Rajeshwar Singh Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 49 Years
Wife: Laxmi Singh
Hometown: Lucknow

Rajeshwar Singh

Profession(s)Politician and former Joint Director of ED
Known forJoining the BJP ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 169 cm
in meters- 1.69 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack & White
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (2022-present)
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Provincial Police Service
ServicePolice Service (PPS) Officer
BatchYear 1994 [1]Zee News
StateUttar Pradesh
Service Years1994-2009
Enforcement Directorate
Yaer of Joining2009
Service Years2009-2022
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 March 1973 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022)49 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signPisces
HometownLucknow, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolCalvin Talukdar College, Lucknow
College/UniversityIIT University, Dhanbad, Jharkhand
Educational Qualification(s) [2]Twitter• MA
• B.Tech
• PhD
ReligionHinduism [3]Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseLaxmi Singh (IPS officer)
ParentsFather- Lete. Ran Bahadur Singh (retired IPS Officer)
Rajeshwar Singh's father
Mother- Tara Singh
Rajeshwar Singh's sister and mother
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesBank Deposits: Rs. 57.92 lakh
Jewelery: 300 gram Gold and 1 Kg Silver
[4]Aaj Tak
Net WorthRs. 3.47 crore (as of February 2022) [5]Aaj Tak

Rajeshwar Singh ED

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rajeshwar Singh

  • Rajeshwar Singh is a former Enforcement Directorate official who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2022 ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.
  • He grew up in a middle-class family in Uttar Pradesh’s capital, Lucknow.
  • His father, Ran Bahadur Singh, belongs to Pakhrauli village in Sultanpur, who later moved to Lucknow along with his family after he was posted as Circle Officer (CO) in Qaisar Bagh, Lucknow. His father was honoured with President’s Gallantry Award for his contributions to the Indian Police Service. A road in Lucknow has also been named after Rajeshwar Singh’s father’s name.
  • According to Rajeshwar Singh, he was inspired by his father since childhood, and he always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.
  • There are 13 encounter cases to his name; a feat that earned him the moniker ‘Encounter Specialist.’ He held the posts of CO (crime) and CO (traffic) while he was serving as DSP in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar.

    An old photo of Rajeshwar Singh from the initial days of his police service

    An old photo of Rajeshwar Singh from the initial days of his police service

  • During his service in Lucknow, he established a crime branch in Gomti Nagar to tackle criminal activities in the city.
  • According to Rajeshwar, he always seeks his father’s help whenever he finds himself in a dillema.
  • In 2005, President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam awarded him the ‘President’s Gallantry Medal’ for his contribution to the police service.

    President's Gallantry Medal to Rajeshwar Singh

    President’s Gallantry Medal to Rajeshwar Singh

  • Rajeshwar Singh, as an ED officer, is known for investigating many high-profile cases including 2G spectrum allocation case, Commonwealth Games scam, Coal mine allocation scam, Westland helicopter deal, Airtel Maxis scam, Amrapali scam, Noida Ponzi scheme scam, and Gomti riverfront scam. He is also known for investigating the fraud case against Sahara chief Subrata Roy in a housing finance scheme that later sent Roy to jail.
  • In 2009, Rajeshwar Singh was called to Delhi, where he was inducted into the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on deputation. After serving the ED for 14 years, he took voluntary retirement in 2022.
  • In 2015, he was inducted into the permanent cader of the ED following which he investigated many high-profile cases against prominent politicians including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram.
  • After getting a ticket from the Bharatiya Janata Party for Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar seat ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election, he wrote an emotional letter to the residents of Sarojini Nagar through which he tried to strongly connect with the people.
  • Reportedly, the BJP gave him a ticket for Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar by replacing the sitting MLA and minister Swati Singh.
  • After filing his nomination from Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Rajeshwar Singh took to Twitter to share a photo of him with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and thanked him for inspiring him.