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Captain Amarinder Singh Age, Biography, Wife & More

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Real NameAmarinder Singh
NicknameCaptain
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyIndian National Congress
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Political Journey• In 1980, joined Congress and was elected to the Lok Sabha.
• In 1984, resigned from the Parliament to protest against the Operation Blue Star.
• In 1984, joined Shiromani Akali Dal and became an MLA from Talwandi Sabo.
• In 1984, became a minister in the state government for Forest, Agriculture, Development and Panchayats.
• In 1992, broke away from the Akali Dal and formed his own party- Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic).
• In 1998, merged his party with Congress after being defeated in the assembly elections in which he was defeated from his own constituency (got only 856 votes).
• Served as President of Congress Committee (Punjab) on 2 occasions- from 1999 to 2002 & 2010 to 2013.
• In 2002, he became 23rd Chief Minister of Punjab.
• On 16 March 2017, he became 26th Chief Minister of Punjab.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 84 kg
in Pounds- 185 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 March 1942
Age (as in 2017)75 Years
Birth PlacePatiala, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownPatiala, Punjab, India
SchoolWelham Boys' School, Dehradun, India
The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Doon School, Dehradun, India
CollegeNational Defence Academy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Educational QualificationsGraduated from the National Defence Academy, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
DebutIn 1980, when he joined Congress and was elected to the Lok Sabha
FamilyFather- Yadavindra Singh (Maharaja of Patiala from 1938 to 1974)
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Mother- Rajmata Mohinder Kaur of Patiala
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Brother- Malwinder Singh
Sisters- Heminder Kaur, Rupinder Kaur
ReligionSikhism
HobbiesPlaying Polo, Reading, Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite SportsPolo
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Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifePreneet Kaur, Politician (married 1964)
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Amarinder Singh with his wife

ChildrenSon- Raninder Singh
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Daughter- Jai Inder Kaur
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Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)82.5 crore INR

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Captain Amarinder Singh

  • Does Captain Amarinder Singh smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Captain Amarinder Singh drink alcohol?: Yes amarinder-singh-drinking-alcohol
  • He was born to Yadavindra Singh & Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala.
  • He was very passionate about joining the army from his school days.
  • After graduating from NDA and IMA, he joined the Indian Army (commissioned as a Captain) in June 1963. amarinder-singh-in-indian-army
  • When he was in the Indian Army along with his brother, his father was the then Ambassador to Rome and his mother was in the Lok Sabha.
  • He resigned from the Indian Army in August 1965, citing his services were needed at home.
  • He rejoined the Indian Army after the start of Indo-Pak War in 1965.
  • When Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh (GOC-IN-C of the western command) asked Amarinder to join him, he felt honored and joined him as his ADC.
  • In the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War, he served as the captain in the Indian Army.
  • Rajiv Gandhi was his friend from school and inducted him into the Congress in 1980.
  • His daughter Jai Inder Kaur is married to a Delhi-based businessman, Gurpal Singh.
  • His wife, Preneet Kaur, has served as the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014.
  • His elder sister, Heminder Kaur is married to K. Natwar Singh (former Foreign Minister).
  • Amarinder’s wife, Preneet Kaur, and former IPS Officer Simranjeet Singh Mann’s wife are sisters.
  • He has been associated with the Jat Maha Sabha for more than 3 decades and is an advocate of Jat Reservation under the OBC class.
  • He has written a number of books on Sikh History & War.
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