22 Facts About Kapil Sibal

1. Kapil Sibal was born to a distinguished lawyer and was raised in Punjab state, in northwestern India.

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2. Kapil Sibal was born in India on a Sunday, August 8, 1948.

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3. Kapil Sibal married Nina Sibal in 1973, who died of breast cancer in 2000.

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4. Kapil Sibal is the person who introduced the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation system in India for Class IX and Class X and he has started the changes in the IIT JEE pattern.

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5. Kapil Sibal led the Indian delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at Bali in December 2007.

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6. Kapil Sibal led the Indian delegation to the Annapolis Conference, USA, held to gather International support for establishment of a Palestinian state and the realization of Israeli–Palestinian peace during November 2007.

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7. Kapil Sibal represented India in the Annual Meetings of the World Economic Forum in 2005 and 2009 held at Davos, Switzerland.

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8. Kapil Sibal won the constituency of Chandni Chowk for the second time for the Indian National Congress in the Lok Sabha elections of 2009.

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9. Kapil Sibal was the Additional Solicitor General of India between 1989 and 1990, as well.

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10. Kapil Sibal was designated as a Senior Lawyer in 1983.

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11. Kapil Sibal decided to set up his own law practice.

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12. Kapil Sibal said Dassault Aviation was a non-compliant company and as such was not entitled to be awarded the deal The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal.

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13. On the face of it, Kapil Sibal seems to have it all, but scratch the surface and you see.

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14. Kapil Sibal claimed that had Dassault given this undertaking, it would have become L-2 in the deal.

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15. Kapil Sibal claimed the French government has never done a government-to-government contract on defence and such a deal has only been done in the United States under the Foreign Military Sales route.

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16. Kapil Sibal was named a "Living Legend of the Law" by the International Bar Association and in 2006, the Government of India honoured him with the 'Padma Bhushan' award for his distinguished services in the field of Public Affairs.

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17. In 2011 Kapil Sibal has announced a touchscreen tablet computer to be co-developed with private partnership.

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18. Kapil Sibal has penned down the lyrics of the songs "Tere bina" and "Mast hawa" for 2016 Hindi film Shorgul.

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19. Kapil Sibal approved the creation of an Indian Institute of Technology Muddenahalli as part of the 11th 5 year plan.

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20. Kapil Sibal was born on 8 August 1948 in Jalandhar in Punjab.

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21. Kapil Sibal was first nominated in July 1998, as a Member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, from the state of Bihar.

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22. Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party.

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