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Gursharan Kaur (Manmohan Singh’s Wife) Age, Family, Biography & More

Gursharan Kaur

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameGursharan Kaur Gujral
ProfessionHomemaker
Famous ForBeing the wife of Manmohan Singh
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 152 cm
in meters- 1.52 m
in feet inches- 5’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 September 1937
Age (as in 2018)81 Years
BirthplaceJalandhar, British India (now in India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityIndian
HometownJalandhar, Punjab, India
School• A Singh Sabha school for girls
• Guru Nanak Kanya Pathshala, Amritsar [1]Outlook India
College/University• Government College for Women, Patiala (Graduate)
• Khalsa College, Amritsar (B.T.) [2]Outlook India
Educational Qualification• Graduate
• Bachelor of Teaching (B.T.) [3]Outlook India
ReligionSikhism
CasteKhatri [4]Hindustan Times
Food HabitVegetarian [5]Telegraph India
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
AddressH. No 3989, Nandan Nagar, Village Sarumotoria, Guwahati [6]My Neta
HobbiesSinging Gurbani, Travelling, Reading
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date14 September 1958
Family
Husband/SpouseManmohan Singh (Politician, m. 1958-present)
Gursharan Kaur With Her Husband Manmohan Singh
ChildrenSon- None
Daughters-
• Amrit Singh (Human Rights Lawyer)
Amrit Singh
• Daman Singh (Writer)
Daman Singh
• Upinder Singh (Historian)
Upinder Singh
ParentsFather- Chattar Singh Gujral (An Engineer in Burmah-Shell)
Mother- Sardarni Bhagwanti Kaur (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- 1 (Younger)
Sisters- 4
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodOdia Cuisines
Favourite Food OutletMother Dairy [7]India Today
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹11 crore (as in 2014) [8]My Neta

Gursharan Kaur

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Gursharan Kaur

  • Gursharan was born into a middle-class trading business family with roots in Dhakam village in Jhelum district.
  • She was an average student who was more interested in games and kirtans.
  • She aspired to be a school teacher.
  • She is devoutly religious and is known for her soothing voice when she sings verses in Gurbani.
  • She was an infant when her father was transferred to Nowshera near Peshawar in Pakistan. In 1947, when she was 10 years old, her father was transferred from Lahore to Amritsar, where they narrowly escaped the massacre during the partition of India.
  • After her arranged marriage with Manmohan Singh, the couple started living in Sector 11, Chandigarh, where she used to perform kirtan and songs for All India Radio. In 1961, her husband earned a scholarship to do a doctorate from Nuffield College, Oxford, after which she accompanied him with their daughter, Upinder Singh.

    Gursharan Kaur And Manmohan Singh In Younger Days

    Gursharan Kaur And Manmohan Singh In Younger Days

  • When her husband became the Prime Minister of India in 2004, Gursharan came to know about it from TV News and not from her husband.
  • In 2014, her daughter, Daman Singh wrote a book titled ‘Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan.’

    Strictly Personal Manmohan and Gursharan

    Strictly Personal Manmohan and Gursharan

  • In 2019, Divya Seth portrayed her role in the biographical political film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister,’ where Anupam Kher portrayed the role of Manmohan Singh.

    Divya Seth As Gursharan Kaur and Anupam Kher As Manmohan Singh In- The Accidental Prime Minister

    Divya Seth As Gursharan Kaur and Anupam Kher As Manmohan Singh In- The Accidental Prime Minister

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