N. Biren Singh is an Indian politician, former footballer and journalist, who is currently serving as the chief minister of Manipur.
Singh was awarded Champions of Change in 2018 for his exceptional work to the nation. The award was conferred by the Vice-President of India Sri. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi.
N. Biren Singh Biography & Wiki
|N. Biren Singh Full Name||Nongthombam Biren Singh|
|Profession||Politician, Former Footballer, Former Journalist|
|Famous For||Being the 12th Chief Minister Of Manipur|
|Political Party||Democratic Revolutionary People’s Party (2002-2003)|
Indian National Congress (2003-2016)
Bharatiya Janata Party (2016- Present)
|N. Biren Singh Height||In Centimeter- 170 cm|
In Meter- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’7”
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Date Of Birth||1 January 1961 (Sunday)|
|N. Biren Singh Age (2022)||66 Years|
|Birthplace||Luwangsangbam Mamang Leikai, Imphal, Manipur|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Capricorn|
|Home town||Heingang, Manipur|
|College/University||D.M. College Of Arts & Commerce, Imphal, Manipur|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor Of Arts (1981)Diploma in Journalism|
|N. Biren Singh Wife||Hiyainu Devi (Entrepreneur, Social Worker)|
|Children||Son(s)- He has two sons and one of them is named Nongthom Ajay Singh|
|Parents||Father– N. Khunjao Singh|
Mother– Name Not Known
|Sibling||Brother– Tongbram Lukhoi Singh|
|N. Biren Singh Net Worth (2022)||₹ 1.08 Crore|
Family, Early Life and Education
N Biren Singh was born on January 1, 1961 in Imphal, Manipur. Singh has a BA degree from Manipur University. He is married to Hiyainu Devi and the couple has one son and two daughters.
N. Biren Singh Career
Singh started his career as a footballer and he was recruited in the Border Security Force (BSF), where he played for its team in domestic competitions. He, then, turned to journalism and in 1992, Singh started the vernacular daily Naharolgi Thoudang. He worked as the editor of the newspaper till 2001.
Singh entered politics in 2002 and joined the Democratic Revolutionary Peoples Party. He contested assembly elections and won from the Heingang seat.
Singh was appointed Manipur’s Minister of State of Vigilance in 2003 and was given the additional portfolio of Forest & Environment Minister.
He later joined the Indian National Congress and retained the seat in the 2007 Assembly elections. Singh was then made Manipur’s Minister of Irrigation & Flood Control and Youth Affairs & Sports and Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CAF&PD).
Singh retained the constituency in the 2012 Assembly elections, for the third consecutive term.
In September 2016, He resigned from the Manipur Legislative Assembly after revolting against Okram Ibobi Singh, the then chief minister of the state.
Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in October 2016. In 2017, Singh contested Assembly elections from the Heingang seat and won, retaining the seat for the fourth consecutive term. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur on March 15, 2017, becoming the first-ever BJP leader to become CM in the state.
Ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections in Manipur, Singh said that he himself wants the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act to be repealed.
As Chief Minister
- In March 2017, he was elected as leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Manipur and with a majority of MLAs having been presented to the Governor, he was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on 15 March 2017.
- In January 2018, he laid the foundation stone for the new academic building of Manipur Public School. The project is undertaken by Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS). The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 10.80 crore under the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs and will include new classrooms, headmaster’s room, common rooms, library, laboratories, toilets, and separate hostels for boys and girls.
- On April 20, 2018, Singh launched the First State-Level Ginger Festival at Parbung in Pherzawl District. The festival will remain one of Singh’s legacies in the promotion of agriculture in the hill district which is one of the most backward in the state. Farmers have reported that since 2018 they are able to sell their organic ginger throughout the year.
- During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in India, Manipur became the third state to declare itself coronavirus free after the two patients who had tested positive successfully recovered from the virus.
- On 17 June 2020, 9 MLAs supporting the N. Biren Singh led government in Manipur revolted against him and withdrew support from his government blaming him for lack of action during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the vote of confidence, he was one of the eight MLAs who had skipped the assembly proceedings defying the party whip for the trust vote. All member resigned from Indian National Congress and later joined Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of Ram Madhav, Baijayant Panda and Chief Minister of Manipur Biren Singh He is the first-ever BJP Chief Minister in Manipur.