Gurmukh Nihal Singh

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Gurmukh Nihal Singh
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Gurmukh Nihal Singh receiving First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at Jaipur (18 March 1962)
1st Governor of Rajasthan
In office
1 November 1956 – 16 April 1962
Preceded byMan Singh II (Rajpramukh)
Succeeded bySampurnanand
2nd Chief Minister of Delhi
In office
12 February 1955 – 1 November 1956
Preceded byChaudhary Brahm Prakash
Succeeded byPresident's rule
Personal details
Born(1895-03-14)14 March 1895
Political partyIndian National Congress
Alma materBanaras Hindu University, University of Delhi
As of 2 February, 2015
Source: Former Governor of Rajasthan

Gurmukh Nihal Singh was the first Governor of Rajasthan[1] and second Chief Minister of Delhi from 1955 to 1956 and was a Congress leader.[2] He was the successor of Chaudhary Brahm Prakash and assumed office in 1955 just for one year, as after that States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was passed which made Delhi a Union Territory. Thus, no one was appointed the next CM of Delhi until legislative assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993, when Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution.[3]


  1. ^ "ਰਾਜਸਥਾਨ ਦੇ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਰਾਜਪਾਲ ਸ: ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਨਿਹਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ". Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Gurmukh Nihal Singh was the second Chief Minister of Delhi, and also served as the first Governor of the state of Rajasthan".
  3. ^ "Sixty-ninth amendment". Delhi Assembly official website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved Feb 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)