The Marathon Man

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Name: Pawan Ku­mar Cham­ling Age: 67 Ed­u­ca­tional qual­i­fi­ca­tion: School dropout Pre­vi­ous pro­fes­sion: Po­lice con­sta­ble, Class I con­trac­tor As­sets: `10 crore Fam­ily: Two wives, four sons and four daugh­ters Po­lit­i­cal record: On April 28, he be­came In­dia’s long­est serv­ing CM, hold­ing on to the chair for 23 years and 137 days, since De­cem­ber 12, 1994. He broke the record of Jy­oti Basu, who was in charge of West Ben­gal be­tween June 21, 1977, and Novem­ber 5, 2000 Also known as: Ki­ran, his pen name; has au­thored 19 books in Nepali, English and Hindi A chief min­is­ter he ad­mires: Mad­hya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Fit­ness mantra: Sticks to or­ganic veg­eta­bles, does yoga and car­dio ex­er­cises; is a tee­to­taller Stress buster: Ra­jesh Khanna and Smita Patil films, old songs by Mo­ham­mad Rafi, Kishore Ku­mar and Lata Mangeshkar Books that in­flu­enced him: Roots: The Saga of an Amer­i­can Fam­ily by Alex Ha­ley and Long Walk to Free­dom by Nel­son Man­dela

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