The Lieutenant Governor
Dr. IQBAL SINGH
Lt.Governor of Puducherry
Iqbal Singh was born in a Freedom Fighters family, to (late) Shri Lal
Singh and (Late) Smt. Santokh Kaur. His Father, Late Shri. Lal Singh was
present in Jallianwala Bagh, Amristar, Punjab, during the Massacre
carried out by British, and it was by fortune that he survived the
torment of British bullets on that fateful day.
Shri. Baba Balwant Singh, Maternal Uncle, also a veteran freedom
fighter, suffered imprisonment several times for raising voice against
British Regime. He was once
imprisoned along with Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh, at
He graduated in B.A. from
Dr. Iqbal Singh has the distinction of holding several significant
positions in the Indian National Congress, including Secretary, All
Dr. Iqbal Singh raised his voice for the welfare of downtrodden and
children in the parliament and has the unique distinction of having
attended all the days of Sittings during Parliament sessions without a
single day’s absence.
worked in close association with Sardar Beant Singh, the then Chief
had published a book titled ‘Bhartiye Sanskriti Aur Kurukshetra’ in
Hindi, which was released by Shri. Shankar Dayal Sharma, Former
At the World Hindi Conference held at United Nations, he delivered the
address to the learned gathering, and was also instrumental in
introduction of application forms in Hindi in six Indian Embassies viz.,
United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, France Germany and
Russia. He delivered
lectures in many foreign countries as well as in various States of
Dr. Iqbal Singh, with his passion for literature, music and education,
is Advisor for several leading Trusts and Educational Institutions.
He is a trustee of “Bhai Vir Singh Sadhan”, which promotes
Punjabi Sahitya. He was the
Chief Patron of 125 year old Institution “Harballabh Sangeeth Maha
Sabha”, which promotes classical music.
He is also trustee of “K.L. Sehgal Memorial”.
Fond of music composed by Shri Sehgal, he is ardent collector of
his music compositions. He is also trustee of the leading group of
educational Institution, “B.D. Arya Educational Institution”.
As a man of principles, he championed human values by organizing Anti
Drug Campaigns and Blood Donation Camps.
He organized marriages for girls from poor and downtrodden
families. He has delivered several keynote talks in Visual media and
Radio on important social issues. He
was at the forefront in coming to the aid of
Seized of the global problem of “Climate Change” and “Global
Warming”, he has been an active advocate of sustainable practices and
has regularly conducted several environment programmes to drive home the
importance of reducing emission of green house gases.
Iqbal Singh has been a sports enthusiast right from his school days and
has been an active participant in many sports events.
He is actively involved in promoting Sports, especially ‘Rural
Sports’ at Panchayat level. He
is also the Founder of ‘All
has been a globetrotter and has visited nearly 13 countries.
His favourite pastime is Reading, Writing and Listening to Music.
Iqbal Singh has promoted the Hindi Sahitya and Punjabi Sahitya from
school days by delivering lectures at various National &
International Forum and by handing out books & pamphlets.
He has been a consistent advocate of the ideology that “God is
One” who transcends beyond religions.
recognition of his contributions,
is married to Smt. Gurinder Bir Kaur and is blessed with two sons.