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Capt Amarinder Singh



Captain Amarinder Singh, Head of the royal family of Patiala

Captain Amarinder Singh was born March 11, 1942, the son of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala and Jat sikh dynasty of Sidhu.  He attended the Welham Boys' School and Lawrence School Sanawar before going to The Doon School, Dehradun.

Amarinder Singh  joined the Indian Army in June 1963 after graduating from the National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy before resigning in early 1965. He rejoined the Army again as hostilities broke out with Pakistan and served as Captain in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan War.

  • November 28, 2015- The Congress appointed Captain Amarinder Singh the president of its Punjab unit , following the resignation of Pratap Singh Bajwa
  • In 2014, Amarinder Singh claimed his victory with over 90,000 votes against the ruling Akali Dal-BJP candidate Arun Jaitley.
  • He was appointed as chairman of Punjab Congress Campaign Committee in 2008.
  • Amarinder Singh was Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007.
  • He joined congress because Indra Gandh's son was going to school with him. in 1980, he was first elected to the Lok Sabha.
  • In 1984, he resigned from Parliament and from Congress as a protest against the Army action during Operation Blue Star.
  • He  joined the Shiromani Akali Dal  and was elected to the state legislature from Talwandi Sabo and became a minister in the state government for Agriculture, Forest, Development and Panchayats.
  • He has been a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha for five terms representing Patiala (Urban) thrice, Samana and Talwandi Sabo once each.

His Wife, Preneet Kaur  served as an MP and was Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014.

  • He has one son, Raninder Singh, and one daughter, Jai Inder Kaur, who is married to a Delhi-based businessman, Gurpal Singh
  • His elder sister: Heminder Kaur is married to former foreign minister K. Natwar Singh.
  • Simranjit Singh Mann's wife and Amarinder Singh's wife, Preneet Kaur, are sisters. Simranjit Singh Mann is a former IPS Officer and Shiromani Akali Dal (A) supremo

Amarinder Singh  wrote books such as "A Ridge Too Far", "Lest We Forget", "The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of Lahore Durbar", The Sikhs in Britain: 150 years of Photographs, "The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War- which contains his memoirs of the 1965 Indo-Pak war"




Capt Amarinder Singh
  • Head of the royal family of Patiala


  • Indian Army
  • As Chairman of Punjab Congress
  • As Chief Minister of Punjab
  • Wrote Books