Saket Gokhale (RTI Activist) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

Saket Mangesh Gokhale was born on Sunday, 3 December 2000 (age 20 years; as of 2020) in India. He grew up in Pune and attended the VIBGYOR High School, Pune. As of 2021, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science (final year) at Sir Parashurambhau College in Pune.

Saket Gokhale
Saket Gokhale
Bio/Wiki
Profession(s) RTI Activist, Social Activist, and Former Journalist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year 1988
Age (As of 2023) Age (As of 2023) 35 Years of 2023
Birthplace Nasik, Mumbai
Signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Nasik, Mumbai
College/University • Wilson College, Mumbai
• Trinity College, London
• Prague School, Czech Republic
Educational Qualification(s) • Journalism and Media Studies (2004-2007)
• Course in Language Teaching [1]
Religion Hinduism [2]
Caste Brahmin [3]
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Political Inclination Congress
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried [4]
Family
Wife/Spouse N/A
Children None
Parents Father– Suhas Gokhale (Retired police officer and senior inspector at the Anti Narcotic Cell)
Mother– Neela Gokhale
Siblings Sister– Shruti Gokhale (Younger)

 

Some Lesser Known Facts About Saket Gokhale

  • Does Saket Gokhale smoke?: Yes
  • Does Saket Gokhale drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Saket Gokhale is a well-known Indian RTI activist, former journalist, and social activist.
  • He started his career as an English teacher at Hampson CS s.r.o. in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic in April 2008.
  • In the same year, in June 2008, he started working as an Independent Foreign Correspondent for Europe and South Asia.
  • He joined Debtwire (Financial Times Group) in October 2009 and worked as a South Asia correspondent.
  • He volunteered as a management and re-structuring consultant at Ladakh Hilfe/REWA Society, Leh, Ladakh in 2011.
  • Saket then started working at Flarepath Digital, Mumbai in April 2014, where he worked as a Head- Brand Content Strategy.
  • In July 2015, he joined HT Media Ltd, New Delhi as Creative Director & Head – Content (Digital Quotient) and worked there till February 2017.
  • He then quit his job and started working as an RTI activist. He has always been in news for his petitions and has filed more than 50 RTIs as of 2021.

 

  • He filed a PIL in the Supreme Court of India to investigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s undeclared assets in April 2019, but his petition was rejected several times as it had many defects. He then penned down a letter to the Chief Justice of India stating that someone in the Supreme Court of India was trying to save PM Narendra Modi. A few lines from his letter were.
  • Amid the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, he filed a plea in the Allahabad High Court to restrain Bhoomi Poojan or a ground-breaking ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. He objected to the gathering of 300 people at the same place and violating the social distancing guidelines issued by the state and centre government. However, the Allahabad High Court rejected his plea, and later, Saket talked about the same on a TV news channel. According to Saket, he received several death threats from BJP and RSS. [6]
  • In 2020, he filed a petition in the Bombay High Court in which he insisted the court to give directions to the Ministry of Women & Child Development to suspend Rekha Sharma as its chairperson. He said that she was promoting anti-Muslim theory “love jihad” among the public. [7]
  • He wrote a complaint letter to the Maharashtra Home Minister in 2021 in which he questioned the former chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis of attaining Remdesivir stock from Gujarat which was only for the government. In his letter, he wrote,

He further wrote,

  • His father, Suhas Gokhale was arrested in 2015 on the day of his retirement for having an alleged contact with a drug dealer. After almost four years, he was cleared from the charge sheet as he was not found guilty. Saket shared a heartfelt post on his social media account, on the eve of father’s day, he wrote,
  • Saket raised Rs. 22 lakhs through a website ‘Our Democracy’ in 2020 to take on BJP’s hate machine. He raised fund through an appeal on his Twitter account, he tweeted,
  • Saket was admitted to a hospital in December 2020; as he had a complaint of chest pain and breathlessness, and he was later, detected with a mild cardiac arrest.

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