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Captain Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh

Biography

A stalwart figure in Indian Politics, Captain Amarinder Singh comes from the royal family of Patiala and has served in Indian Army as a commissioned officer.
He has served as the 26th chief minister (Mar 2017 to Sep 2021) of Punjab. Prior to this, he served as chief minister of Punjab from 2002-2007. He is an elected Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala. He won a seat in Lok Sabha for the first time in 1980. Besides politics, Singh worked for the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966. Singh was born to Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala who belonged to the Phulkian dynasty of Sidhu Brar descent. He did his schooling from the Welham Boys’ School and Lawrence School Sanawar, The Doon School, Dehradun. His wife, Preneet Kaur, was an MP and Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014. They have one son and one daughter. Prior to joining politics, he was in the Indian Army. In 1963 he joined the Army after graduating from the National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy before resigning in early 1965. As hostilities broke out with Pakistan he again rejoined the Indian Army and served as Captain in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War. He served in the Sikh Regiment.

Personal Life

Full Name Captain Amarinder Singh
Date of Birth 01 Jan 1970 (Age 52)
Place of Birth Patiala
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Graduate
Profession Politician
Father's Name Yadavindra Singh
Mother's Name Mohinder Kaur
Spouse's Name Preneet Kaur
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)

Contact

Permanent address H No 1669 New Motibagh colony Patiala
Present address 7-B, Janpath, New Delhi -110 001
Contact number 09871200042
Email Yuvie42@hotmal.com
Website http://captainamarindersingh.com/
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Captain Amarinder Singh is also a profound writer and has penned some number of books. He has written books on war and Sikh history which include A Ridge Too Far, Lest We Forget, The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of Lahore Durbar and The Sikhs in Britain: 150 years of Photographs. His most recent works include Honour and Fidelity: India's Military Contribution to the Great War 1914 to 1918 released in Chandigarh on 6 December 2014, and The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War- which contains his memoirs of the 1965 Indo-Pak war. He has a special interest in sports like Polo, Riding, Cricket, Squash and Badminton.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    Captain resigned as the chief minister of Punjab on 18 September 2021.
  • 2017
    Congress won the Assembly Elections with the majority, and Capt. Amarinder Singh became CM. He took oath as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab.
  • 2016
    He resigned from Loksabha on 23 Nov. 2016 and fully dedicated himself for Punjab Assembly Elections.
  • 2015
    He was elected as President of Punjab Congress.
  • 2014
    He was elected as the Member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for five terms representing Patiala (Urban) thrice, Samana and Talwandi Sabo once each. He was Member, Standing Committee on Defence and Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence from 1 Sep. 2014 - 23 Nov. 2016.
  • 2010
    President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (2010 to 2013).
  • 2008
    He was appointed as chairman of Punjab Congress Campaign Committee.
  • 2002
    He became Chief Minister of Punjab. 26 February 2002. He served his first tenure as CM till 1 March 2007.
  • 1999
    He was appointed as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. He served this post till 2002.
  • 1998
    Amrinder Singh contested Punjab Assembly election from Patiala constituency but lost against Prem Singh Chandumajra. Later he merged Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) with the Congress and joined his old friends.
  • 1992
    He resigned from the Akali Dal to form a splinter group named Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) which later merged with the Congress.
  • 1985
    Amrinder Singh was elected to Punjab Assembly from Talwandi Sabo seat. He defeated Avtar Singh of Congress Party. Later he became a minister in the state government for Agriculture, Forest, Development, and Panchayats.
  • 1984
    He quit from Parliament and from Congress Party as a protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star. Subsequently, he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal.
  • 1980
    Captain Amarinder Singh was inducted into the Congress by Rajiv Gandhi and was first elected to the Lok Sabha. Rajiv and Amrinder were school friends.

Early Life

  • 1965
    He served as Captain in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War.
  • 1963
    After graduating from the National Defence Academy, he was serving in the Indian Army.

Achievements

Capt Amarinder Singh is president of the Jat Mahasabha since 2013. He is also the Member of Marylebone Cricket Club, U.K., Naval and Military Club, London, Golf Club, Delhi, Gymkhana Club, Patiala and Officers Institute, Patiala.
Net Worth85.87 CRORE
ASSETS86.36 CRORE
Liabilities48.53 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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