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Yogi Adityanath Yogi Adityanath Profile Height: 1.63m DOB: 5 June 1972

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht on June 5, 1972 in the village of Panchur, in Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand). His father Anand Singh Bisht was a forest ranger. He completed his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand. Adityanath is also the head priest of the Gorakhnath Math, a position he has held since the death of his guru Mahant Avaidyanath, in September 2014. The UP chief minister is famous for his powerful oratory. Though Yogi Adityanath is known more for his ‘hard-line Hindutva’ image, it is to his credit that people in Gorakhpur, especially around the temple, hold him in high esteem irrespective of whichever caste or community they belong to. Even Muslims around the temple are given "protection" by the Yogi. Yogi Adityanath held the Gorakhpur Lok Sabha sea fro five consecutive terms before giving it up to take over as UP CM last year. At one point, he was the youngest MP in Lok Sabha.

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