Brajesh Singh

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Brajesh Singh (Hindi: ब्रजेश सिंह, or Kunwar Brijesh Singh (died 31 October 1966) was an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India. He hailed from the royal family of Kalakankar near Allahabad[1] and his nephew Dinesh Singh was a minister in the Indian cabinet.[2]

He first married Kunwarani Laxmi Devi, followed by Leela, an Austrian lady, with whom he had a son, Victor Singh, who became a photographer in England. In 1963, while recuperating from bronchitis, he met Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Joseph Stalin. They lived together in Sochi, in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic part of the Soviet Union, where he was convalescing, although they were not officially married. He died 31 October 1966 and Svetlana brought his ashes to Kalakankar to be immersed in the Ganges. She later defected to the United States in 1967, where she died in 2011.[3]