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Wife: Indira Singh
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K. P. Singh

Full nameKushal Pal Singh Tewatia
Profession(s)• Army Personnel
• Businessman
Famous forBeing the chairman emeritus of the Delhi Land & Finance (DLF)
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey (semi-bald)
Military Career
Service/BranchIndian Army
Years of service1951-1960
UnitThe Deccan Horse
Business Career
IndustryReal Estate
PostChairman Emeritus
Awards & Honours• Received the Samman Patra Award for being one of the top taxpayers of Delhi by the Government of India in 2000
• Presented with a Special Award at the Indian of the Year function on 17 January 2008 in New Delhi by NDTV in recognition of his contribution towards the growth of the Indian economy
• Ranked as the richest real estate baron and the eighth richest person in the world with a net worth of USD 30 billion by Forbes in its March 2008 edition
• Conferred by the Government of India with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, on 26 January 2010
• Honoured with the decoration of Officer of the Order of St. Charles, conferred by HSH Prince Albert II, in recognition of his valuable contribution as an Honorary Consul General of Monaco in Delhi for 20 years on 4 October 2010
• Received the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at The Asian Awards event in 2011
• Recipient of the Delhi Ratna Award, conferred by the Government of India for his valuable contribution towards the city’s development
• Awarded an honorary doctorate by the G. B. Plant University of Agriculture (GBPUAT), Uttrakhand
• Honoured by various institutions including the Indian Business School, the Indian Institute of Management, and the Indian Institute of Technology for his achievements
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 November 1931 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022) 91 Years
Birthplace Bulandshahr, United Provinces, British India (now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Zodiac signScorpio
Nationality• British Indian (1931-1947)
• Indian (1947 - Present)
SchoolHe attended a school in Bulandshahr.
College/University• Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh
• Studied at a university in the United Kingdom
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science from Meerut College
• Pursued aeronautical engineering at a university in the United Kingdom
ControversyAssociation with a Shell Corporation: In April 2016, K. P. Singh, along with his family members including Rajiv Singh (son), Indira Singh (wife), and Pia Singh (daughter), was listed in the Panama Papers, a set of 11.5 million confidential documents created by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca. As per reports, Kushal Pal was associated with a British Virgin Islands-registered offshore company, which was allegedly utilized for investing in real estate in London.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusWidower
Affairs/Girlfriends• Julie
• Sheena
Wife/SpouseIndira Singh (deceased)
An old picture of K. P. Singh and Indira Singh
ChildrenSon- 1
• Rajiv Singh (vice chairman of DLF)
Daughter- 2
• Renuka Talwar
• Pia Singh (non-executive director of DLF)
K. P. Singh with his family – Seated (left to right): Savitri and Anushka (granddaughters), K. P. Singh, Tara (granddaughter), Indira Singh (wife), Jai And Rahul (grandsons); Standing (left to right):  Timmy Sarna (son-in-law), Pia And Renuka (daughters), Kavita (daughter-in-law), Rajiv Singh (son), and Rana Talwar (son-in-law)
ParentsFather- Chaudhary Mukhtar Singh (lawyer)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)K. P. Singh’s net worth for the financial year 2023 was estimated to be US$7.71 billion. [1]Bloomberg

K. P. Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About K. P. Singh

  • K. P. Singh is an Indian businessman and real estate tycoon who is widely known as the chairman emeritus of the Delhi Land & Finance (DLF) real estate company. He is a former Indian Army officer. Singh’s significant contribution to revolutionizing the Indian real estate industry and leading DLF towards unprecedented success has earned him a prominent status.
  • When he was young, Kushal would often visit his uncle, who was in charge of the stables at the Viceregal Lodge (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) when the viceroy Lord Wavell walked in. Kushal used to take up rides on horses, and it was through his experience that he developed an interest in horseriding.
  • After graduating from Meerut College, Uttar Pradesh, Kushal moved to England to pursue aeronautical engineering for which his father, Chaudhary Mukhtar Singh, took a huge debt without letting him know. In an interview, Kushal Pal talked about moving to England and revealed that as horseriding was very popular among high-class societies and since he was really good at it, he managed to fit into those elite-class societies in the United Kingdom.
  • While studying aeronautical engineering in England, K. P. Singh met Julie, a young girl from an aristocratic family. Kushal struck up a connection with Julie while attending parties and spending time together quite frequently. In an interview, while recalling moments spent with Julie, Kushal said that he was once invited to a grand ball, and Julie accompanied him. He added that Julie took him to a formal wear shop, where he rented a tuxedo and a bow tie for the ball. K. P. Singh, in the interview, said,

    The grand ball was an exclusive affair. When Julie asked me for a dance, I was really embarrassed and confessed that I did not know how to dance. She laughed, threw her arms around me and said, ” You are really sweet and I love you.” [2]India Today

    K. P. Singh and Julie while dancing

    K. P. Singh and Julie while dancing

  • Since Kushal was not good at dancing, Julie took him to a dance class the next day of the ball in Coventry, England. Singh, in an interview, talked about going to dance class with Julie and said that she helped him get familiar with western music. He added that he learnt to dance more from Julie than from the dance class instructor. Kushal Pal said,

    The next day, she took me to a dancing school in Coventry. In college, I had never been exposed to Western music and here I was struggling to learn the foxtrot and other dance steps to unfamiliar rhythms. It felt odd to be told how to take dancing steps by the instructor without any feelings for the rhythm in me. Julie sat in a chair, smiling most of the time at my embarrassment. Finally she would hug me and make me dance. What the instructor could not teach me, I picked up from her in a couple of minutes!” [3]India Today

  • While talking about Julie in an interview, K. P. Singh revealed that she used to send luxurious cars, including Rolls-Royce, to pick him up from the campus. He added that one day, the teachers noticed luxurious cars entering the campus to pick him up and commented on it. When Singh shared this with Julie, she sent an old Morris Minor that belonged to her butler to pick him up from the campus. Singh and Julie fell deeply in love while partying and dancing together. Still, they could not get together forever as Singh had met an opportunity to return to India and join the Indian Army.
  • K. P. Singh, while playing polo near Windsor, United Kingdom, was approached by a man who convinced him to join the Indian Army. Singh was in a dilemma of having a perfect life in England and going back to India to join the military. Singh decided to give an entrance test for the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in England. He cleared the exam with an excellent grade and was subsequently selected for the Indian Army by British Officers Services Selection Board, United Kingdom. He was commissioned into The Deccan Horse (9th Horse) as a Captain in 1951. He served in the post till 1960.

    K. P. Singh (far left), along with others, in the cavalry of the Indian Army

    K. P. Singh (far left), along with others, in the cavalry of the Indian Army

  • In his autobiography, Singh wrote about his time at the Indian Army Academy and how he wanted to leave. He wrote a letter to his friend Julie, who was in England at that time and dropped it in the post office on campus. Soon after, he was called in by his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Baljit Singh, who already knew that Kushal Pal wanted to leave the academy. During their conversation, Kushal Pal told Baljit Singh about his plans to go to Dehradun, but Baljit Singh was worried that Kushal Pal would be caught at the railway station. So, he suggested another way for him to escape by helping him get to the Haridwar railway station, from where he could take a train to Delhi without any problems.
  • In 1960, K. P. Singh joined the American Universal Electrical Company. Following its merger with DLF, a real estate company founded by his father-in-law, Chaudhary Raghvender Singh, K. P. Singh was appointed as the Managing Director of the company. He built the DLF City in Gurgaon (officially named Gurugram) by acquiring land from farmers. On 1 October 2013, he was appointed as the director of DLF and was later appointed as the chairman of the company. Singh retired from the post of chairman of DLF on 4 June 2020. While serving at the company, K. P. Singh made the company stand out in the market by taking various steps such as constructing various earthquake-proof infrastructures including offices, shopping malls, and other leisure facilities in Gurgaon (now Gurugram). During his term as the chairman of the company, the company went for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2007 and made about US$2.24 billion; it was one of the largest IPOs in India. The market capitalisation of the company increased to $24.5 billion, making Singh and his family one of the richest families in the world.
  • K. P. Singh enjoys playing golf and tennis and collecting art.
  • In 2011, he wrote his autobiography titled ‘Whatever the Odds: The Incredible Story Behind DLF.’

    K. P. Singh while holding his book 'Whatever the Odds The Incredible Story Behind DLF'

    K. P. Singh while holding his book ‘Whatever the Odds The Incredible Story Behind DLF’

  • In 2018, Singh lost his wife, Indira Singh, due to cancer following which he turned away from active management duties. In an interview, he talked about his relationship with his wife and said that they had good compatibility. He added that he tried his best to save her from cancer; however, he couldn’t.
  • K. P. Singh talked about his new friend-cum-partner in an anonymous interview in 2023 and revealed that he found a partner in a friend named Sheena. He added that she helped him be energetic, positive, and happy after so many years of being alone. K. P. Singh. in the interview, said,

    I was very lucky that I met a very charming person who is my partner now. Her name is Sheena. She’s one of the best persons in my life, I’ve met now. She’s energetic. She keeps me on my toes. And she has a wonderful set of friends all over the world.” [4]NDTV