Bipin Rawat Age, Wife, Son, Salary, Biography, Death, Wiki, and More

Bipin Rawat (16 March 1958 – 8 December 2021) was an Indian Chief of Defence Staff General. He was appointed as India’s first CDS on 30 December 2019 and assumed office on 1 January 2020. He served as the 57th and last Chairman of the Army Chiefs of Staff Committee, as well as the 26th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, before becoming CDS. Here is his biography and wiki.

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Bipin Rawat was born and brought up in Saina Village, Brimoli, Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal Uttar Pradesh but that region is now part of Uttrakhand. He comes from a family of Rajputs in Uttarakhand whose members have been serving in the Indian army for generations. Rawat’s father was a lieutenant general and came from Sainj village, Pauri Garhwal district. His mother was a native of Uttarkashi and the daughter of Kishan Singh Parmar, an ex-MLA from Uttarkashi. Rawat’s caste is Kshatriya Rajput and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Bipin Rawat Biography

NameBipin Rawat
ProfessionArmy Personnel
Date of Birth16 March 1958
Death Date8 December 2021
Death PlaceCoonoor, Tamil Nadu
Death CauseAir Crash
WifeMadhulika Rawat
BirthplaceSaina Village, Brimoli, Lansdowne, Pauri
Age63 years
HometownLansdowne, Pauri Garhwal, Uttrakhand, India
Zodiac SignPisces ♓

Bipin Rawat Educational Qualification

He did his schooling from Cambrian Hall School, Dehradun, and St. Edward’s School, Shimla. Then he attended the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla, and then the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, where he received the “Sword of Honour”. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington (New Zealand), and the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth (Kansas).

He has an MPhil degree in Defence Studies, a diploma in Management, as well as a diploma in Computer Studies from the University of Madras. A doctorate of philosophy in strategic studies of military media was awarded to him by Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in 2011.

He studied at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, where he was awarded the “Sword of Honour.”  He joined the 5th Battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles, a unit that his father commanded after he graduated from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, on 16 December 1978.

School– Cambrian Hall School, Dehradun
– St. Edward’s School, Shimla
College/ University– National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla
– Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
– Defense Services Staff College, Wellington
– United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
– Madras University
– Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut
Education Qualification– MPhil Degree from The DSSC
– Diploma in Management and Computer from Madras University
– Doctorate in Philosophy from CCU, Meerut

Bipin Rawat Family

Bipin Rawat’s father’s name is Laxman Singh Rawat who was a lieutenant general while his mother’s name is not known but she was the daughter of Uttarkashi’s ex-MLA Kishan Singh Parmar.

Among Bharat Singh Rawat’s relatives is Bipin Rawat’s paternal uncle, who is also a retired Havaldar (non-commissioned officer) of the Indian Army. Harinandan, his other uncle, was also a member of the Indian Army.

Father: Laxman Singh Rawat

Mother: Not Known

Brother: Not Known

Sister: Not Known

Bipin Rawat Wife, Son, Daughter

Bipin Rawat’s wife’s name is Madhulika Rawat, she was President of the Army Women Welfare Association (AWWA).

He has two daughters named Kritika Rawat while another’s name is not available.

Marital status: Married

Marriage date: Not Known

Wife: Madhulika Rawat

Son: Not Known

Daughter: Kritika Rawat

Bipin Rawat Height, Weight, and Body Measurements

Heightin centimeters: 173 cm
in meters: 1.73 m
in feet inches: 5’8″
Weightin kilogram: Not Known
In pounds: Not Known
Body MeasurementsNot Available
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

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RankFour-Star General
Unit5/11 Gorkha Rifles
Service NumberIC-35471M
Service Years 16 December 1978 – 8 December 2021
Commands• Southern Command III Corps
• 19th Infantry Division
• MONUSCO North Kivu Brigade
• Rashtriya Rifles, Sector 5

Awards and Honours

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Yudh Seva Medal
  • Sena Medal
  • Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Special Service Medal
  • Operation Parakram Medal
  • Sainya Seva Medal
  • High Altitude Service Medal
  • Wound Medal
  • Videsh Seva Medal

On 16 December 1978, Rawat was commissioned into the 11th Gorkha Rifles, the same unit as his father. Having been involved in counter-insurgency operations for ten years, he was well versed in high-altitude warfare.

During his time as a Major, he commanded a company in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir. He commanded the 5th battalion of the 11 Gorkha Rifles in the Eastern sector along the Line of Actual Control at Kibithu as a Colonel. He commanded the 5th Sector of the Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore after being promoted to the rank of Brigadier. Afterward, he commanded a multinational Brigade in a Chapter VII mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) where he received two Force Commander’s Commendations.

Rawat became the General Officer Commanding the 19th Infantry Division (Uri) after promotion to Major General. Prior to taking over the Southern Army in Pune, he commanded the III Corps, headquartered in Dimapur.

The following personnel appointments were held by him: an instructional appointment at the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), General Staff Officer Grade 2 with the Military Operations Directorate, Logistics Staff Officer with a Reorganized Army Plains Infantry Division (RAPID) in central India, Colonel Military Secretary and Deputy Military Secretary with the Military Secretary’s Branch, and Senior Instructor with the Junior Command Wing.

He was also the Major General General Staff (MGGS) of the Eastern Command.

On 1 January 2016, Rawat assumed the post of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Southern Command after being promoted to the Army Commander grade.

He took over the post of Vice Chief of Army Staff on 1 September 2016 after a short tenure as vice chief of army staff.

In an official announcement on 17 December 2016, the Government of India announced that he had been named the 27th Chief of the Army Staff, succeeding Praveen Bakshi and P. M. Hariz. Upon the retirement of General Dalbir Singh Suhag, he became the 27th Chief of Army Staff.

General Dalbir Singh Suhag and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw were the first two officers to become Chief of the Army Staff from the Gorkha Brigade and Rawat became the third officer from the Gorkha Brigade to become the Chief of the Army Staff. In 2019, General Rawat was inducted into the International Hall of Fame at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. Additionally, he was appointed honorary General of the Nepalese Army. Traditionally, both Nepali and Indian armies confer the honorary title of General to their chiefs to indicate their close and special military ties.

Bipin Rawat Ranks List

Second Lieutenant16 December 1978
Lieutenant16 December 1980
Captain31 July 1984
Major16 December 1989
Lieutenant Colonel1 June 1998
Colonel1 August 2003
Brigadier1 October 2007
Major General 20 October 2011
Lieutenant General1 June 2014
General (COAS)1 January 2017
General (CDS)31 December 2019

Bipin Rawat Death

The Indian Air Force Mil Mi-17 helicopter in which general Rawat, his wife, and others were en route to the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, where he was to deliver a lecture on December 8, 2021, crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. The Indian Air Force confirmed later that General Rawat, his wife, and eleven others had died.

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Bipin Rawat Salary

Salary: Rs. 250,000/month + Other Allowances

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How did Bipin Rawat Died?

General Rawat’s Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, while he, his wife, and several other people were en route to Wellington, where he was to deliver a lecture on December 8, 2021. Later, the Indian Air Force confirmed the deaths of General Rawat, his wife, and eleven others.

When was Bipin Rawat born?

16 March 1958.

When did Bipin Rawat Die?

8 December 2021.

Where is Bipin Rawat from?

Saina Village, Birmoli, Lansdowne, Pauri,
Pauri Garhwal, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Who is Bipin Rawat’s wife?

Madhulika Rawat.

What was the Rank of Bipin Rawat?

Four-Star General.

Facts and Trivia

  • His Zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • He became India’s first Chief of Defence Staff in January 2019.
  • He was promoted to Brigadier and appointed to command 5 Sector of Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore
  • He was also an honorary general of the Nepalese Army.
  • CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 other died in a tragic accident that occurred near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu aboard an IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter with a crew of four. The Indian Air Force reports that Bipin Rawat visited the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiri Hills) to address faculty and students.


This article highlights the wiki and biography of Late. For Star General of Indian Army “Bipin Rawat”. He was born and raised in Saina Village, Birmoli, Lansdowne. After completing his schooling he joined NDA in Khadakwasla. In 1978, he was commissioned into the 5th Battalion, 11 Gorkha Rifles, after passing out of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. Mr. Rawat began demonstrating his military skills as soon as he was inducted into the Indian army as a Second Lieutenant. He has a deep understanding of high-altitude warfare and has conducted Counter-insurgency operations for over ten years. Bipin Rawat’s distinguished service during his 37-year career garnered various awards, including the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.

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