Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Vice President of India & President IIPA 2022 Onwards

Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar


Name: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar

Father's Name: Late Shri Gokal Chand

Mother's Name: Late Srimati Kesari Devi

Date of Birth: 18 May, 1951

Place of Birth: Village Kithana, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan

Marital Status: Married (Year, 1979)

Spouse's Name: Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar

Children: One daughter (Smt. Kamna)

School Education: Had his early education from Class 1 to 5 in village Kithana, at the Government Primary School


In Class 6 he took admission in the Government Middle School, Ghardhana, at a distance of 4-5 kms and travelled on foot along with other village students to the school.

In 1962, after successfully passing the Chittorgarh, Sainik School, Entrance Examination got admitted to Class 5 in the School on Full Merit Scholarship.

Passed from Chittorgarh, Sainik School, after taking the Indian School Certificate Examination recognized by the Cambridge University.

College education

Graduated in B.Sc. (Honors) Physics from Maharaja’s College, Jaipur, affiliated to the University of Rajasthan.

Professional education

1978-1979 LLB from the University of Rajasthan.


Was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate with effect from 10.11.1979.


Designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan with effect from 27.3.1990, Since 1990 Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar had been practicing primarily in the Supreme Court and his focus area of litigation have been in the field of Steel, Coal, Mining and International Commercial Arbitration, amongst others. He has appeared in various High Courts in the country and was the senior-most designated Senior Advocate of the State till assuming the Office of the Governor on 30 July, 2019.

Permanent Address

Village & P.O. Kithana, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.

Present Address

Vice-President's House,

6, Maulana Azad Road,

New Delhi - 110 011

Telephone - 011-23016422, 23016344

E-mail: vpindia[at]nic[dot]in


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