Putul Kumari

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Putul Kumari born on (16 November 1958) is an Indian politician from Bihar state, and member of 15th Lok Sabha (Lower house of Parliament of India) from Banka, Bihar.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She is the widow of Digvijay Singh, who previously held the seat.She has two daughters named Mansi Singh and Shreyasi Singh of which her younger daughter Shreyasi Singh is international-level trap shooter. Shreyasi Singh had secured 4th rank in 2010 Commonwealth Games held at Delhi.

Childhood and Education[edit]

Born on 16 November 1958 at Pali, Patna (Bihar) from father Late Jang Bahadur Singh and mother Smt Lalghari Devi. She completed her M.A in Hindi from Patna University. [2]

Political career[edit]

She won a by-election in 2010 to enter the Lok Sabha for the first time.[3] She took the oath of office on 26 November 2010.[4]

In her maiden speech, during the Railway Budget in March 2011 she asked for more railway lines for her constituency, which is a backward area.

Social and Cultural activities[edit]

She is very active for promoting primary education of children; organising health camps `swasthyaya melas` and mass marriages of girls belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.She is also associated with (i) establishment/functioning of charitable hospitals; and (ii) Gidhaur Foundation and Gidhaur Mohotsava Annual Festival celebrated during Durga Puja festival at Gidhaur.


She works for Reiki (third level completed),working for upliftment of the deprived people.She is also a great fan of sports and games.She is Associated with shooting event;She owns Membership of Rifle Association of India;She likes practicing yoga and organising yoga sessions.Her favourite pastimes and recreation activities are reading religious literature (OSHO and Swami Satyanand) and fiction;also interested in gardening, devotional music,interior designing; flower arrangement (Ikebana) and fishing.

Countries Visited[edit]

Australia,Brazil,China,Cuba,France,Japan, South Africa,Trinidad and Tobago,U.K,U.S.A,and West Indies



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