Mr Arvind Kejriwal was sworn in the Chief Minister of Delhi for the second time on February 14 at the age of 46 years. Earlier, he became the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi when he was sworn for the first time on 28 December 2013.
An almuni of IIT Kharagpur, Mr Kejriwal completed his B. Tech in mechanical engineering in 1989. He was selected for the Indian Revenue Service in 1993 and was awarded the Ramon Magasaysay award for Emergent Leadership in 2006.
A social activist, political reformer and a former Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax department, Mr Kejriwal is known for his commitment towards the Right to Information and struggle for the anti-corruption Lokpal.
Born on 16 August 1968 at village Siwani in Hisar district of Haryana, Mr Kejriwal is married to an IRS officer and has two children. Mr Kejriwal’s parents live with him.
Long before Mr Kejriwal entered politics, he had formed an NGO Parivartan to address citizens’s grievances related to Public Distribution System (PDS), public works, social welfare schemes, income tax and electricity. He resigned from the income tax department in 2006 and in the same year, he donated his Magsaysay award money as a corpusfund to set-up the Public Cause Research Foundation.