Raman Singh Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
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Bharatiya Janata Party
• 1976: Joined Bharatiya Jana Sangh • 1990: Elected to Chattisgarh Legislative Assembly • 1993: Re-elected to Chattisgarh Legislative Assembly • 1999: Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from the Rajnandgaon constituency in Chhattisgarh • 1999-2003: Served as the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry • 2003: Became the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the new state of Chhattisgarh • 2003: Became the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh • 2008: Re-elected to the post of the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh • 2013: Sworn in the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh for the third consecutive time.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
• Raman Singh was awarded the Outstanding Person award by the Indo American Community of North America and the Chhattisgarhi NRI Association in 2004-2005.
• In 2005, he was ranked No.1 Chief Minister of India by India Today.
• Under his vigilance and his support for the development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Chattisgarh was bestowed with UN's highest award for Chattisgarh's contribution for human development.
• On 3 February 2008, Raman was honoured with the Bharat Asmita Shreshtha Jan Pratinidhi award by the then Chief Justice of India, K. G. Balakrishnan.
Bank Fixed Deposits: 83 Lakhs Bonds, Debentures, Shares: 1 Lakh Jewellery: 1 Crore Total Value: 2 Crore
Net Worth (approx.)
₹5 Crore (as in 2008)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Raman Singh
Raman is a doctor of Ayurvedic medicine. Since he noticed the lack of good and experienced doctors in his hometown, he decided to pursue his career in medical stream.
After his graduation, he prefered to stay and practice in the rural areas. He used to charge nominal fees and even treated poor free of cost. The local people fondly called him, ‘doctor of the poor.’
Doctor Raman is a religious person and takes interest in studying religious texts.
In 1976-1977, he joined Bharatiya Jan Sangh as a youth member and served as the President of the youth wing in Kawardha.
He was also a member of the Public Accounts Committee during his term of an MLA of MP from 1993-98.
From 1999 to 2003, Raman served as the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry under the Prime Ministership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Raman Singh with Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Under the Salwa Judum initiative in 2005, Singh took the initiative of banning the Maoist organisations which was also supported by the opposition.
His contribution to improving the conditions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Raman has received tremendous appreciation, even the UN has recognized the work done in Chattisgarh for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under his leadership.