Virbhadra Singh
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4th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
25 December 2012 – 27 December 2017
Preceded byPrem Kumar Dhumal
Succeeded byJai Ram Thakur
ConstituencyShimla Rural
In office
6 March 2003 – 30 December 2007
Preceded byPrem Kumar Dhumal
Succeeded byPrem Kumar Dhumal
ConstituencyRohru
In office
3 December 1993 – 24 March 1998
Preceded byShanta Kumar
Succeeded byPrem Kumar Dhumal
ConstituencyRohru
In office
8 April 1983 – 5 March 1990
Preceded byThakur Ram Lal
Succeeded byShanta Kumar
ConstituencyRohru
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
In office
19 January 2011 – 26 June 2012
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byDinsha Patel
Succeeded byVilasrao Deshmukh
Minister of Steel
In office
28 May 2009 – 18 January 2011
Prime MinisterManmohan Singh
Preceded byRam Vilas Paswan
Succeeded byBeni Prasad Verma
Minister of State for Industries
In office
September 1982 – April 1983
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Minister of State for Tourism, Civil Aviation
In office
December 1976 – March 1977
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Personal details
Born23 June 1934 (age 85)
SarahanPunjabBritish India
(now in Himachal PradeshIndia)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Pratibha Singh
Children4
ResidencePadam Palace, Rampur BushahrHimachal PradeshIndia
Alma materColonel Brown Cambridge School
St. Edward’s School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School (Shimla)
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
Delhi University
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Virbhadra Singh is an Indian politician. The longest-serving and 4th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, he served as the Chief Minister from 2012 to 2017 before being replaced by BJP’s Jai Ram Thakur in December 2017. He previously served as Chief Minister from 1983 to 1990, from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2007. He was an elected member of the Lok Sabha in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 and in 2009. He is a member of the Indian National Congress. His wife, Pratibha Singh, was a Lok Sabha member from Mandi.

 

      

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