Kiren Rijiju is an inspirational lawyer and famous politician hailing from the state of Arunachal Pradesh. He was born on November 19, 1971, in Nakhu, a medium-size village situated in the Nafra circle of West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. He is the son of Sri Rinchin Kharu and Shrimati Chirai Rijiju. Kiren’s Father, Sri Rinchin Kharu was the first pro-term speaker of Arunachal Pradesh to give oath to the members of the first state assembly.
Kiren Rijiju gained good education at the Hansraj College, University of Delhi and also qualified with a law degree from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He actively took part as a social worker and students leader in his school time. As a youngster, he participated in the Festival of India in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the year 1987. Rijiju has represented India in various social as well as cultural programmes held in numerous countries. He has also travelled to many developed countries in the world as a member of many parliamentary delegations. Rijju was well known as the best athlete in his school and college days and has participated in many national games like badminton, football, etc. He has written various articles in newspapers and magazines on social, cultural and political issues.
Kiren Rijiju is recognized as the face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in North East India. At the age of 29, he served as a Member of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission starting from 2000 to 2005 year. He is regarded as one of the most iconic political leader in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and in North East India.
In the general election of the 2014 year, Kiren Rijiju was elected as a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha, representing the Arunachal West Lok Sabha Constituency. He became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of State for Minority Affairs in May 2019.
On July 7, 2021, Kiren Rijiju was promoted as a Minister of Law and Justice in an expansion of the Union Cabinet and Union Council of Ministers.