Virbhadra Singh Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 87 Years
Hometown: Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh
Death Date: 08/07/2021

Virbhadra Singh

Full NameRaja Virbhadra Singh
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Political PartyIndian National Congress
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Political Journey• He elected in the 1962 Indian General Elections and won a seat in the Lok Sabha.
• He again won in the Indian General Elections of 1967 and 1971.
• In 1976, he was appointed as a member of the Indian Delegation to the General Assembly of the UN (United Nations).
• In 1983, he became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the first time and won his seat from the Jubbal-Kotkhai constituency.
• He was appointed as the President of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee from February 1992 to September 1994.
• He again elected in the 2017 state assembly elections and lost.
Biggest RivalPrem Kumar Dhumal
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Silver Elephant for Contribution in Scouts and Guides Movement
• Golden Peacock Environment Leadership Award by London based institute of Directors For Contribution in Promotion of Environment, Eco-Tourism, Wild Life, Environment Governance, and Banning of plastic bags in HP
• National Award of Excellence in Agricultural Marketing
Virbhadra Singh receiving his National Award of Excellence
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 June 1934 (Saturday)
BirthplaceSarahan, Punjab, British India
(now in Himachal Pradesh, India)
Date of Death8 July 2021; around 4 am
Place of DeathIndira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Age (at the time of death)87 Years
Death CauseMulti-organ failure [1]India Today
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureVirbhadra Singh's Signature
HometownRampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh, India
SchoolBishop Cotton School, Shimla
CollegeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi
Educational QualificationBA (Hons.)
AddressHolly Lodge, Jakhoo Shimla-171001
HobbiesReading, Listening to Music
Controversies• One charge related to forgery (IPC Section-465).
• One charge related to using a forged document as genuine one or electronic record (IPC Section-471).
• In 2016, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a charge sheet against Virbhadra Singh and his wife in connection with a disproportionate assets case.
• He was again in the news for his controversial statements on Gudiya Rape Case (2017) and over the death of people due to swine flu.
• In 2018, Virbhadra Singh's nephew, Rajeshwar Singh, filed an FIR against Virbhadra Singh and his son in property dispute case.
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/Spouse• Rajkumari Rattan Kumari (m. 28 May 1954; till her death on 27 September 1983)
Virbhadra Singh with his First Wife
• Pratibha Singh (Politician) (m. 28 November 1985)
Virbhadra Singh with his Wife and Son
• Vikramaditya Singh (Politician) (with Pratibha Singh)
Virbhadra Singh's Son
• Rajkumari Jyotsna Kumari (with Rajkumari Rattan Kumari)
• Rajkumari Anuradha Kumari (Died) (with Rajkumari Rattan Kumari)
• Rajkumari Abhilasha Kumari (Judge) (with Rajkumari Rattan Kumari)
Virbhadra Singh Daughter
• Rajkumari Meenakshi Kumari (with Rajkumari Rattan Kumari)
Virbhadra Singh's daughter Meenakshi Kumari
• Aparajita Singh (with Pratibha Singh)
Virbhadra Singh's Daughter
ParentsFather- Late Raja Padam Singh
Mother- Late Rani Shanti Devi
Virbhadra Singh with his Father and Brother
SiblingsBrother- Rajkumar Rajendra Singh
Sister- Not Known
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionSkoda, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Camry, SUV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
• Cash- ₹6 Lakh
• Deposits in Banks & Non-Banking Companies- ₹6.5 Crore
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies- ₹7 Lakh
• NSS, Postal Savings- ₹16 Lakh
• LIC or other Insurance Policies- ₹2 Crore
• Jewellery- ₹97 Lakh

• Agricultural Land worth ₹18.5 Crore
• Non Agricultural Land worth ₹2.5 Crore
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)INR 27.5 Crore (as of 2014)

Virbhadra Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts about Virbhadra Singh

  • He was born into the royal family of Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh. The family is traditionally believed to be found by Pradhuman (son of Lord Krishna).
  • In Himachal Pradesh, he was famous by the name, Raja Sahib.
  • He was never interested in politics. He always wanted to be a professor. In 1962, he received a phone call from Lal Bahadur Shastri, which changed his life completely. In an interview, he told that

    “Shashtri ji said I had to meet Pandit Nehru. I didn’t know what I had done, but I came to Delhi and went to Teen Murti Marg where Indiraji met me and took me to Panditji. He was a clever man, he quizzed me, tested my knowledge with questions about Himachal Pradesh, about democracy and the next thing I knew I was given a ticket to fight the Lok Sabha election which I won. I was only 25 then.”

  • In 1962, he was elected to the Lok Sabha at the age of 28, and the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was the person who asked him to contest.

    Virbhadra Singh with Indira Gandhi & Jawaharlal Nehru

    Virbhadra Singh with Indira Gandhi & Jawaharlal Nehru

  • From 1976 to 1977, he served as a Deputy Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation in central cabinet.
  • From 1980 to 1983, he was the Minister of State for Industries & Production.
  • Later, he held the cabinet post of Minister for Steel from May 2009 to January 2011.
  • From 19 January 2011 to 26 June 2012, he was chosen as the Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises for the country.
  • He served six times as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and five times as a member of parliament (Lok Sabha).
  • He was an honorary Captain in the Indian Army.

    Virbhadra Singh as honorary Captain in the Indian Army

    Virbhadra Singh as honorary Captain in the Indian Army

  • He was also appointed as the Education Minister of HP while serving as the CM of the state simultaneously.
  • He was associated with several social and cultural organizations including Friends of the Soviet Union, Indo-Soviet Friendship Society, and President Sanskrit Sahitya Sammelan, Himachal Pradesh.
  • In 2015, a biopic titled ‘Virbhadra Singh: Icon of the Era’ was released. The biopic was based on his personal and political life.
  • His wife, Pratibha Singh, is also an active politician.

    Virbhadra Singh's Wife, Daughter, and Son

    Virbhadra Singh’s Wife, Daughter, and Son

  • His son, Vikramaditya Singh, has served as the President of HP State Youth Congress.