9 March 1931: Karan Singh, the famous Indian politician was born


A member of India’s Upper House of Parliament i.e. the Rajya Sabha, Karan Singh was born on 9 March 1931. He is a senior member of the Indian National Congress Party and has served successively as Sadr-i-Riyasat and Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. He is the son of the last ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh. As an author, statesman, educationist and environmentalist by profession, Karan Singh got married to Shrimati Yasho Rajya Lakshmi and has one daughter and two sons.

Karan Singh was born in a royal Rajput family and got educated at Doon School, Dehra Dun. Later, he received a B.A. degree from Sri Pratap Singh(S.P.) College, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir University and an M.A. in Political Science from Delhi University. Additionally, he also went on to receive a Ph.D from the Delhi University. As a poet, Singh has also authored a poetry book called The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India which features 151 Indian English posts. The book has been edited by Vivekanand Jha and published by Hidden Brook Press, Canada. 

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