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Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav, the former Union Railway Minister of India is a very prominent face in the house of Indian parliament. Known to have a witty persona and an outgoing personality, Lalu Yadav has been a veteran politician having got elected to his 5th term in the year 2009. Lalu Yadav is the President of Rashtriya Janta Dal since 1997 and has been very active in mainstream Indian politics.

In his illustrious political career the former Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Yadav has held several positions. However, the biggest achievement of Lalu Yadav came in his role as the Union Railway Minister of India. He was instrumental in taking the Railways out of the loss making unit it once was and took it to profitability. Lalu Yadav got a lot of credit for engineering the turnaround of Indian Railway without increasing the passenger fares. Uncover some interesting aspects from the life of the famous Indian politician, Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav as we present below a personal profile of this veteran politician from Bihar.

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

  • - Full Name: Lalu Prasad Yadav
  • - Date of Birth (Birthday): June 11, 1948
  • - Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • - Birth Place: Gopalganj, Bihar
  • - Religion: Hindu
  • - Marital Status: Married
  • - Languages: Hindi, English
  • - Hobbies: Reading books of famous peopl, Music and dance.

Family Background

  • - Father's Name: Late Shri Kundan Rai
  • - Mother's Name: Shrimati Marachhiya Devi
  • - Spouse's Name: Shrimati Rabri Devi
  • - No. of Sons: 2
  • - No. of Daughters: 7


  • - B.A. LL.B. Educated at Patna University

Positions Held

Some of the key positions held by Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav include

  • - President, Patna University Students Union (1973-74)
  • - 5 times elected to the Lok Sabha (1977, 1989, 1998, 2004, 2009)
  • - Bihar Chief Minister (1990-1997)
  • - President, Rashtriya Janta Dal (1997- Till date)
  • - President, Bihar Cricket Association (2001)
  • - Union Railway Minister (2004-2009)

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