Hemant Soren Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Hemant Soren

Hemant Soren is an Indian politician from the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), and he is the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He is the son of the veteran politician Shibu Soren.

Wiki/Biography

Hemant Soren was born on Sunday, 10 August 1975 (age 44 years; as in 2019) in Nemra, Ramgarh District, Bihar (now Jharkhand). His zodiac sign is Leo. He did his schooling from the Patna High School in Patna, Bihar. After passing 12th standard, he pursued Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Ranchi, Jharkhand. However, he did not complete his college education [1]The Times of India.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Hemant Soren addressing a rally

Family, Caste & Wife

Hemant Soren follows Hinduism, and he belongs to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) [2]Hindustan Times. His father, Shibu Soren is a renowned politician who has served as a Union Cabinet Minister and also as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand three times. His mother, Roopi Soren is an agriculturist. He has 2 brothers, Durga Soren (elder; deceased) and Basant Soren (younger;  businessman). His younger sister, Anjali Soren is a politician.

Hemant Soren with his father Shibu Soren

Hemant Soren with his father Shibu Soren

 

Hemant Soren's mother Roopi Soren

Hemant Soren’s mother Roopi Soren

 

Hemant Soren's elder brother Durga Soren

Hemant Soren’s elder brother Durga Soren

 

Hemant Soren's younger brother Basant Soren

Hemant Soren’s younger brother Basant Soren

 

Hemant Soren with his younger sister Anjali Soren

Hemant Soren with his younger sister Anjali Soren

Hemant Soren is married to Kalpana Soren (Businesswoman), and they have two sons together.

Hemant Soren with his wife Kalpana Soren and their kids

Hemant Soren with his wife Kalpana Soren and their kids

Career

Soren entered politics when he contested the 2005 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, but he lost. On 24 June 2009, he was elected as a member of the Rajya Sabha. On 4 January 2010, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha when he was elected as an MLA from the Dumka seat of Jharkhand. In 2009, he was appointed as the working president of the JMM. On 11 September 2010, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand with Arjun Munda as the CM. On 13 July 2013, he was appointed as the fifth and the youngest Chief Minister of Jharkhand at the age of 38.

Hemant Soren taking oath as the Jharkhand CM in 2013

Hemant Soren taking oath as the Jharkhand CM in 2013

In the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, the BJP got the majority in Jharkhand, and Soren had to resign as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Soren contested and won from the Barhait assembly constituency in the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly Elections. On 8 January 2015, he was appointed as the Leader of Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly. In January 2019, before the 2019 Assembly Elections of Jharkhand, Soren had met with the leaders of the Congress, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P), and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and formed the first Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) of Jharkhand. Soren spearheaded the alliance to contest the Jharkhand Assembly Elections against the BJP.

Hemant Soren (second from right) with other leaders of the Mahagathbandhan

Hemant Soren (second from right) with other leaders of the Mahagathbandhan

During the campaigning of the Jharkhand Assembly Elections, Soren was also projected as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan. In the 2019 Jharkhand Assembly Elections, Soren contested from the Barhait and Dumka assembly seat and won from both the seats. He was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand for the second time. On 29 December 2019, he took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

Hemant Soren taking oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand in 2019

Hemant Soren taking oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand in 2019

Controversy

In 2017, the then Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das had invited Soren to the “Jharkhand Global Investor Summit (GIS).” However, Soren rejected the invitation, and he said-

The summit is a Maha Chintan Shivir of land grabbers and it is being organised to loot the land of Adivasis, Moolvasis and the farmers of the state”

Address

House No. B-63, Harmu Housing Colony, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Assets/Properties

Source- [3]MyNeta

  • Cash: 25.13 lacs INR
  • Bank Deposits: 31.31 lacs INR
  • Bonds & Shares: 4.82 lacs INR
  • Non-Agricultural Land: worth 20 lacs INR in Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • Non-Agricultural Land: worth 2 lacs INR in Angara, Ranchi
  • Residential Building: worth 75 lacs INR in Bokaro, Jharkhand

Salary & Net Worth

  • Salary: 2.72 lacs INR per month (as Jharkhand CM) [4]Wikipedia
  • Net Worth: 8.51 crores INR (as in 2019) [5]MyNeta

Facts/Trivia

  • He loves cycling, playing and watching sports (cricket, table-tennis, and badminton).

    Hemant Soren cycling

    Hemant Soren cycling

  • Once, in an interview, he said-

Not many people know this but I love to cook during my free time as it is a great stressbuster”

Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren (centre) cooking

Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpana Soren (centre) cooking

  • Eventually, Soren was reluctant to enter mainstream politics. However, in 2009, his elder brother, Durga Soren passed away due to brain haemorrhage. The sudden passing away of his brother caused Hemant to be pushed into the JMM leadership. Earlier, Durga Soren was said to be Shibu Soren’s political heir.

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