Shri Digvijay Singh
(born 14 November 1955 – 24 June 2010) was an Indian politician
from the state of Bihar
and was an Independent Member of the Parliament of India
in the Lok Sabha
, the lower house of the Indian Parliament
. He died on 24 June 2010 in London after suffering a brain haemorrhage
Digvijay Singh served as a Member of the Parliament of India five times – three times in the Lok Sabha
(1998, 1999, 2009) and two times in the Rajya Sabha
(1990, 2004). He served as Union Minister of State in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Government (1999–2004) and Chandrashekhar
Government (1990–1991). He was also a successful sports administrator, having served as President of the National Rifle Association of India since 1999.
Childhood and education
Digvijay Singh was a native of Gidhaur
, in Jamui
district (Bihar), the only son of late Shri Kumar Surendra Singh and Late Shrimati Sona Devi. He was also related to the erstwhile royal estate of Gidhaur.
He studied at the famous Patna University
before doing his M.A and M.Phil from the Jawaharlal Nehru University
in New Delhi. He also studied at Tokyo University for some time.
Later, he turned down an offer to teach in Tokyo university and took up a career in politics in India.
Digvijay Singh was called 'Dada' by the people who knew him, an affectionate word meaning 'elder brother'. His home nickname was 'Kanhaiya Ji'.
Digvijay Singh got involved in politics in his student times and he was elected... Read More