Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Profession: Politician, Shooter, Retired Army Personnel

Daughter of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Gauri Rathore

Father of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Laxman Singh Rathore (Indian Army Personnel)

Mother of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Manju Rathore

Sister of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Ritu Chohan

Son of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Manavaditya Singh Rathore

Wife/Spouse of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Gayathri Rathore (Doctor - m. 1998-present)

Favourite Authors of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Paulo Coelho, Tony Robbins, Chetan Bhagat

Favourite Destination of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore


Favourite Gun of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Perazzi Italian

Favourite Politician of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Narendra Modi

Favourite Shooter of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Abhinav Bindra

Controversies of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

In May 2013, his name was dragged into a "failed" dope test that was conducted before the Athens Games in 2004. In the 2004 World Cup in Bangkok, he had tested positive for the 'A' sample, but the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) cleared him after he returned negative for his 'B' sample. Rathore felt that digging this issue after 9 years by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) because the April 6 elections were declared "null and void" by the Delhi High Court in March 2013.   NRAI challenged the decision of allowing the plea of Rathore that the election was a 'sham and be quashed' as he was denied an opportunity to contest.   Taking note of Rathore's plea, the court said that denying him the right to contest elections was not justified.   In February 2015, a false report on his remark on women journalist created controversy after he made comments on the role of women journalists during an interaction with women from the field of media at the Indian Women Press Corps. He said, "Your role could be far better utilized without going out in the field. Not that you should not go out. In the sense of safety and security, the working hours, conditions, and different roles attached as a mother, sister or a wife."   However, Rathore denied making such demeaning remarks on women journalists and said, "Wrong interpretation. My wife is an ex-soldier," read a tweet, while another added "False, false, false. Totally false, Shame."  

Information about Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

His father, Col L S Rathore, served in the infantry & fought in the 1971 Indo-Pak war  When he won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, his family couldn't see that proud moment on TV because of a cable operator's strike.  As Major in the Indian Army, he was conferred with the 'Sword of Honor' from Indian Military Academy in 1990.  Later he got selected in the prestigious National Defense Academy (NDA) and joined the Indian Army after receiving his training. When he was posted in the tough terrain of Kashmir, he restored his shooting skills.  In 1996 he began his shooting training at the Army Marxman Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. Later, he continued his practice at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi  In 2004, he was honoured with the highest sports honour of India, the 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award' by the Government of India.  Does Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore smoke?: Not Known  On 3 September 2017, he succeeded Vijay Goel as India's sports minister  Does Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore drink alcohol?: Not Known  In his younger days, he was equally good in cricket and was selected in the Madhya Pradesh cricket team for the Ranji Trophy, but his mother told him not to play cricket when he was in 10th standard as it would have hampered his studies. In the same standard, he was given a scholarship by the School Games Federation.  He also won gold medals in sports, such as – basketball, volleyball, cricket, boxing, and water polo at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), and for that, he was honoured with the 'Blazer of IMA' award.  He had an interest in shooting since his childhood, and when he realized this, he started improving his skills with a greater amount of practice.  Multi-talented Rajyavardhan was born into a disciplined family as his father was an army man, and mother, a teacher  He won many medals at the NDA for which he was honoured with the NDA blazer, the highest sports honour of NDA.  In 1998, he stepped onto a shooting range when the army decided to build a shooting team  As Colonel in the Indian Army, he has rewarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM)', a gallantry award, especially for his services in the 1999 Kargil war. 

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