Captain Amarinder Singh Badal is a famous Indian Politician who has served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from the year 2002 to 2007. Amarinder Singh was born on 11 March 1942 is also the head of the royal family of Patiala. He is the son of Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Maharani Mohinder Kaur of Patiala. He has attended the Lawrence High School and Welham Boy’s School and later went to the Doon School, Dehradun. Amarinder Singh is married to Preneet Kaur who serves as the member of the Parliament and was also the minister of the state in Ministry of External Affairs from the year 2009 till 2014. The couple is blesses with two children. Apart from being just a politician, Amarinder Singh has also written various books on war and Sikh history such as – A Ridge too far, The Last Sunset: Rise and Fall of Lahore Durbar, Lest we Forget, the Sikh Britain: 150 Years of Photographs, The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce and many more such books. He is an extremely great writer and his books are notable, which describes the history of the country in a different manner.
Captain Amarinder Singh joined the army in the year 1963 after he graduated from the National Defense Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He later resigned from the post but joined back the army in 1965 and became the Captain in the 1965 Indo- Pakistan war. Amarinder Singh joined politics in the year 1980, where Rajiv Gandhi introduced him to the political side. He was elected for the Lok Sabha. He served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 2002-2007. He was also appointed as the chairperson of Punjab Congress Campaign Committee in the year 2008. He is also the member of the Punjab Vidhaan Sabha. The INC elected him as the President of the Punjab National Congress in the year 2015.
According to 2012 declared affidavit his asset was Rs. 45.74 crore.
- Name: Captain Amarinder Singh
- Date of Birth: 11 March 1942
- Age: 74 Years
- Place of Birth: Patiala, Punjab
- Schools: Welham Boys School, Lawrence high school, Sanwar and the Doon School, Dehradun
- College: Not Known
- Father: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh
- Mother: Maharani Mohinder Kaur
- Brother: N/A
- Sister: Heminder Kaur
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Preneet Kaur
- Children: Raninder Singh (son) and Jai Inder Kaur (daughter)
- Religion: Sikh
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Profession: Politician
- Languages Known: Hindi, Punjabi and English