Anand Singh

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Anand Singh Bisht
32nd Attorney General of Fiji
In office
19 May 1999 – 27 May 2000
President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara
Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry
Preceded by Kelemedi Bulewa
Succeeded by Alipate Qetaki
Member of Parliament
for Lautoka Rural Indian
In office
19 May 1999 – 27 May 2000
Succeeded by Udit Narayan
In office
Appointed by Leader of the Opposition
Personal details
Born (1948-08-08) August 8, 1948 (age 69)
Bombay, India
Political party Fiji Labour Party
Relations Parmanand Singh (father)
Children 3 sons, 1 daughter (deceased)
Profession Lawyer

Anand Singh Bisht is a Fijian lawyer and former politician of Indian descent. He was born on 8 August 1948 in Bombay, when his family had temporarily moved to India. The family returned from India in 1951 to live at the birthplace of his father, Parmanand Singh, in Yalalevu, Ba. His father was one of the first three Indo-Fijians to be elected to the Legislative Council of Fiji.

A member of the Fiji Labour Party, he was elected to represent the Lautoka Rural Indian Communal Constiuency in the House of Representatives, and was appointed Attorney-General in the government of Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, serving until the government was deposed in the Fiji coup of 2000.

On 19 May 2000, he was among the 43 members of the People's Coalition Government, led by Mahendra Chaudhry, taken hostage by George Speight and his band of rebel Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers from the Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit. He was released on 12 July 2000.[1]

From 2001 to 2006, he served as one of 8 Senators nominated by the Leader of the Opposition.

Singh also practices law privately, and is the senior partner of the Chaudhry and Singh law firm, which includes Rajendra Chaudhry, Mahendra Chaudhry's son.

Personal life[edit]

Singh has two children, Hamish and Nikish, from a previous marriage. Their mother and sister died in an air accident in 1999. He also has a child, Manish, from a second marriage.

Legal offices
Preceded by
Kelemedi Bulewa
Attorney-General of Fiji
1999 - 2000
Succeeded by
Alipate Qetaki