Kalyan Singh Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

Kalyan Singh


Real NameKalyan Singh
Political PartiesBharatiya Jan Sangh (1967-1980)
Kalyan Singh was the member of BJS
Bhartiya Janata Party (1980-20 January 2009)
Kalyan Singh was the member of BJP
Rashtriya Kranti Party (1999; he had some differences with BJP, eventually founded Rashtriya Kranti Party that merged with BJP later)
Samajwadi Party (2009-2010)
Kalyan Singh was the member of Samajwadi Party
Jan Kranti Party (2010-2013)
Kalyan Singh founded Jan Kranti Party
Political Journey• Elected to Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in 1967 for the first time and remained until 1980.
• In June 1991, BJP got the victory in the Assembly Elections and Kalyan Singh became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time.
• After the Babri mosque demolition, Kalyan Singh resigned the post of the Chief Minister of the State on 6 December 1992.
• He again became the Chief Minister of the state in 1997 and remained until 1999.
• Due to differences with BJP, Kalyan Singh left BJP and formed another party, 'Rashtriya Kranti Party'.
• In 2004, upon the request of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he came back in BJP.
• In the 2004 general elections, he was elected to the Parliament from Bulandshahr lok sabha constituency.
• Again in 2009, he got upset with BJP and competed in the 2009 general elections as an independent candidate from Etah constituency and won it.
• In 2009, he joined Samajwadi Party.
• Again in 2013, he came in BJP.
• On 4 September 2014, he was sworn in as Governor of Rajasthan.
• From 28 January 2015 to 12 August 2015, he served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh also.
Biggest RivalKunwar Devendra Singh Yadav
Devendra Singh Yadav was the biggest rival of Kalyan Singh
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 January 1932
Age (as in 2018) 86 Years
BirthplaceVillage- Mdholi, Tehsil- Atrauli, Distt.- Aligarh, United Provinces, British India (Now, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownAligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
College/UniversityDharm Samaj Mahavidhyalya, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Educational QualificationB.A. and L.L.B
Food HabitVegetarian
HobbiesWatching News and Kabaddi, Listening to Music, Reading Religious Scriptures
Controversies• Before the Babri mosque demolition, he, along with his colleagues visited Ayodhya and took an oath to construct Ram Mandir.
• He does not feel any sorry for his role in the Babri mosque demolition. According to him, the Babri mosque demolition was necessary.
• In February 1998, his government withdrew all the charges against who involved in Babri mosque demolition.
• He has been in controversies for quitting BJP in 1999 and 2009.
• In April 2019, just before the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the Election Commission of India brought to President Ram Nath Kovind’s notice the alleged Model Code of Conduct violation by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh. Mr. Singh had said that he was one of the BJP “karyakartas." He also said to BJP workers, “Every worker would want Narendra Modi again became the Prime Minister."
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRamwati Devi
Kalyan Singh's wife in red circle
ChildrenSon- Rajveer Singh (Politician)
Kalyan Singh (right) with his son Rajveer Singh (left)
Daughter- Prabha Verma
ParentsFather- Tejpal Singh Lodhi
Mother- Sita Devi
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Favourite Destination(s)Singapore, Thailand
Favourite SportsKabaddi, Tennis
Style Quotient
Assets/Properties600 gm gold jewellery worth ₹18 lakh and 4 kg silver worth ₹20,000
One Messey Tractor of 2002 model
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹3.5 Lakh per month + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)₹62 Lakh (As in 2014)

Kalyan Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kalyan Singh

  • Does Kalyan Singh smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Kalyan Singh drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Before entering politics, he was a full-time volunteer for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
  • After receiving higher education, Kalyan Singh got the job of teaching.
  • During the time of National Emergency in 1975, he was arrested and remained in jail for 21 months.
  • When the Babri mosque was demolished, he was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He resigned the post of Chief Minister. He did not allow police officers to shoot karsevaks. He took the moral responsibility for the event.

  • Whenever he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, he stopped cheating in the board examinations. Anti-Copying Act, 1992, was implemented by his government in 1992.
  • When BJP came into power in 1997, he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and his government insisted that primary classes should begin the day with the worship of Bharat Mata and Vande Mataram.
  • He was removed from the office of the Chief Minister on 21 February 1998 when Naresh Agarwal withdrew his support to Kalyan Singh’s government. Governor Romesh Bhandari dismissed Kalyan Singh’s government and invited Jagdambika Pal to form the new government. However, Allahabad High Court did not allow this form of government and Naresh Agarwal had to return to BJP, Kalyan Singh proved his majority in the assembly and formed the government.

    Naresh Agrawal withdrew his support to Kalyan Singh’s government in 1998

    Naresh Agarwal withdrew his support to Kalyan Singh’s government in 1998

  • His son Rajveer Singh is also a politician and has been elected as a member of Parliament in the 2014 general elections.
  • His grandson Sandeep Kumar Singh is also a politician and Minister of State for Education in the Yogi Adityanath government.

    Sandeep Singh along with his grandfather Kalyan Singh and PM Narendra Modi

    Sandeep Singh along with his grandfather Kalyan Singh and PM Narendra Modi

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