Rajeshwar Tewari is an Indian Bridge player and an IT professional at the HCL. He won the silver medal in the Asian Games 2022. He is the founder member of the Team Formidable.
Rajeshwar Tewari was born in 1963 (age 60 years; as of 2023) in Delhi, India. He completed his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Delhi. He completed his graduation in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi and pursued his post-graduation in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from IIT Mumbai. He has been working as an IT professional for the past 34 years. Bridge Pathshala
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
His mother’s name is Kanta Paul Dhawan. There is not much information about his father and siblings.
Wife & Children
Rajeshwar Tewari is married to Bindu Tewari. He has two daughters including Chitra Tewari.
In 1986, Rajeshwar Tewari joined TCS as a Programmer Analyst. In Mar 1988, he left the job and joined as a director at P. P. Systems Task Pvt Ltd. He served as a director for the next seven years. In April 1995, he joined NIIT as the Head and served there for almost ten years before joining HCL Technologies. In November 2005, he joined HCL Tech company as the BU Head. In 2011, he was promoted to the Software Asset Management (SAM) function head of HCL Tech. He developed his interest in the Bridge game when he was pursuing his master’s from IIT Mumbai. Rajeshwar Tewari’s interest in bridge games led him to a level where he represented India in several National and international bridge championships as a professional player. LinkedIn – Rajeshwar Tewari
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- On 6 October 2023, the Indian men’s bridge team including Rajeshwar Tewari, Raju Tolani, Ajay Prabhakar Kahre, and Sumit Mukherjee secured a silver medal in the bridge at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou. Times of India
- On 29 October 2022, the Indian men’s bridge team consisting of Rajeshwar Tewari, Keyzad Ankaleswaria, Sumit Mukherjee, D Majumdar, Jaggy Shivdasani and Sandeep Thakral won the bronze medal in the 4th Asia Cup bridge championship in Jakarta, Indonesia. Bridge Winners
- He secured a Bronze medal at the 18th Asian Games in 2018.
- The arrest of the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan caused a huge disturbance in Pakistan. Despite that, all the 32 members of the bridge team from India were safe in Lahore and were treated nicely at the five-star hotel named Pearl Continental Hotel. Rajeshwar Tewari talked to PTI before boarding a flight from Amritsar airport and said,
The organisers made sure they felt completely safe in the confines of the Pearl Continental Hotel. They made us feel special ever since we crossed the Wagah border to enter Pakistan. The president of the Pakistan Bridge Federation came to the border to welcome us. The competition was not of the highest standards but in terms of hospitality, this is the best experience we have had out of all the overseas tournaments we have taken part in. We too are known for our hospitality in India but when they come here, it will be difficult for us to match them.” ABP News
- The Minister of Earth Sciences of India, Kiren Rijiju, congratulated the Indian men’s bridge team on Twitter for securing the silver medal at the Asian Games in 2023. The tweet read,
The Men's Bridge maestros, Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tewari, Sandeep Thakral, Raju Tolani, Ajay Khare & Sumit Mukherjee, orchestrate a symphony of success with their well-deserved Silver Medal at #AsianGames!
Congratulations Champions!#Cheer4India#JeetegaBharat pic.twitter.com/BLKfKt8GmV
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) October 6, 2023
- He secured the first rank in HCL International Bridge Championship 2005 with a 482.80 digit score. HCL Bridge