Captain Amarinder Singh in an Indian politician, former military captain, author and former royal. He is appointed as the 15th and 26th Chief Minister of Punjab and served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007 and 2017 until 2022. He was also the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. Check out all the details about Captain Amarinder Singh Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Son, Daughter, Family, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Captain Amarinder Singh was born on 11th March, 1942 (Age 79 years; As in 2021) in Patiala, British India (now Punjab, India) into a royal family of Phulkian dynasty. His nickname is Amarinder Singh. His zodiac sign is Pisces. His nationality is Indian. He did his schooling from Loreto Convent and Lawrence School.
Thereafter he studied in The Doon School, Dehradun. After that, he graduating the National Defence Academy,Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun served in Indian Army Sikh Regiment. He is the general officer Commanding-in-Chief. He also participated in 1965 Indian-Pakistan war.
Height: 5′ 7″ inch
Weight: 84 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Skin Colour: Fair
Captain Amarinder Singh was born into a royal family of Patiala belongs to Phulkian dynasty. He is the son of father Maharaja Sir Yadavindra Singh and mother Maharani Mohinder Kaur. He has one brother name Malwinder Singh and two sister one name is name Heminder Kaur, who married to former minister K. Natwar Singh and another one is Rupinder Kaur.
Wife, Girlfriend, Son & Daughter
His wife name is Preneet Kaur, who is the MP and was the Minister of External Affairs in the state between 2009 to 2012. His affair with a Pakistani journalist girlfriend name Aroosa Alam, who met with Captain Amarinder Singh on a trip to Pakistan in 2004.
He has two sons one’s name Raninder Singh
and one daughter Jai Inder Kaur, she is married to Delhi-based businessman name Gurpal Singh.
His second son Angad Singh and happily married to Aparajita Kumari.
His political career started to joined Congress Party, when he was in school Rajiv Gandhi his friend and he give the opportunity to join Congress Party. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1980. In 1984, he resigned from Parliament and also from Congress as a protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star.
Thereafter he joined the Shiromani Akali Dal and was elected to State Legislature from Talwandi Sabo and became the Minister in State government for Agriculture, Forest, Development and Panchayats. In 1992, he broke away from Akali Dal and formed new group name Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) which later merged into Congress Party.
He was defeated by Prem Singh in Vidhan Sabha elections from Patiala constituency by margin of 33,251 votes. He was appointed as the President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee three times from 1992 to 2002, 2010 to 2013, and 2015 to 2017.
He also became Chief Minister of Punjab in 2002 to 2007. In 2008, he was appointed as chairman of Punjab Congress Campaign Committee.
He is also a permanent invitee to the Punjab Congress working committee Since 2013. He was appointed president of the Jat Mahasabha in 2013.
In 2014, general elections he defeated BJP leader Arun Jaitley by margin of more than 1 lakh votes. He is also a member of Punjab Vidhan Sabha five times. On 27 November 2015, he was appointed as the President of Punjab Congress and runner up of Punjab elections in 2017.
On 11th March, Congress Party won the State Assembly elections and he was sworn as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab on 16th March, 2017.
Contact, Email & House Address
Permanent Address: House No. 1669 New Motibagh Colony, Patiala
Present Address: 7-B, Janpath, New Delhi -110 001
Contact No: 09871200042
Email: [email protected]
Captain Amrinder Singh, CM of Punjab uses a bulletproof Toyota Land Cruiser as his official car to move around the state.
He only travels in bulletproof vehicles and also owned an armoured Mitsubishi Montero.
A few years ago, the government led by Amrinder Singh cleared an Rs 80 crore budget to buy as many as 400 new cars for his ministers and authorities.
Captain Amarinder Singh net worth is Rs. 85.87 Crores (As in 2021). His assets of Rs. 86.36 Crores and his liabilites of Rs. 48.53 Lakhs. His net worth is a larger amount because of his royal background of the Patiala family. And also he was appointed two times the Chief Minister of Punjab state.
Captain Amarinder Singh Social Handles
Due to decline in oxygen demand, I have directed that we may resume elective surgeries in both Government & Private Hospitals as well as restore full OPD operations at all GMCHs. As we now have enough oxygen beds, those in need of elective surgeries need not wait any longer. pic.twitter.com/JdFREdNRky
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 27, 2021
Amazing Facts of Captain Amarinder Singh
- His father was the last Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala.
- He is from the royal family of Patiala.
- He was very passionate about joining the Indian army from his school days.
- When he joined the Indian Army along with his brother, his father was then Ambassador of Rome, and his mother in Lok Sabha.
- He has a special interest in sports like Polo, Riding, Cricket, Squash and Badminton.
- He served as Captain in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War.
- His wife, Preneet Kaur, and former IPS Officer Simranjeet Singh Mann’s wife are sisters.
- He joined the Sikh regiment in the Army.
- He is a alcoholic.
- He has also served in the Indian Army from 1963 to 1966.
- In 1980, he won a seat in the Lok Sabha for the first time.
- He has also 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.
- In February 2021, Singh also serves as the chairman of the Punjab Urdu Academy.
- Author Khushwant Singh released a biographic book titled, Captain Amarinder Singh: The People’s Maharaja in 2017 for his recognition.