gursharan kaur

Gursharan Kaur(born 13 September 1937) is the wife of the 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.

Short Bio

Gursharan Kaur Singh
Spouse of the Prime Minister of India
In-office
22 May 2004 – 26 May 2014
Preceded by Shiela Gujral
Succeeded by Jashodaben Modi
Personal details
Born
Gursharan Kaur

13 September 1937 (age 82)
Chakwal, Punjab, British India (present-day Punjab, Pakistan)

Nationality Indian
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Manmohan Singh
Children Upinder Singh
Daman Singh
Amrit Singh

Biography

Gurusharan was born to Sardar Chattar Singh Kohli, an engineer of Burmah-Shell, and Sardarni Bhagwanti Kaur in Jalandhar on 13 September 1937 in British India. Her ancestral village was Dhakkam in Jhelum district (now in Punjab, Pakistan). She has four sisters and a younger brother.

Mrs. Singh is known in the Sikh community of Delhi for her kirtan singing and has also appeared on Jalandhar Radio.

Personal life

Since her husband became Prime Minister in 2004, she has accompanied him abroad on state visits. However, the family has largely stayed out of the limelight. Their three daughters – Upinder, Daman and Amrit, have successful, non-political, careers. Upinder Kaur is a professor of history at Delhi University. She has written six books, including Ancient Delhi (1999) and A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (2008). Daman Singh is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, and author of The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine. Amrit Singh is a staff attorney at the ACLU.

Images of Gursharan Kaur

Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur with the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Arjun Singh and the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Shiela Dikshit and others who called on
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur with the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Arjun Singh, and the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Shiela Dikshit and others who called on him to great on Holi, in New Delhi on March 26, 2005.
The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur greeted the President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil on the occasion of “Diwali” at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Novem scaled
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur greeted the President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, on the occasion of “Diwali”, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on November 05, 2010.

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