Anand Singh

Summary

Anand Kumar Singh (8 August 1948 – 4 December 2020) was a Fijian lawyer and politician of Indian descent. He was born in Bombay, when his family had temporarily moved to India. The family returned from India in 1951 to live at the birthplace of his father, Parmanand Singh, in Yalalevu, Ba. His father was one of the first three Indo-Fijians to be elected to the Legislative Council of Fiji.

Anand Kumar Singh
32nd Attorney General of Fiji
In office
19 May 1999 – 27 May 2000
PresidentRatu Sir Kamisese Mara
Prime MinisterMahendra Chaudhry
Preceded byKelemedi Bulewa
Succeeded byAlipate Qetaki
Member of Parliament
for Lautoka Rural Indian
In office
19 May 1999 – 27 May 2000
Succeeded byUdit Narayan
Senator
In office
2001–2006
Appointed byLeader of the Opposition
Personal details
Born(1948-08-08)8 August 1948
Bombay, Dominion of India
Died4 December 2020(2020-12-04) (aged 72)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political partyFiji Labour Party
RelationsParmanand Singh (father)
Children3 sons, 1 daughter (deceased)
ProfessionLawyer

A member of the Fiji Labour Party, he was elected to represent the Lautoka Rural Indian Communal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and was appointed Attorney-General in the government of Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, serving until the government was deposed in the Fiji coup of 2000.

On 19 May 2000, he was among the 43 members of the People's Coalition Government, led by Mahendra Chaudhry, taken hostage by George Speight and his band of rebel Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers from the Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit. He was released on 12 July 2000.[1]

From 2001 to 2006, he served as one of 8 Senators nominated by the Leader of the Opposition.

Singh practiced law privately, and was the senior partner of the Chaudhry and Singh law firm, which includes Rajendra Chaudhry, Mahendra Chaudhry's son.

Personal lifeEdit

Singh had two children, Hamish and Nikish, from a previous marriage. Their mother and sister died in an aeroplane accident in 1999. He had two children, Manish and Pranish from a second marriage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fiji Labour Party - Activities Report: 1999-2000
Legal offices
Preceded by Attorney-General of Fiji
1999 - 2000
Succeeded by