Vir Bahadur Singh

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Vir Bahadur Singh was an Indian politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Minister of Communications.

Personal life[edit]

Vir Bahadur Singh was born in Gorakhpur.[1][2] He participated in Quit India movement in 1942.[3] He died on visit to Paris in 1990.

His son, Fateh Bahadur Singh has been the minister several times in Uttar Pradesh cabinet, he belongs to Bahujan Samaj Party[4][not in citation given]

Political career[edit]

Vir Bahadur Singh remained Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 24 September 1985 till 25 June 1988.[5]

He was appointed Union Minister of Communication in 1988, by Rajiv Gandhi.[6]

Late Om Prakash Pandey & Mr. Brij Bhushan Singh were his close aides. Vir Bahadur Singh has delegated his political activities in Eastern Uttar Pradesh to them. They were very active budding leaders in the belt of Allahabad University, Banaras Hindu University & Poorvanchal University. The political activities at the grass root i.e. "student leadership at university level" touched its zenith under the leadership of Om Prakash Pandey. The root cause of their political success was Om Prakash's populist measures towards people atrocities & swift decision making. The sudden death of Om Prakash Pandey due to unknown reason in early 1988 broke the rein of burgeoning student political water in the region. All student associations dispersed after his death as Mr. Brij Bhushan Singh who was too young to ascend the responsibility therefore withdrew from political career.

The same proved as the major set back for Vir Bahadur Singh and his political career hence losing majority in state assembly in June 1988.

As an author[edit]

Vir Bahadur Singh authored the following works:

  • From Naoroji to Nehru: Six essays in Indian economic thought
  • Essays in Indian political economy, by V. B. Singh
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YGGLA
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown(302 pages)
    • Publisher : (1967)
  • An evaluation of fair price shops
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YK7FG
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1973)
  • Indian economy yesterday and today.
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YK7LA
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1970)
  • An introduction to the study of Indian labour problems
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YGGOW
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1967)
  • Labour research in India
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0014MJYPA
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1970)
  • Multinational corporations and India
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0000D5PLP
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown(161 pages)
    • Publisher : Sterling (1979)
  • Patterns of economic development. A study of the economic development of the UK, the US, Japan, the USSR, and China.
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YLW96
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1970)
  • Studies in African economic development
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YGGUQ
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1972)
  • Role of labour in economic development
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0014MLLB0
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1970)
  • Social and economic change. Essays in honour of Prof. D. P. Mukerji
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YGMGO
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1970)
  • Theories of economic development
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0017YK7TC
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1971)
  • Wage patterns, mobility, and savings of workers in India: A study of Kanpur textile industry
    • ASIN  : ASIN B0014MMY20
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : English
    • Edition  : Unknown
    • Publisher : (1973)

Other[edit]

Following institutions have been named after him :

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Narayan Dutt Tiwari
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
24 Sep 1985 – 25 Jun 1988
Succeeded by
Narayan Dutt Tiwari