Father: Virendra Bhatia
Age: 45 Years
Hometown: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
• Senior Advocate
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 177 cm
in meters– 1.77 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 10”
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Positions held||• 2012: Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India
• 2017: National Spokesperson Bharatiya Janata Party
|Date of Birth||16 February 1977 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||45 Years|
|Birthplace||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|College/University||• La Martinière College, Lucknow
• University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, United States
|Educational Qualification(s) The Print||• Law degree from Lucknow University
• Undergraduate degree from Bridgeport University, a private American institute.
|Relationships & More|
Father– Virendra Bhatia (former Samajwadi Party member)
Mother– Saroj Bhatia
|Siblings||He has one sister.|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Gaurav Bhatia
- Gaurav Bhatia is a senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India. In 2017, he was appointed as the National Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
- In 2012, he was appointed as an additional advocate general (AGG) for the Akhilesh Yadav government; however, in 2016, his position was revoked by the Uttar Pradesh government. During the same time, he worked with the Samajwadi Party as its National Spokesperson and the National President of the Samajwadi Party’s Legal Wing.
- Soon after joining the Supreme Court of India as an advocate, he was appointed as the Bar Association’s Honorary Secretary of Supreme Court from 2015 to 2017. He then worked as an Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India before being designated as a Senior Advocate.
Gaurav Bhatia posing outside a court
- His father was a former member of Rajya Sabha and also served as an Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh.
- On 2 April 2017, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party as its National Spokesperson after resigning from the Samajwadi Party on 5 February 2017. He claimed in a media conference that Samajwadi Party had failed to protect the interests of the legal community in Uttar Pradesh.
- As a national spokesperson of a political party in India, Gaurav Bhatia often appears on several national television news channels to participate in political discussions and debates. In November 2018, in a media debate on India TV, Gaurav Bhatia told his co-panellist and Congress spokesperson Ragini Nayak that if she would call Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a thief, then he would call Rahul Gandhi a peon. Gaurav said,
if she called PM Modi a “chor (thief)”, he reserved the right to call Rahul Gandhi a “chaprasi”. Rahul Gandhi a “khandani chor”, and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra “the mother of future Congress presidents.”
Gaurav Bhatia on a news channel debate
- He remains very active on various social media platforms. On Twitter, he has over 582k followers. More than 53k people follow him on Twitter. Over 5k people follow his Instagram account. He has a YouTube channel, which has over 1k subscribers. He often posts his pictures and videos related to politics on social media.
- On 13 July 2022, he came into the limelight, when he put severe allegations against former vice-president of India Hamid Ansari that during the Ansari and the Congress rule in India, a Pakistani journalist named Nusrat Mirza visited India five times and collected some sensitive information from India and passed it to Pakistan’s spy agency ISI. Zee News Bhatia cited,
Mirza’s purported comments that he had visited India on Ansari’s invitations and also met him, but the former vice president rejected the claims.”
In a response to Bhatia’s allegations, Hamid Ansari said that the invitations sent to the foreign delegates were on the advice of the Government of India or the Ministry of External Affairs. He added that he never invited Nusrat Mirza to India. Hamid said,
I had inaugurated the Conference on Terrorism, on December 11, 2010, the ‘International Conference of Jurists on International Terrorism and Human Rights’. As is the normal practice, the list of invitees would have been drawn by the organisers. I never invited him or met him.”