Amarinder Singh

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Captain (Retd.)

Amarinder Singh
Singh in April 2017
15th Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
16 March 2017 – 19 September 2021
GovernorV. P. Singh Badnore
Banwarilal Purohit
Preceded byParkash Singh Badal
Succeeded byCharanjit Singh Channi
In office
26 February 2002 – 1 March 2007
GovernorJ. F. R. Jacob
O. P. Verma
Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai (additional charge)
Sunith Francis Rodrigues
Preceded byParkash Singh Badal
Succeeded byParkash Singh Badal
Additional ministries
In office
16 March 2017 – 18 September 2021
Ministries and DepartmentsMinister of Administrative Reforms, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Horticulture,Conservation of Land and Water, Excise & Taxation, General Administration, Home Affairs & Justice, Legal & Legislative Affairs, Vigilance, Personnel, Civil Aviation, Defence Services Welfare, Hospitality, Investment Promotion, Information & Public Relations, Environment, Wildlife, NRI Affairs
Government of Punjab, India
Preceded byParkash Singh Badal
Succeeded byCharanjit Singh Channi
Member of the Legislative Assembly, Punjab 
In office
11 March 2017 – 15 March 2022
Preceded byPreneet Kaur
Succeeded byAjit Pal Singh Kohli
ConstituencyPatiala Urban
In office
Preceded bySurjit Singh Kohli
Succeeded byPreneet Kaur
ConstituencyPatiala Town
In office
Preceded byHardial Singh Rajla
Succeeded byJagtar Singh Rajla
In office
Preceded byAvtar Singh
Succeeded byHarminder Singh
ConstituencyTalwandi Sabo
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 23 November 2016
Preceded byNavjot Singh Sidhu
Succeeded byGurjit Singh Aujla
In office
Preceded byGurcharan Singh Tohra
Succeeded byCharanjit Singh Walia
Personal details
Born (1942-03-11) 11 March 1942 (age 82)
Patiala City, Patiala State, Punjab, British India
(now Patiala, Punjab, India)
Political partyPunjab Lok Congress
Other political
Indian National Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal, Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic)
Preneet Kaur (m. 1964)
Children2, including Raninder Singh
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance India
Branch/service Indian Army
Years of service1963–1966
Rank Captain
UnitSikh Regiment
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1965
Maharaja of Patiala (Titular)
Reign17 June 1974– present
PredecessorYadavindra Singh
Heir apparentRaninder Singh
SignatureAmarinder Singh's signature

Amarinder Singh (born 11 March 1942)[1] is an Indian politician, military historian, former royal and former veteran. He was the 15th Chief Minister of Punjab.[2] He was a Member of the Legislative Assembly from Patiala.[3]

In 1980, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha for the first time. Singh resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab on 18 September 2021.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Quint, The (10 March 2017). "Punjab Live: Modi Congratulates Amarinder, Wishes Him Happy B'Day". The Quint. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. "Amarinder Singh sworn in as Punjab CM". The Hindu. The Hindu. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  3. Goswami, Dev. "Punjab election results 2017: Full list of winners". Living Media India Limited. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ""Humiliated" Amarinder Singh Quits As Chief Minister, Says Options Open". Retrieved 19 September 2021.