Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: Age, Birth, Early Life, Family, Political Career, and more about CM of Uttarakhand

Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: He was born on September 16, 1975, in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. He is set to return as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The oath ceremony will take place on March 23, 2022 (Wednesday). Take a look at his early life, family, education, political career, and more.
Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography
Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography

Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: The oath-taking ceremony of Pushkar Singh Dhami as the 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand will take place today. As per sources, it will start at 2:30 pm at the Parade Ground, Dehradun. The ceremony is scheduled to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP President JP Nadda

The ceremony will also be attended by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his counterparts from Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

Pushkar Singh Dhami's cabinet will also take oath during the ceremony. Uttarakhand BJP media in-charge Manveer Chauhan said, "Small poojas have also been organized at worker shakti kendras by workers before arriving at the (oath ceremony) venue." Apart from ministers, renowned social workers, literature, writers, and seers of temples and mutts have also been invited.

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Pushkar Singh Dhami: Key Facts

Born 16 September 1975
Place of Birth Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India
Age 46 (2021)

Father: Sher Singh Dhami

Mother: Vishna Dhami

Spouse(s) Geeta Dhami
Children 2
Education Post Graduation in (MHRM&IR) LLB, Diploma in Public Administration
Alma mater University of Lucknow
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party

Pushkar Singh Dhami Biography: Birth, Family, Early Life, Education, Wife, Children

He was born on September 16, 1975, in the Tundi village of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Harkhola is the ancestral village. His family moved to Tundi village, and he studied there till his 5th standard. Then, he and his family moved to Nagla, Tarai Bhabar, Khatima. His father was a retired Subehdar in the Army. 

He completed his graduation in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Lucknow University. Then, he pursued his LLB from the University of Lucknow. In 2001, when Koshiyari was serving as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, he served as an adviser and officer on special duty to Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.

He was the only son after three sisters, and so the responsibilities surrounding the family always remained high. He was married to Geeta Dhami. 

Since childhood, he did social work. In Lucknow University, Pushkar Singh Dhami played a crucial role in the operation of the education system.

Pushkar Singh Dhami: Political Career

In the year 1990, he started his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He had various responsibilities and played a major role in organising and conducting the National Conference of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad as State Minister in Lucknow.

From 2002 to 2008, he was the president of the BJP's Uttarakhand Yuva Morcha twice. At this point in time, he was also credited with asserting that the state government should restore 70% of the opportunities for the local youth in the industries of the state.

Pushkar Dhami has so far successfully contested twice from the Khatima seat in Udham Singh Nagar. The margin of victory was just 2,709 votes in 2017. As per the election commission data, Pushkar Dhami, in the last assembly election, secured 36.92 percent of the votes, and runner-up Congress candidate Kapri received 33.53 percent of the votes. 

But in 2012, the margin was comparatively larger. He had then defeated Congress candidate Devendra Chand by a margin of 5,394 votes.

He was sworn in as the 10th CM of Uttarakhand in July 2021. At the age of 45, he became the youngest Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. On March 21, 2022, he was re-elected to the position of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.

In the legislative election of 2022, he lost to the Congress candidate, Bhuwan Chandra Kapri, from the Khatima constituency of the Uttarakhand legislative assembly.

Despite losing his seat from the Khatima constituency, Pushkar Singh Dhami will take the oath as 11th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. The oath ceremony will take place on March 23, 2022 (Wednesday). For a second consecutive term, the Bharatiya Janata Party retained power in Uttarakhand. 

READ| List of Chief Ministers (CM) of Uttarakhand in chronological order 2000-22


Is Pushkar Singh Dhami married?

Pushkar Singh Dhami was married to Geeta Dhami.

When was Pushkar Singh Dhami born?

Pushkar Singh Dhami was born on September 16, 1975, in the Tundi village of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.

Who is the CM of Uttarakhand?

Pushkar Singh Dhami is set to continue as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for the second term. The oath ceremony as the 11th CM of Uttarakhand will take place on March 23, 2022 (Wednesday). The term of Chief Minister is for five years and is the chief executive of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
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