Kaptan Singh Solanki

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Kaptan Singh Solanki
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Kaptan Singh Solanki
Governor of Haryana
Assumed office
27 July 2014
Preceded by Jagannath Pahadia
Governor of Punjab (India)
In office
21 January 2015 – 22 August 2016
Preceded by Shivraj Patil
Succeeded by V. P. Singh Badnore
Personal details
Born 1 July 1939
Garhpara, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
(now Madhya Pradesh, India)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Rani (1959–present)

Kaptan Singh Solanki (born 1 July 1939 in Garhpara, Bhind, Madhya Pradesh) is the Governor of Haryana and an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Since August 2009 he is the member of the Parliament of India representing Madhya Pradesh State in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house until May 2014.

He studied at Vikram University, Ujjain, P.G.B.T. College, Ujjain and Maharani Luxmibai College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He served as teacher in Banmor in Morena district during 1958-1965 period and as Professor at P.G.V. College Gwalior from 1966-2000.[1] He has been appointed the Governor of Haryana to replace Jagannath Pahadia whose five years terms ends on 26 July 2014.[2]

He has been married to Shrimati Rani Solanki since 1959, and has two daughters and three sons with her.[3]

Positions held[edit]

  • 26 Jul. 2014 appointed Governor of Haryana.
  • 21 January 2014 to 22-August 2016 as Governor of Punjab
  • Aug. 2009 Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • Aug. 2009 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution
  • July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • April 2012 Re-elected to Rajya Sabha (second term)
  • Aug. 2012 onwards Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

References[edit]

Preceded by
Jagannath Pahadia
Governor of Haryana
July 2014-
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Shivraj Patil
Governor of Punjab (India)
21 January 2015 - 22 August 2016
Succeeded by
V. P. Singh Badnore
Preceded by
Shivraj Patil
Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh
January 2015-
Succeeded by
Incumbent