The Rashtriya Janta Dal supremo and former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has a completely different side to his personality.
He is an absolute family man. Married to Rabri Devi for more than four decades, Lalu's affection for his family is noticeable. Together they have two sons Tej Pratap and Tejasvi and seven daughters Misha Bharti, Rohini Acharya, Chanda, Ragini,Dhannu, Hema, Lakshmi.
Lalu named his eldest daughter, Misa which was the acronym for Maintenance of Internal Security Act. The dreaded law during Emergency, when lakhs of people were thrown into jails without rhyme or reason. Lalu was one among them. He was in jail at the time of the birth of his daughter, hence, the name Misa.
Lalu's son Tejasvi Yadav is a medium pace bowler representing Jharkhand in domestic cricket.
Lalu's wife Rabri Devi has been an important part of Bihar's polity.
Politics was never Rabri's cup of tea which made her election as the chief minister of Bihar the most unforeseen act in the history of Indian politics.
Lalu's sudden resignation, because of a CBI probe and his imminent arrest, forced him to look for a dependable politician to hold the chief minister's seat, till he returned. Who else, but, his loyal wife Rabri Devi
Rabri was appointed the chief minister of Bihar, a woman with negligible education, who could not read official files, and had to depend on advisers for each of her official actions.
Rabri's inexperience in the filed of politics invited criticisms, but the lady soon picked up the ropes of politics.