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Jay Shah Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Jay Shah

Jay Shah is an Indian engineer and business executive famous for being the son of Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India. Jay Shah holds the post of secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and also he is the president of the Asian Cricket Council.

Wiki/Biography

Jay Shah was born on Friday, 2 September 1988 (age 32 years; as of 2020) in Gujarat, India. His zodiac sign is Virgo. His full name is Jay Amit Shah. [1]The Hindu Jay, a qualified engineer, holds a B. Tech degree from Nirma University, Ahemdabad. [2]The New Indian ExpressjQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_2892_2”).tooltip({tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_2892_2”,tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”,effect: “fade”,fadeOutSpeed: 100,predelay: 400,position: “top right”,relative: true,offset: [10, 10]});

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 5 6

Hair Color: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Jay Shah with Sourav Ganguly

Family

Parents & Siblings

Jay Shah is the only son of Amit Shah and Sonal Shah.

Jay Shah's parents, Amit Shah and Sonal Shah

Jay Shahs parents

Wife & Children

Jay Shah got married to Hrishita Patel on 15 February 2015.

From left (Jay's mother), (Jay's wife), Jay Shah, Narendra Modi, and Amit Shah at Jay Shah's wedding

From left: Sonal Shah (Jays mother), Hrishita Patel (Jays wife), Jay Shah, Narendra Modi, and Amit Shah at Jay Shahs wedding

Hrishita is the daughter of a Gujrati businessman, Gunwant Patel, and is said to be Jays childhood friend. Jay and Hrishita are parents to two daughters: Rudri (born in 2017) and another one born in May 2020.

Jay Shah with his wife and elder daughter Rudri

Jay Shah with his wife and elder daughter, Rudri

Career

Business

After completing his formal education, Jay Shah joined his family business of PVC pipelines. Then, in 2004, Jay Shah started his own trading business company under the name Temple Enterprises Pvt Ltd. Jay Shah and Jitendra Shah, an old family friend, were the two directors of the firm. The company shut its operations in October 2016. Jay Shah holds a 60 per cent stake in Kusum Finserve, a stock trading and marketing consultancy company.

Cricket Administration

Jay was appointed as an executive member of the Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) in 2009 and was elevated to the position of joint secretary of GCA in 2013. The biggest project that he oversaw during his tenure as the GCA Joint Secretory was the construction of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahemdabad.

Jay Shah hitting a ball in the nets of GCA Indoor Academy in Ahmedabad

Jay Shah hitting a ball in the nets of GCA Indoor Academy in Ahmedabad

In 2015, junior Shah made a debut in BCCI administration as a member of the finance and marketing committees of the board. In September 2019, he abdicated from the position of GCA joint secretary and was elected as the secretary of BCCI in the next month.

Jay Shah (left), Sourav Ganguly, (center), and BBCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal (right) standing for a picture during a BCCI press conference in Mumbai

Jay Shah (left), Sourav Ganguly, (centre), and BBCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal (right) standing for a picture during a BCCI press conference in Mumbai

In January 2021, Jay Shah was appointed as the president of the Asian Cricket Council.

Facts/Trivia

  • Jay Shah took professional cricket training for a brief period under Jayendra Sehgal at Loyola Hall. Jayendra described Jay Shah as a decent batsman.
  • It is said that Jay Shah acquired the post of BCCI secretory by the virtue of his fathers status.

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