Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh


Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh
Minister of State
In office
28 October 2012 – 26 May 2014
Served along with M. Ramachandran
Succeeded byKiren Rijiju
Member of parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
ConstituencyKushi Nagar
Personal details
Born (1964-04-25) 25 April 1964 (age 57)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Sonia Singh
ResidenceKushinagar, Uttar Pradesh
Alma materThe Doon School

Kunwar Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh (known as R. P. N. Singh) (born 25 April 1964), popularly known as Raja Saheb of Padrauna,[1] is an Indian politician and former Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He was an MP from Kushinagar constituency in 15th Lok Sabha. For the 16th Lok Sabha election even though substantial increase of vote he lost to Rajesh Pandey (BJP). Recently[when?] Singh was chosen for AICC in charge of Jharkhand[2] and Chhattisgarh.[3]

Personal life

Singh hails from a royal sainthwar family[4] of Kushinagar (Padrauna), Uttar Pradesh and attended The Doon School.[5] In May 2014, he became the president of Doon's alumni body The Doon School Old Boys' Society.[6]

He was married on 7 December 2002 to Sonia Singh (prominent anchor and editorial director at NDTV), and has three daughters. He currently resides in the Palace, Padrauna, Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father Late Kunwar C.P.N. Singh was also MP of Kushinagar (then Hata). His father was Minister of state for Defence in Indira Gandhi cabinet in 1980.

Kunwar R.P.N. Singh was also former MLA from the seat of Padrauna until he was elected for Loksabha.

Positions held

  • M.L.A. (Uttar Pradesh), 1996-2009
  • President, Uttar Pradesh Youth Congress, 1997-1999
  • Secretary, AICC, 2003-2006
  • Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Padrauna constituency, 2009[7]
  • Union Minister of State, Road, Transport and Highways, 2009-2011[8]
  • Union Minister of State, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs, 2011-2013
  • Secretary, Sri Aurobindo Society Centre (Padrauna)
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Degree College
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Inter College
  • Secretary, Udit Narain Trust
  • Union Minister of state for Home Affairs 2013-2014[9]
  • President, The Doon School Old Boys' Society, 2014–present


  • Winner, Duke of Edinburgh Award (Gold){Date=April 2016}


  1. ^ "आरपीएन सिंह: कई बार लोकसभा चुनाव लड़े लेकिन एक बार ही मिली जीत, जानिए कैसा है कांग्रेस के इस नेता का सफर." NDTVIndia. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ "RPN Singh retains JPCC in-charge post". The Pioneer. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  3. ^ "PL Puniya, RPN Singh get charge of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh". The Economic Times. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Battles 'Royal' in Hindi heartland | Lucknow News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ Indianexpress.com : comments : Doon squad Archived 28 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Meat exporter Qureshi quits Doon School alumni body | The Indian Express
  7. ^ "Nervous moments for freshers at oath-taking ceremony". The Indian Express. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Massive road communication programme proposed: Minister". Daily News & Analysis. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Congress chooses tokenism over efficiency". First Post (India). 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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