Kalyan Singh Age, Death, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

Kalyan Singh is an Indian politician who has also served as the former Governor of Rajasthan and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh was associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

During his lifetime, he worked with various parties like Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Kranti Party, Samajwadi Party and Jan Kranti Party.

On 21 August 2021, he breathed his last at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) Hospital while fighting various ailments.

On the 73rd Republic Day, he has been honored with the 2nd Highest Civilian Award Padma Vibhushan, by the Government of India.

Kalyan Singh Biography & Wiki

Real Name/Full NameKalyan Singh 
Profession Politician
Political Party Bhartiya Jan Sangh (1967-1980)
Bharatiya Janata Party (1980-2009)
Rashtriya Kranti Party Samajwadi
PartyJan kranti Party 
Position HeldChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ( 24 June 1991 – 6 December 1992), ( 21 September 1997 – 12 November 1999)
Governor of Rajasthan (Assumed office 4 September 2014)
Governor of Himachal Pradesh (28 January 2015 – 12 August 2015)
Physical Stat
Kalyan Singh Height In Centimeter- 157 cm 
In Meter- 1.57m
In Feet- 5’2”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorWhite
Personal Life
Date Of Birth5 January 1932
Birthplace Madholi Village, Tehsil-Atrauli, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Date Of Death21 August 2021
Cause of DeathSepsis And Multi-Organ Dysfunction
Place Of DeathSanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) Hospital, Lucknow
Kalyan Singh Age (at the time of death)89 Years
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Home town Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
School Not Known
College/University Dharma Samaj Mahavidyalaya, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
Educational QualificationB.A., LLB
Kalyan Singh CasteLodhi
Food HabitVegetarian
Family Member
Marital StatusMarried
Kalyan Singh WifeRamvati Devi (Marriage- 1952)
ChildrenSon– Rajveer Singh (Politician)
Daughter– Prabha Verma
Parents Father– Tejpal Singh Lodhi 
Mother– Sita Devi
Hobbies & Favorite Things
HobbiesWatching News & kabbadi, Listing to Music, Reading Religious Scriptures
Favorite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Favorite DestinationSingapore, Thailand
Favorite SportsKabaddi, Table Tennis
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Family, Early Life and Education

Kalyan Singh was born on 5 January 1932 in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the Lodhi community. His father’s name was Tejpal Singh Lodhi and mother’s name was Sita Devi.

In 1952, Kalyan Singh married Ramvati Devi. The couple gave birth to a son (Rajveer Singh) and a daughter (Prabha Verma).

He was a volunteer of the Hindu Nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, while still in school, he became a member of the Hindu Nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

 His son, Rajveer Singh and grandson, Sandeep Singh, are also politicians and members of the Bharatiya Janata Party. They also have a daughter named Prabha Devi.

Kalyan Singh Career

For the first time in the year 1967, Kalyan Singh was elected to the assembly post in Uttar Pradesh and he held the seat of the assembly for about 13 years. He remained on this throne till the year 1980.

When Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a national emergency, during that time Kalyan Singh was sent to jail for 21 months.

In June 1991, Kalyan Singh was elected as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh after the BJP won the assembly elections. On 6 December 1992, Kalyan Singh resigned from his chief minister’s post in the evening as soon as the Babri Masjid was demolished.

In November 1993, he contested the elections from Atrauli and Kasganj assembly constituencies and won both the constituencies. He has worked as the Leader of the Opposition.

She served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for almost two years from September 1997 to November 1999. When his government was formed, to promote Hindutva, he told the classes of all primary schools to start studies only after Bharat Mata ki Aarti.

Due to his estrangement in the Bharatiya Janata Party, he left the Bharatiya Janata Party and in 1999 he started his own party named Rashtriya Kranti Party.

In 2004, at the behest of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he again joined the BJP party and closed his party. In the year 2004 itself, he participated in the Lok Sabha elections from Bulandshahr on behalf of the BJP party.

On 20 January 2009, he once again left the Bharatiya Janata Party and won the election by contesting as an independent candidate.

In the year 2009, he was called to the Samajwadi Party and in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, he campaigned for the Samajwadi Party. At the same time, he also included his son Rajveer Singh in the party.

In 2010, Kalyan Singh left the Samajwadi Party, he started his own new Jan Kranti Party on 5 January 2010. He closed his party on 21 January 2013.

In the year 2013, he got an offer to join the Bharatiya Janata Party, accepting which he joined the BJP. Kalyan Singh was elected as the Governor of Rajasthan on 4 September 2014 and served the country for five years as the Governor of Rajasthan.

On 28 January 2015, Kalyan Singh was elected as the Governor (Additional Charge) of Himachal Pradesh and served the country for only seven to eight months as a Governor.

Due to deteriorating health, Kalyan Singh breathed his last on 21 August 2021. He died at the age of 89 at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI). He was suffering from sepsis and multi-organ dysfunction


Who was Kalyan Singh?

Kalyan Singh was an Indian politician who was the former Governor of Rajasthan and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

When did Kalyan Singh die?

Kalyan Singh died on 21 August 2021 in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh.

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