Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Jagdip Dhankar

Jagdeep Dhankhar (जगदीप धनकड़) is a politician and advocate. He was a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, and member of Lok Sabha from 1989 to 1991. He is the current Governor of West Bengal, since 24 July 2019.

He was born on 18 May 1951 at Kithana (किठाना) Village, Tehsil Chirawa District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan in the family of Chaudhary Gokul Chand Dhankhar. [1] He is member, ICC International Court of Arbitration & Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

Jagdeep Dhankhar did his education from Rajasthan. He did B.Sc., L.L.B from Jaipur and always stood first. He is a professional lawyer.

Member of Parliament

Jagdeep Dhankhar is former Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Lok Sabha) from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, and former Minister in Central Government (1989-91), former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Kishangarh, Rajasthan, former President of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur. The former spokesman of Jat Mahasabha's Reservation Committee, Jagdeep Dhankhar, did a lot of hard work and has significant contribution in getting reservation, OBC status for Jats in Rajasthan. Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar was Sr. Member of Executive Committee of the Bar for the Year 2001-02. [2]

Bio Data at the website of Lok Sabha

9th Lok Sabha

Members Bioprofile

DHANKHAR, CH. JAGDEEP, B.Sc., LL.B. [Janata Dal*—Rajasthan, Jhun-jhunu, 1989]: s. Ch. G.C. Dhankhar; b. at Kithana, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan, May 18, 1951; ed. at Rajasthan University; m. Sudesh Dhankhar, February 1, 1979, 1 s. and 1 d.; Senior Advocate, Social Activist;

Public Offices held: Union Dy. Minister, Parliamentary Affairs, April 21, 1990—November 5, 1990;

Previous Association with Political Parties: Executive Member, N.F. Parliamentary Party, 1990;

Committee Experience: Chairman, Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House, January 19, 1990—April 23, 1990; Member, General Purposes Committee, January 24, 1990—May 28, 1990 and Committee of Privileges, May 14, 1990;

Favourite Pastime and Recreation: Reading, sports, music;

Publications: Articles in various journals on legal subject;

Delegation to Foreign Countries: Member, Parliamentary Delegation to European Parliament;

Travels Abroad: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Europe, U.K., USA,. Luxemburg;

Special Interests: Cooperative movement, agriculture, fine arts;

Sports and Clubs: Table Tennis and Swimming; President, Rajasthan Olympic Association;

Other Information: President, Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, 1986, Member, Rajasthan Bar Council, 1987; Member, Rotary Club, Jaipur; Patron, Surajmal Education Trust, Delhi, Patron, Dayanand Mahila Sarganya Education Trust, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, Gramin Mahila Vidyalaya, Swami Keshvanand Smriti Charitable Trust and Gramothan Vidyapith, Sangaria, Sri Ganga Nagar, Rajasthan;

Permanent Address: Vill. & P.O. Kithana, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

  • Member, Janata Dal (S) with effect from January 11, 1991.

Famous Lawyer

Jagdeep Dhankhar is a famous Criminal Lawyer and International Arbitrator, Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris & Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

He started practice in Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur in 1977 and became youngest President of Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur in 1986.

Appointed West Bengal Governor

Jagdeep Dhankhar has been appointed West Bengal Governor replacing Keshari Nath Tripathi. [3]

External links


  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The Modern History of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 354
  2. Added by Yogeshkalher 07:33, 13 October 2007 (EDT)
  3. Live Law News Network, 20 July 2019

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