Shri Amit Shah
National President (2014-2017, 2017-2020)
About Amit Shah
Amit Shah was born to Smt. Kusumben and Shri Anilchandra Shah, an affluent Gujarati family in the year 1964 in Mumbai. He lived and studied in his paternal village Mansa, Gujarat until the age of 16, when upon completion of his school education, his family shifted to Ahmedabad. As a young boy he was always inspired by the stories of the great patriots of the nation and dreamt of working for the progress of the motherland. He was especially inspired and influenced by the nationalist spirit and vision of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) and became its active member in Ahmedabad. This was one act that changed his life forever and set him on a momentous journey towards the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Born on 22 October 1964 in Mumbai
Shri Amit Shah was born in 1964 in Mumbai, in the prosperous Gujarati family of Mrs. Kusumben and Mr. Anilchandra Shah. Up to the age of sixteen years, he stayed in his ancestral village of Mansa in Gujarat and got his schooling there itself. After completing his schooling, his family moved to Ahmedabad. In his childhood, he used to get inspired by the biographies of the great nationalists, owing to this inspiration, he also dreamed of serving the Motherland and contributing to the progress of the nation.
Got associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and became the worker of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad
In 1980, at the age of 16 years, being inspired by the ideologies of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) he became the volunteer of the Sangh and after becoming the worker of its students wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) he actively participated in several organizational activities.
President, Gujarat State Finance Corporation
Shri Amitbhai Shah became Chairman of Gujarat State Finance Corporation in 1995. During his term, the corporation not only came out of the deficit, but its profits increased by 214 percent. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Amit Shah, for the first time in the corporation, the lease purchase method, working capital loan and truck loan were introduced.
MLA, Sarkhej and Naranpura constituencies (1997 to 2017)
In 1997, Shri Amit Shah was
nominated for the first time as a BJP
candidate from BJP's Sarkhej
Legislative Assembly and won with a
large number of votes. The
popularity of Amit Bhai in the
assembly constituency can be
adjudged with the fact that his
victory margin went on increasing in
every next elections.
Chairman, Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank
At an age of only 36 years, Shri Amit
bhai became the young Chairman of
the Ahmedabad District Cooperative
Bank. In a short span of one year,
Amit bhai not only recovered the loss
of 20.28 crore rupees but made the
bank attain a profit of 6.60 crore
rupees and distributed a dividend of
10 percent, as well
President, Central Board of Cricket Association, Ahmedabad Vice- President, Gujarat State cricket Association
In 2009, Shri Amit bhai Shah was appointed as the President of the Ahmedabad Central Board of Cricket Association and the Vice-President of Gujarat State Cricket Association.
s organized in Gujarat.
President, Gujarat State Cricket Association
In 2014, after Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. Mr. Amit Shah was appointed the President of "Gujarat State Cricket Association". With his efforts GCA's
"Motera Cricket Stadium" is rapidly growing to be in the category of the world's most modern stadiums.
Trustee, Shri Somnath Temple, Gujarat
In the year 2016, Shri Amit Shah was made the trustee of the Somnath Temple Trust. Aadi Jyotirlinga Shri Somnath Mahadev Temple is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlinga, Prime
Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Shri Lal Krishna Advani are also the trustees of this Trust.
Assume Charge as Minister of Cooperation
Took oath as the Union Minister of Cooperation. PM Modi took an unprecedented decision to create the Ministry of Cooperation with the objective of 'Sahkar se Samridhi' and gave Shri Amit Shah the additional charge of it. Thus, Hon'ble Shri Amit Shah became the first Union Minister of Cooperation of the country.