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Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal (born 16 June 1968) is an Indian social activist working under the banner India Against Corruption. He was an Indian Revenue Service official before joining social and political activities.

He was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership in 2006, for activating India's Right to Information movement at grassroots and social activities to empower the poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding the government answerable to the people. Kejriwal is also a Saathi (fellow) of the Association for India's Development, a Global Impact award winning NGO. In 2006 after resigning from IRS, he founded an NGO Public Cause Research Foundation by donating his Magasaysay award money as corpus fund. In 2010, he along with a few like minded people formed India Against Corruption which aimed at enacting of strong and effective anti-corruption law in India.

Kejriwal is married to Sunita, who is also an IRS officer and his batchmate from National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie. Presently she is working as an Additional Director in Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. They live near Delhi with their two children. Arvind Kejriwal has written a book titled Swaraj.

Due to differences with Anna Hazare and Kiran Bedi, Kejriwal became active in matters of politics. Anna even told Kejriwal not to use his name for political purposes. However, Anna later met Kejriwal along with social activist Manish Sisodia on October 2 and retaliated by saying that even though their ways were different, their goals were the same.

Source: Wikipedia