Dinesh Singh (Uttar Pradesh politician)

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Dinesh Singh
External Affairs Minister
In office
Constituency Pratapgarh
Personal details
Born (1925-07-19)19 July 1925
Kalakankar, Uttar Pradesh
Died 30 November 1995(1995-11-30) (aged 70)
Political party INC

Dinesh Singh (19 July 1925 – 30 November 1995) was an Indian politician. His family is from Kalakankar. He served as a Member of Parliament on several occasions, and twice served as the Minister of External Affairs of India.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Dinesh Singh was born on 19 July 1925, to Avadhesh Singh, the taluqdar, or landed nobleman, of Kalakankar in of Uttar Pradesh. He was educated at Colvin College, Lucknow and at Lucknow University.[1]


In 1962-66 he was Deputy Minister in the Ministry of External Affairs 1962-66, Minister of State 1966-67, and Minister of Commerce 1967-69 and 1988–89, Minister of Industrial Development and Internal Trade 1970-71. He was Minister of External Affairs 1969-70 and 1993-1995.

He was elected from Pratapgarh for seven terms from the Second Lok Sabha (1957–62), to the Fifth Lok Sabha (1971–77), and then again for the Eighth and Ninth Lok Sabha 1984-1991, serving in the Rajya Sabha in the interregnum.


He married Neelima Kumari of the Tehri-Garhwal ruling family, in 1944, and had six daughters. His sixth daughter is Ratna Singh, who was also an MP from the same Pratapgarh constituency.

He died on 30 November 1995 in New Delhi.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary: Dinesh Singh". The Independent. 2 December 1995. 

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Preceded by
Indira Gandhi
Minister for External Affairs of India
Succeeded by
Sardar Swaran Singh
Preceded by
P V Narasimha Rao
Minister for External Affairs of India
Succeeded by
Pranab Mukherjee