R. P. N. Singh

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Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh
Former Minister of State
Personal details
Born (1964-04-25) 25 April 1964 (age 54)
New Delhi, India
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Sonia Singh
Children 3
Residence Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
Alma mater The Doon School

Kunwar Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh (born 25 April 1964, Delhi), popularly known as Raja Saheb of Padrauna, is an Indian politician and former Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He was a MP from Kushinagar constituency in 15th Lok Sabha. For the 16th Lok Sabha election even though substantial increase of vote he lost to Rajesh Pandey (BJP). Recently[when?] Singh was chosen for AICC in charge of Jharkhand and Chhatisgarh.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Singh hails from a Sainthwar Kshatriya family[1][2] of Kushinagar (Padrauna), Uttar Pradesh and attended The Doon School.[3] In May 2014, he became the president of Doon's alumni body The Doon School Old Boys' Society.[4]

He was married on 7 December 2002 to Sonia Singh (prominent anchor and editorial director at NDTV), and has three daughters. He currently resides in the Palace, Padrauna Distt, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Late Kunwar C.P.N. Singh was also MP of Kushinagar (then Hata). His father was Minister of state for Defence in Indira Gandhi cabinet in 1980.

Kunwar R.P.N. Singh was also former MLA from the seat of Padrauna until he was elected for Loksabha.

Positions held[edit]

  • M.L.A. (Uttar Pradesh), 1996-2009
  • President, Uttar Pradesh Youth Congress, 1997-1999
  • Secretary, AICC, 2003-2006
  • Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Padrauna constituency, 2009[5]
  • Union Minister of State, Road, Transport and Highways, 2009-2011[6]
  • Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs, 2011-2013
  • Secretary, Sri Aurobindo Society Centre (Padrauna)
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Degree College
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Inter College
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Trust
  • Union Minister of state for Home Affairs 2013-2014[7]
  • President, The Doon School Old Boys' Society, 2014–present



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