Captain Amarinder Singh Age, Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Girlfriend: Aroosa Alam
Age: 82 Years
Wife: Preneet Kaur


Political Party• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (September 2022-present)
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• Punjab Lok Congress (November 2021 - September 2022)
• Indian National Congress (1980-1984), (1998-November 2021)
• Shiromani Akali Dal (1984-1992)
• Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic) (1992-1998)
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.
• On 18 September 2021, he resigned as the Chief Minister of Punjab. After submitting his resignation, he addressed a press conference at the gate of the Raj Bhavan in which he said that he felt humiliated. [1]Hindustan Times He said, “I called up Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) this morning and told her that I am going to resign. The thing is, this is happening for the third time that MLAs are being called for a meeting, my leadership is being questioned." His resignation was announced by his son Raninder Singh on Twitter.
Captain Amarinder Singh submitting his resignation as the Chief Minister of Punjab to the Governor of Punjab
• On 2 November 2021, he resigned from the Indian National Congress; he sent a seven-page resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi. [2]The Hindu
• On 17 December 2021, he sealed an alliance with the BJP and said that his newly formed party Punjab Lok Congress will fight the assembly election in alliance with the BJP. [3]Hindustan Times After meeting Punjab BJP in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Amarinder Singh tweeted, “We have formally announced a seat adjustment with the BJP for the 2022 Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections." He also said, “We are ready and we are going to win this election. The decision on seat-sharing will be taken on the seat to seat basis, with winnability being the priority. We are 101% sure of winning this election."
• He lost his Patiala Urban constituency to AAP's Ajit Pal Singh Kohli by nearly 20 thousand vote margin. [4]NDTV
• On 2 December 2022, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the inclusion of Captain Amarinder Singh as a member of its national executive along with former Congress leader Sunil Jakhar. [5]Hindustan Times
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 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024)82 Years
BirthplacePatiala, Punjab, India
Zodiac signPisces
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)
Mother- Rajmata Mohinder Kaur of Patiala
Brother- Malwinder Singh
Sisters- Heminder Kaur, Rupinder Kaur
HobbiesPlaying Polo, Reading, Travelling
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAroosa Alam (Pakistani journalist) [6]The Print
Captain Amarinder Singh with Aroosa Alam
WifePreneet Kaur, Politician (married 1964)
Amarinder Singh with his wife

Amarinder Singh with his wife

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


Some Lesser Known Facts About Captain Amarinder Singh

  • 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 the 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, 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.
  • Reportedly, he is romantically engaged with a Pakistani journalist, Aroosa Alam, who he met way back in 2004 on a trip to Pakistan. [7]The Print