Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography: Age, Wiki, Family, Career & More

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography: Age, Wiki, Family, Career

Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian politician, former professional shooter, and retired Indian Army Officer. He was born to Colonel Lakshmi Singh Rathore (Retd) and Manju Rathore in Jaisalmer.

At present, he is an Indian Politician and active Member of Parliament from the Jaipur Rural constituency. Being a retired Indian Army personnel, having several gold medals in Olympics, and an active political career, everyone knows him very well.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography: Age, Wiki, Family, Career

Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Quick Facts

Full NameRajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Date Of Birth29 January 1970
Age51 (as of 2021)
Zodiac SignAquarius
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
CasteRajput
Marital StatusMarried
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Listening to Music
BirthplaceJaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
HometownJaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Permanent ResidenceR-54, Rajangan, Haldighati Marg, Pratapnagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Family Details
FatherLakshmi Singh Rathore (Retd. Col.)
MotherManju Singh Rathore
SiblingsRitu Chauhan (Sister)
WifeDr. Gayatri Rathore
Children
  • Manavaditya Singh Rathore (Son)
  • Gauri Rathore (Daughter)
Physical Appearance
Height183cm /1.83m /6ft
Hair colorNatural Black
Eye colorDark Brown
Education
SchoolNot known
CollegeNational Defence Academy, Pune (Bachelor of Arts)
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Career
Former ProfessionRetired Indian Army Officer, Professional shooter
Current ProfessionIndian Politician (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha)
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (2013- Present)
Favored PoliticianNarendra Modi
Military Career
15 December 1990Commissioned as Officer Cadet in 9th Grenadiers (Mewar) Regiment
15 December 1992Promoted to Lieutenant
15 December 1995Promoted to Captain
1999Fought in Kargil War
15 December 2000Promoted to Major
16 December 2004Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
1 May 2009Promoted to Colonel (Final Rank)
Areas served during his serviceJammu & Kashmir
Service years1990 - 2013 (22.5 years)
Political Career
10 September 2013Joined Bharatiya Janata Party
12 May 2014Elected as MP, Jaipur Rural (Lok Sabha)
9 November 2014Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting
3 September 2017Minister of Sports
May 2019Elected as MP, Jaipur Rural (Lok Sabha)
Awards Won
2 Gold Medals2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester (England)
Bronze Medal2003 ISSF World Shotgun Cup, New Delhi
Multiple Gold MedalsAsian Clay Target (2003-2006)
Bronze Medal2003 World Shotgun Championships, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Silver Medal2004 Athens Olympics, Greece
Gold Medal2004 Afro-Asian Games, Hyderabad
Gold Medal2004 World Shooting Championships, Sydney
Gold Medal2004 Czech Masters Cup, Czech Republic
Gold Medal2005 National Games (Men's 10m air pistol competition)
5 Gold Medals2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
Bronze Medal2006 Asian Games, Doha
Gold Medal2006 World Shooting Championships, Cairo
Gold MedalAsian Clay Shooting Championships
Gold Medal2011 Asian Clay Target Championships, Kuala Lumpur
Other Details
TeamIndian Shooting Team
CoachSunny Thomas, Dr. PSM Chandran
International Awards25 International medals (various championships)
Money Factor
SalaryRs.70,000 (Basic pay of MP, Lok Sabha)
Net worth10.68 Crore INR (declared 2019)
Social Media Profiles
Instagram@ra_rathore
Facebook@Rathore
Twitter@Ra_THORe

Note: Above information is collected from various sources available on internet.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Career

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was born on 29 January 1970 to Col Lakshmi Singh Rathore and Manju Rathore in his hometown Jaisalmer.

After completing schooling, he joined the National Defense Academy, Pune where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Following this, Rathore attended Indian Military Academy, Dehradun after which he joined the Indian Army as a commissioned officer on 15 December 1990. He has also fought in the Kargil War.

During his entire military career, he mainly served in Jammu & Kashmir. At teenage, he developed his personal interest in Shooting (Olympic) and in 1998 he became a professional in that. After a few years, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won many medals and awards in the shooting game.

In 2013, Rathore retired from the Indian Army and soon joined Bharatiya Janata Party. Not only this, next year in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, he won and elected as an MP (Member of Parliament) from the Jaipur Rural constituency.

Controversies

Apart from being an amazing and clean personality, Rathore’s name has been in some controversies.

  • Failed Dope Test (2013)

In 2013, Rathore’s name was pulled in a failed dope test which was conducted just before the Athens Games in the year 2004. At the time of the 2004 World Cup in Bangkok, he had tested positive for the sample “A”. But the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) cleared him after he was tested negative for sample “B”.

However, after 9 years, Rathore felt digging this issue by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) because the April 6 elections were declared as “null and void” by Delhi High Court in March 2013.

NRAI challenged the decision of allowing Rathore’s plea that the election was a ‘sham and be quashed’ as he was denied an opportunity to contest. Taking note of Rathore’s plea, the court finally said that denying him the right to contest elections is not justified in any way.

  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore commented on women journalist (2015)

In February 2015, a fake report of his mark on a women journalist created controversy. Rathore made comments on the role of women journalists during an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps.

In the words of Rajyavardhan, “Your role could be far better utilized without going out in the field. It is not that you should not go out in the field, but in the sense of safety and security, the working hours, conditions, and different roles attached as a mother, sister, or a wife.

However, Rathore opposed making such comments on women journalists and tweeted the same “Wrong interpretation. My wife is an ex-soldier,” and another tweet added, “I have the highest respect for women personally and professionally.”

FAQs

What is the present post of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore?

As of December 2020, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a Member of Parliament (MP) of Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural Constituency from Bhartiya Janata Party [BJP].

What is the age of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore?

As of 2021, he is 51 years old.

What is the name of Rajyavardhan Rathore’s son?

Manavaditya Singh Rathore is the elder son of Rajyavardhan Rathore. He seems to build up interest in Shooting sport just like his father.

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