towns like Sonepat, Mathura and Hissar. He is happily living a married life with his wife Sunita, who is also an IRS officer, and two children. Presently Sunita is working as an Additional Director in Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Arvind Kejriwal Biography and Success Stories
By his qualification, he has done B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1989. Arvind Kejriwal joined Tata Steel right after his graduation but quit his job with Tata Steel in 1992. After that, he spent some time working with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, the Ramakrishna Mission in the North-East India and Nehru Yuva Kendra.
Kejriwal joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1992 after qualifying through the Civil Services Examination. In February 2006, he voluntarily resigned from the IRS as Joint Commissioner in Income Tax Department. After voluntary resignation from a job, he founded Parivartan, a Delhi-based citizens’ movement which works on ensuring a just, transparent and accountable governance.
Arvind Kejriwal won the Roman Magsaysay award in 2006 for his contribution to the enactment of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. In 2006 after resigning from IRS, he founded an NGO Public cause Research Foundation. Public Cause Research Foundation was set up on the 19th of December 2006 by Magsaysay awardee Arvind Kejriwal, former journalist Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri to ensure that society becomes more inclusive and that real power rests with the common citizens of India. Arvind Kejriwal has written a book “Swaraj”.
On October, 2, 2012 Arvind Kejriwal Launched his own political party – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In Delhi Assembly elections, Kejriwal defeated incumbent Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in her constituency of New Delhi by a margin of 25,864 votes. The party as a whole won 28 of the 70 available seats, finishing in second place. Kejriwal was sworn in as the second-youngest chief minister of Delhi on 28 December 2013, after Chaudhary Brahm Prakash who became the chief minister at the age of 34. Kejriwal did not suspend Law Minister Somnath Bharati who is accused of Crime and FIR is filed against him. Friday, February 14, 2014, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of Delhi CM
But Arvind Kejriwal (Aam Aadmi Party/Common Man Party) made a stunning comeback in Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 by winning 67 of Delhi’s 70 seats. Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as chief minister at the Ramlila grounds on February 14 or 15 or 16. Arvind Kejriwal is only the second Chief Minister to be an IITian after his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar.
But now people have given him a chance to fulfill his promises. It will be really interesting to see how Arvind Kejriwal responses to his promises that he made before elections. We hope he will meet the common man’s expectations.