Facts need to know about Louisiana governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal

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Louisiana governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal who jumped into the 2016 US presidential race with a twitter message. He became the first Indian-American and 13th Republican candidate to do so. He announced his candidature for the White House race on Wednesday. 

All you need to know about Bobby Jindal

Below are the important facts need to know about him

  • He was born on June 10, 1971 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Amar and Raj Jindal, immigrants from Indian state of Punjab.
  • Son of immigrants from India, Piyush Bobby Jindal started his political career while studying at Brown University. He graduated with honors in biology and public policy.
  • He became first Indian American to be elected governor in the United States in 2007.
  • He turned down admissions to medical and law schools at Harvard and Yale to attend Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.
  • He changed his first name Piyush to Bobby when he was child after one of the characters on the television humorous drama The Brady Bunch.
  • He converted to Christianity in high school after a friend shared his faith with him.
  • At the age of 28, he was appointed the youngest-ever president of the University of Louisiana system.
  • He was appointed assistant secretary for the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2001.
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