Tarkishore Prasad Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Tarkishore Prasad

Tarkishore Prasad is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and one of the two deputy CMs of Bihar. He has been elected as the MLA from Katihar constituency of Bihar for four successive terms (2005-2020).


Tarkishore was born in 1956 (age 64 years; as of 2020) in Talkhua village located in Bihar’s Saharsa district. His full name is Tarkishore Prasad Bhagat. Prasad completed matriculation from High School Katihar in 1970, and then intermediate education from Darshan Sah College, Katihar. [1]My Neta Since his younger days, Tarkishore has been associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). He worked for the RSS in various superior positions and then used the RSS ladder to gradually climb into politics.

An old picture of Tarkishore Prasad with the former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

An old picture of Tarkishore Prasad with the former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Family & Caste

Tarkishore Prasad belongs to the Kalwar caste of the Vaishya community. [2]The Financial Express

Parents & Siblings

His father, Ganga Prasad Bhagat, used to run a small-scale textile business in Saharsa.

Wife & Children

Prasad is married; however, he has not yet revealed the identity of his wife and his children.

Political Career

Tarkishore won his first election by a slim margin of 165 votes from Katihar constituency in the 2005 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. Since then, he has retained the seat for four consecutive assembly elections. In the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, he won the electorate from Katihar constituency after defeating RJD’s Ram Prakash Mahato by 10,000 votes. After the victory in the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, the NDA government in Bihar appointed him and Renu Devi as the two deputy CMs of Bihar. He has been allotted the finance, commercial tax, environment, forest and disaster management, urban development, and information technology departments in Bihar government. He is also the leader of BJP’s legislature party in Bihar.

BJP leader Tarkishore Prasad swearing in as a deputy CM of Bihar at Raj Bhavan, Patna

BJP leader Tarkishore Prasad swearing-in as a deputy CM of Bihar at Raj Bhavan, Patna


Mohalla – Mirchaibari, P.O. – Katihar, District – Katihar, Bihar

Net Worth

As of 2020, he has a net worth of INR 1.9 crores. [3]My Neta


  • Tarkishore Prasad has a criminal case of “undue influence or personation at an election” registered against him; however, he has not been convicted under the charges framed against him. [4]My Neta
  • According to the election affidavit submitted to the Election Commission of India by Tarkishore Prasad, apart from being a politician, he is also a farmer and a businessperson by profession. [5]My Neta
  • Tarkishore Prasad once fumbled while taking PM Narendra Modi‘s name while giving a press bite. The video went viral on the internet. As a result, he was trolled by the opposition and netizens on social media platforms.

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