Arvind Kejriwal: The Man of the Moment

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The Youngest Chief Minister

Arvind Kejriwal is the youngest Chief Minister of Delhi and the founder of the Aam Aadmi Party. Image source: www.electionliveupdates.com

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The Youngest Chief Minister
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Parents

Kejriwal was born on 16 August 1968 to Gobind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi. Image source: www.thehindu.com

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Parents
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Bright Student

Arvind Kejriwal was a bright student. He cleared his IIT JEE in the first attempt and then joined IIT Kharagpur. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the institute. Kejriwal’s father Gobind Ram wanted him to become a doctor. However, destiny had some other plans for him. Image source: ibnlive.in.com

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Bright Student
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Tata Steel

In 1989, Kejriwal joined Tata Steel. During his stint at Tata Steel, he continued to prepare for the Civil Services Exam which he cleared in the first attempt. Image source: dnaindia.com

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Tata Steel
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Mother Teresa

Kejriwal had worked with Mother Teresa for two months in Kolkata. Image source: upload.wikimedia.org

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Mother Teresa
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Indian Revenue Service

In 1995, after clearing the Civil Services Exam, he joined Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax. At IRS, Kejriwal refused to accept the services of a peon and believed in doing his own work. Kejriwal’s wife Sunita is also an IRS officer. Image source: 

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Indian Revenue Service
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Simple Man

Kejriwal is a simple man at heart. He is a vegetarian and does not even celebrate his birthday. He believes in Vipassana and meditation. Image source: im.rediff.com

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Simple Man
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Swaraj

Kejriwal is the author of the book Swaraj published in 2012. Image source: //ecx.images-amazon.com

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Swaraj
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Favourite Actor

During his college days, he was more inclined towards theatre and acting. Aamir Khan is his favourite Bollywood actor. Image source: www.tellychakkar.com

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Favourite Actor
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Parivartan

While he was working at IRS, he formed the NGO Parivartan to fight against corruption. The NGO helped people get their work done without giving bribes. Image source:dnaindia.com

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Parivartan
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Raman Magsaysay Award

In 2006, Kejriwal received the Raman Magsaysay Award for his work against corruption. He has won many other awards. The money which he got from these awards was donated to various NGOs. Image source:ibnlive.in.com

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Raman Magsaysay Award
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Jan Lokpal Bill

Kejriwal played an instrumental role in drafting the Jan Lokpal Bill along with Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi. He has also played a major role in getting the Right to Information Act passed. Image source: 4.bp.blogspot.com

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Jan Lokpal Bill
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