Digvijaya Singh Age, Wife, Caste, Biography & More

Digvijaya Singh

Real NameDigvijaya Singh
NicknameDiggi Raja
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Political Journey• He was the president of Raghogarh Nagar Palika between 1969 and 191.
• Singh became a member of Indian National Congress in 1970.
• In the 1977 Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, he was elected an MLA from the Ragohgrah constituency.
• Singh was re-elected as an MLA from the same constituency in 1980 Madhya Pradesh Legislative assembly elections.
• He served as the President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee between 1985 and 1988.
• In the 1984 Lok Sabha elections, Digvijay Singh was elected as an MP from the Rajgarh constituency.
• Singh was unfortunate to lose his constituency in the 1989 Lok Sabha elections.
• In the Lok Sabha elections of 1991, he was elected to the power again.
• Singh resigned as an MP from the lower house of parliament in 1993, as he was named the Chief Minister of the state and he was later elected an MLA from Chachhoda constituency in the by-election in order to fulfil his role as a CM.
• He was re-elected as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in 1998 Vidhan Sabha elections and continued till December 2003.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 146 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSemi Bald (Salt & Pepper)
Personal Life
Date of Birth28 February 1947
Age (as in 2017)70 Years
Birth PlaceIndore, Holkar State (now in Madhya Pradesh), British India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeThe Daly College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Educational QualificationsB.E. in Mechanical Engineering
DebutHis political life began in 1969 when he was named the President of Raghogarh Nagar Palika, a municipal committee. Singh remained on the post till 1971.
FamilyFather- Balbhadra Singh (Former Indian Politician)
Mother- Aparna Kumari
Brother- Lakshman Singh
Sister- N/A
Major Controversies• Singh landed himself into controversy in May 2011 with his remark on the burial of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. He said that the United States should have given a dignified burial.

• In July 2013, after the Bodh Gaya bombings, Singh took to the twitter and wrote
Digvijay Singh tweet
The tweet drew him criticism for linking BJP to the attack.

• A local lawyer and volunteer of RSS filed a complaint against Singh over latter's controversial tweet which came a few days after the former State finance minister was arrested following an allegation of sexual assault by his servant. Singh mentioned "Ram and Raghavji" in his tweet.
Digvijay tweet Ram and Raghavji

• Again in July 2013, Singh bashed RSS alleging that Sangh trains its activists to prepare bombs, assuring reporters that he had video clips of four VHP and RSS activists accepting that they were trained by Sangh in making bombs. He also claimed that Batla House encounter was fake.

• He found himself in the light of criticism because of his sexist remark against Meenakshi Natrajan, a Congress MP from Mandsaur. Singh, while talking to the party workers, said that party MP, Meenakshi Natrajan, is a Gandhian, simple and an honest leader. She keeps going from place to place in her constituency. I am a seasoned smith of politics. Meenakshi sau tunch maal hai."

• Early in May 2017, Telangana police registered a criminal case against Singh following a complaint on his tweets which stated that the Telangana police hosted a fake ISIS website to radicalise Muslim youth.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAmrita Rai
WifeLate Rana Asha Kumari (m.1969- 2013)
Amrita Rai, News Anchor (m.2015)
Digvijaya Singh wife Amrita Rai
ChildrenSon- Jaivardhan Singh (Indian Politician)
Digvijaya Singh with his sonv
Daughters- Mandakini Kumari, Karnieka Kumari, Mradima Kumari
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)INR 39 Crore (as in 2014)

Digvijaya Singh, Indian Politician

Some Lesser Known Facts About Digvijaya Singh

  • Does Digvijaya Singh smoke: Not Known
  • Does Digvijaya Singh drink alcohol: Not Known
  • He was born to the ‘Raja’ (King) of Raghogarh, which is now known as Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Singh got an offer from Late Vijayaraje Scindia to get linked with the Jana Sangh. He, however, did not take the proposal seriously and shook his hands with the Congress party.
  • He is the General Secretary of the Indian National Congress Party’s All India Congress Committee.
  • Singh in 2014 confirmed that he was in a relation with news anchor Amrita Rai. He tied the knot with the journalist in mid-2015.
  • He considers Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) a threat to the national unity and also called them the Nazis.
  • There have been a number of statements that he gave and had to stand alone, as the party sidelined itself from his remarks, saying that those are his personal opinions and Congress has got nothing to do with them.
  • Congress party in 2017, looking at the fiasco in government formation in Goa, sacked him as the party in charge of the state. He is also fired from the mentioned post of poll-bound Karnataka.