Gursharan Kaur

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Gursharan Kaur
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Gursharan Kaur Singh
Spouse of the Prime Minister of India
In office
22 May 2004 – 26 May 2014
Preceded byShiela Gujral
Succeeded byJashodaben Modi
Personal details
Gursharan Kaur

(1937-09-13) 13 September 1937 (age 82)
Chakwal, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Manmohan Singh
ChildrenUpinder Singh
Daman Singh
Amrit Singh

Gursharan Kaur (born 13 September 1937) is the wife of the 13th[1] Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.

Gurusharan was born to Sardar Chattar Singh Kohli[2], an engineer of Burmah-Shell, and Sardarni Bhagwanti Kaur in Jalandhar on 13 September 1937 in British India. Her ancestral village was Dhakkam in Jhelum district (now in Punjab, Pakistan). She has four sisters and a younger brother.

Mrs. Singh is known in the Sikh community of Delhi for her kirtan singing, and has also appeared on Jalandhar Radio.[3]

Since her husband became Prime Minister in 2004, she has accompanied him abroad on state visits. However, the family has largely stayed out of the limelight. Their three daughters - Upinder, Daman and Amrit, have successful, non-political, careers.[4] Upinder Kaur is a professor of history at Delhi University. She has written six books, including Ancient Delhi (1999) and A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (2008).[5] Daman Singh is a graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, and author of The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine.[6] Amrit Singh is a staff attorney at the ACLU.[7]


  1. ^ "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh - PMO Profile". Prime Minister’s Office, India. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  2. ^ Strictly Personal Book by Daman Singh
  3. ^ First Lady for all seasons
  4. ^ "Dr. Manmohan Singh: Personal Profile". Prime Minister's Office, Government of India. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
  5. ^ Raote, Rrishi (10 October 2008). "This Singh is King of History". Business Standard. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Meet Dr. Singh's daughter". 28 January 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
  7. ^ Rajghatta, Chidanand (21 December 2007). "PM's daughter puts White House in the dock". ToI. Retrieved 13 October 2008.

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