Bipin Rawat Age, Death, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Profession Army Personnel Famous For Being the first Chief of Defence Staff of India Physical Stats & More Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 8” Eye Colour Dark Brown Hair Colour Grey Military Service Service/Branch Indian Army Rank Four-Star General Service Years 16 December 1978 – 8 December 2021 (till his death) Unit 5/11 Gorkha Rifles Service Number IC-35471M Commands • Southern Command III Corps
• 19th Infantry Division
• MONUSCO North Kivu Brigade
• Rashtriya Rifles, Sector 5 Career Ranks • Second Lieutenant (16 December 1978)
• Lieutenant (16 December 1980)
• Captain (31 July 1984)
• Major (16 December 1989)
• Lieutenant-Colonel (1 June 1998)
• Colonel (1 August 2003)
• Brigadier (1 October 2007)
• Major General (20 October 2011)
• Lieutenant-General (1 June 2014 (substantive))
• General (1 January 2017) Designations (major ones) • 37th Vice Chief of the Army Staff (1 September 2016 – 31 December 2016)
• 27th Chief of the Army Staff (31 December 2016 – 31 December 2019)
• 32nd Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (27 September 2019 – 31 December 2019)
• 1st Chief of the Defence Staff (31 December 2019 – 8 December 2021; till his death) Awards, Honours, Achievements • Param Vishisht Seva Medal

• Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
• Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
• Yudh Seva Medal
• Sena Medal
• Vishisht Seva Medal
• Padma Vibhushan (Civil Service) in 2022 Personal Life Date of Birth 16 March 1958 Birthplace Saina Village, Birmoli, Lansdowne, Pauri, Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh, India (now in Uttarakhand, India) Date of Death 8 December 2021 Place of Death Coonoor, Tamil Nadu Cremation Date 10 December 2021 Cremation Site Brar Square crematorium at Delhi cantonment

Note: The bodies of General Rawat and his wife, Madhulika Rawat, had been laid side by side on the same pyre. Age (at the time of death) 63 Years Death Cause He was killed after an IAF chopper, carrying him, his wife, and 11 more, crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. Zodiac sign Pisces Signature Nationality Indian Hometown Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India School • Cambrian Hall School, Dehradun
• St. Edward’s School, Shimla College/University • National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla
• Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
• Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington
• United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
• Madras University
• Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut Educational Qualification(s) • MPhil degree from the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington
• Diplomas in Management and Computer Studies from Madras University
• Doctorate of Philosophy from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, in 2011 Religion Hinduism Caste Kshatriya (Rajput) Hobbies Playing Football, Reading Controversies • In 2017, Rawat’s comments against stone pelters in Kashmir created a fuss. His comment was: “In fact, I wish these people, instead of throwing stones at us, were firing weapons at us. Then I would have been happy. Then I could do what I (want to do).”
• Rawat has been criticized by the Indian Army veterans for his suggestion that there should be a code of conduct governing retired soldiers; however, the Army HQ has shown its intention that it doesn’t favour any such code of conduct.
• During an interview with a news channel when asked about the role of women in combat roles, he delivered a controversial statement. He said that women in combat roles could complain about men peeping into their tents while they were changing their clothes. He said, “She will say somebody is peeping, so we will have to give a sheet around her.”
• In 2017, he was criticized for awarding the Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation card to Major Leetul Gogoi for “sustained efforts” in counter-insurgency operations. Gogoi made headlines in 2017 for tying a Kashmiri civilian to the front of his jeep, apparently in an attempt to prevent stone-pelters from targeting his convoy.
• In December 2018, his opinion regarding disability pension also sparked a row. He warned soldiers who falsely call themselves ‘disabled’ to earn extra money, through disability pension. He said, “If a soldier is truly disabled, we will pay special attention to them and help them fully, even financially. But, those who falsely call themselves ‘disabled’ and make their disability a way to earn money, I am warning them today, that you better mend your ways otherwise in a few days you might receive special instructions from the Army Headquarters, which will not be good news for you.”
• In December 2019, his comment, which was considered related to the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests across India, triggered a controversy by publicly condemning those leading violent protests, asserting that leadership wasn’t about guiding people to carry out arson and violence. The comment by the general drew sharp criticism from Opposition leaders and also senior retired officers though most of the latter did not want to come on record. Relationships & More Marital Status (at the time of death) Married Marriage Date 14 April 1986

Family Wife/Spouse Madhulika Rawat (President of Army Women Welfare Association (AWWA)

Children Son– Not Known
Daughter(s)– 2
• Kritika Rawat
• He has 1 more daughter

Parents Father– Laxman Singh Rawat (Retired Lt. General Indian Army)
Mother– Name Not Known Money Factor Salary (as the Chief of Defence Staff) Rs. 250,000/month + Other Allowances

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