Navjot Singh Siddhu

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He was born in a Jat Sikh family of Sidhu Gotra in Patiala, in the Indian state of Punjab. His father, Sardar Bhagwant Singh Sidhu was a decent cricket player and wanted to see his son Navjot as a top-class cricketer. Sidhu briefly studied in Mumbai at HR College of Commerce and Economics. Sidhu was elected to the Lok Sabha as the member from Amritsar in 2004 on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket; he later resigned, following his conviction. After the Supreme Court stayed his conviction, he successfully contested the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, defeating his Congress rival, State Finance Minister Surinder Singla, by 77,626 votes. He is also the present president of World Jat Aryan Foundation. He is a vegetarian. He is married to Navjot Kaur Sidhu a doctor and a member of Punjab Legislative Assembly. The couple has a daughter named Rabia Sidhu and a son named Karan Sidhu.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Navjot Singh Sidhu:-

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu does’nt smoke & drink alcohol
  • Sidhu was born to a Jat Sikh family. His father had also been a cricket player.
  • In the 1987 World Cup, he scored 5 fifties in a row.
  • He walked out of 1996 tour of England because he thought his captain Mohammad Azharuddin was frequently abusing him.
  • He joined politics after retiring from cricket in December 1999.
  • He was dropped after playing only two Tests, but he made a strong Comeback in the World Cup in 1987.
  • He and his wife are known are known for their honest work due to which they have issues with the Akali government in Punjab for their way of working.
  • He made a special appearance in various movies like  ABCD 2, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Mera Pind.
  • He was a popular contestant of  Big Boss 6, but made an early exit due to political commitments.
  • Despite being a Sikh, he has immense knowledge and respect for Hindu religion and is a vegetarian too.
  • He is considered to have mastered meditation, which he started as a result of tough times after his father’s demise.
  • After a long-time absence from his Lok Sabha constituency, an NGO offered a reward of Rs 2 lakh for getting him back.
  • After floundering his political designations finally he joined Indian National Congress (INC) on 15 January 2017.

Profession/Designation Cricketer, Politician, comedian,
Location Amritsar,Punjab
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