Nishant Kumar (Nitish Kumar’s Son) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Nishant Kumar

Nishant Kumar is an engineering graduate from Bihar who is known for being the only child of Bihar’s Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.


Nishant Kumar was born on Sunday, 20 July 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in Bihar. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He did his schooling at St. Karen’s School in Patna, Bihar. During his school days at St. Karen’s in Patna, one of Nishant’s teachers once hit him badly, resulting in a severe lump on his forehead and a fever. Upon hearing the news, Nitish Kumar became very upset and had Nishant’s name removed from the school. Later, Nishant Kumar was sent to a boarding school named Manava Bharati India International School in Mussoorie. However, after a few days, he felt homesick and was called back to Patna by his mother. He was then enrolled in Kendriya Vidyalaya, Patna. Later, he earned an engineering degree from BIT Mesra, Ranchi. [1]Zee News

Family & Caste

He belongs to an OBC (Kurmi) family. [2]The Print

Parents & Siblings

His father, Nitish Kumar, is an Indian politician and the 22nd Chief Minister of Bihar.

Nishant Kumar with his father Nitish Kumar

Nishant Kumar with his father Nitish Kumar

Nishant’s mother, Manju Sinha, was a school teacher. She died of a prolonged illness in 2007. After her death, a park in Kankarbagh was named in her memory.

Nitish Kumar and his son Nishant Kumar (second from left) attending Manju Sinha's birth anniversary celebrations

Nitish Kumar and his son Nishant Kumar (second from left) attending Manju Sinha’s birth anniversary celebrations

He is the only son of his parents.


Nishant Kumar is unmarried.


He resides at 1 Aney Marg, Patna, Bihar, with his father.

Assets & Properties

Movable Assets

Rs. 1 crore and 29 lakhs

Immovable Assets

Rs. 1 crore and 48 lakhs

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).

Net Worth

Nishant’s net worth for the financial year 2018-2019 was estimated to be Rs. 2.77 crore. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [3]Amar Ujala


  • In 2022, his total net worth was calculated at Rs. 2.77 crore, which was five times more than his father, who had a net worth of around Rs. 56 lakhs in the same year. [4]Deccan Herald
  • Reportedly, Nishant Kumar inherited his late mother Manju Sinha’s property.
  • During a media discussion, Nishant Kumar once shared his childhood memory where he mentioned that once his father scared him by hanging him from their home’s balcony when he denied school homework. [5]News 18
  • In 2013, a false birth certificate was registered in the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) under the name of Nishant, son of Nitish Kumar, with the date of birth mentioned as 25/7/10. [6]The Telegraph
  • Nishant Kumar is the least-known son of Bihar’s three well-known politicians – Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar, and Ram Vilas Paswan. He keeps himself away from the media glare, and he also stays away from social and political gatherings. Lalu Yadav’s son, Tejashwi Yadav, and Ram Vilas Paswan’s son, Chirag Paswan both are active politicians.

    Nishant Kumar with his father, Nitish Kumar, while attending a public meeting

    Nishant Kumar with his father, Nitish Kumar, while attending a public meeting

  • In 2017, while interacting with a regional TV channel in Patna, he declined to enter politics and expressed his will to lead a spiritual life. Nishant Kumar said,

    I have no interest, nor any knowledge of how to do politics. So I have decided not to join politics but instead lead a spiritual life.”

    Nishant Kumar during a media conversation

    Nishant Kumar during a media conversation

  • Nishant loves reading spiritual books.
  • Nishant wants to see his father become the prime minister of the country. In an interview with a media house, he said,

    My father is doing good work and if people support him, the day is not far when he will become Prime Minister as well.”

  • Nishant Kumar calls Prime Minister Narendra Modi “uncle.” In a media interview, while talking about the collaboration of his father with Narendra Modi, he said,

    Since PM Narendra Modi is with my father, he is like an uncle to me. He has done a lot of good work for the nation against corruption through demonetization and against terror through the surgical strike.”

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