Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
() (23 October 1923 – 15 May 2010) was the 11th Vice-President of India
. He served in that position from August 2002, when he was elected to a five-year term by the electoral college following the death of Krishan Kant
, until he resigned on July 21, 2007, after losing the presidential election
to Pratibha Patil
. Shekhawat was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP), a leading member of the National Democratic Alliance
at the time of election. He served as the Chief Minister
three times, from 1977 to 1980, 1990 to 1992 and 1993 to 1998.
His father was Shri Devi Singh Shekhawat and his mother was Shrimati Banne Kanwar. He was born in the village of Khachariawas
in the district of Sikar
. He was married to Shrimati Suraj Kanwar and they had a daughter Shrimati Ratan Kanwar. She is married to the senior B.J.P leader Narpat Singh Rajvi
and they have 3 children - a daughter, Mumal Rajvi, and 2 sons, Vikramaditya Singh Rajvi and Abhimanyu Singh Rajvi.
After the death of Bhairon Singh Shekhawat his 'pagh' was given to his elder grandson Vikramaditya Singh Rajvi(Indian adoption) by Mrs. Suraj Kanwar Shekhawat. While Abhimanyu is taken as Shekhawat's political heir and a young face of the BJP in Rajasthan.
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat completed high school but was unable to complete college due to his father's death. He had to support his family. He worked as a farmer and a sub-inspector of police. His website... Read More