Sahib Singh Verma was a senior vice president of the Bharatiya Janata Party and an Indian politician. He lived from 15 March 1943 until his death on 30 June 2007. He was a member of the 13th Lok Sabha of the Parliament of India and the Chief Minister of Delhi (1996–1998). (1999–2004). He was India’s Union Minister of Labor.
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Sahib Singh Verma Biography
|Father’s Name||Shri Mir Singh|
|Mother’s Name||Smt. Bharpai Devi|
|Date of Birth||15 March 1943|
|Place of Birth||Village Mundka (Delhi)|
|Marital Status||Married, had two sons and three daughters|
|Date of Marriage||13 May 1954|
|Spouse’s Name||Smt. Sahib Kaur|
|Educational Qualifications||M.A., M. Lib.Sc., Ph.D.|
|Profession||Educationist , Agriculturist|
|Death||30 June 2007|
Sahib Singh was born to Jat parents Mir Singh he is a farmer and Bharpai Devi on March 15, 1943 in Mundka village, Delhi. He was heavily inspired by Arya Samaj from a young age.
After completing his doctorate in library science, Singh took a position as librarian at Bhagat Singh College in Delhi. He graduated from Aligarh Muslim University with an M.A. in Arts and a Master of Library Science.
He married Sahib Kaur in 1954, when he was only 11 years old. Parvesh Verma, one of his boys, is the Lok Sabha representative for West Delhi.
He participated in the R.S.S. activities. He also held the presidency of the World Jat Aryan Foundation.
In 1977, he was sworn in as a Councilman for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi by Guru Radha Kishan after being voted to the position. He first won on a Janata Party platform and was subsequently re-elected on a BJP one. In 1993, he was appointed by the administration of Delhi to serve as Minister of Education and Development.
Sahib Singh became Chief Minister of Delhi in 1996, replacing Madan Lal Khurana, who had been caught up in a graft scandal. Singh was in office for about 2.5 years, during which time he and Khurana were increasingly at odds. He was succeeded by Sushma Swaraj after the onion price issue.
He went on to garner over two lakh more votes than his nearest rival in the 1999 Lok Sabha elections in Outer Delhi. In 2002, he was appointed Minister of Labour in the Vajpayee administration, and he earned the nickname “bull in a China shop” for his adamant opposition to a decrease in the interest rate for the Provident Fund. In the 2004 election, he lost to his opponent.
A car mishap in Rajasthan claimed his life back in 2007.
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