Vikramaditya Singh is an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Late Virbhadra Singh, and his second wife, Pratibha Singh. In the 2022 assembly elections, he was elected as a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) from the Shimla Rural constituency of Himachal Pradesh after he defeated BJP’s candidate Ravi Mehta, by a margin of 13,860 votes.
Vikramaditya Singh was born on Tuesday, 17 October 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Libra. He completed his schooling at the Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. Vikramaditya enrolled himself at Hansraj College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Hons.). He pursued a Master of Arts degree in History at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.
Childhood picture of Vikramaditya Singh
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Vikramaditya Singh belongs to the royal Rajput family of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr.
Parents & Siblings
Vikramaditya’s father, Virbhadra Singh, was a politician and member of the Indian National Congress, who served six times as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. On 8 July 2021, at the age of 87, Virbhadra took his last breath at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla after suffering from multi-organ failure. Her mother, Pratibha Singh, a politician and member of parliament from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, was appointed as the Chief of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee on 26 April 2022. Vikramaditya has a sister, Aparajita Singh, who got married to Angad Singh, grandson of Amarinder Singh, who is the former Chief Minister of Punjab.
Vikramaditya Singh with his parents, Virbhadra Singh and Pratibha Singh
Vikramaditya Singh with his sister Aparajita Singh
In March 2019, Vikramaditya got married to Sudarshana Chundawat, an interior designer, at Kanotagarh palace in Jaipur. In October, the couple got engaged in Udaipur.
Vikramaditya Singh with his wife Sudarshana Chundawat
Sudarshana belonged to the royal family of Amet in Rajasthan and is the daughter of Thakur Dheer Singh. However, they separated after a few months of marriage.
Vikramaditya’s grandfather, Raja Padam Singh, was the 121st titular Maharaja of Bushahr.
Picture of Vikramaditya’s grandfather, Raja Padam Singh
His grandmother’s name is Rani Shanti Devi. His maternal grandfather’s name is Hitendra Sen and her maternal grandmother’s name is Shanta Devi. Vikramaditya has four step-sisters, Jyotsna Kumari, Anuradha Kumari (deceased), Abhilasha Kumari (judge), and Meenakshi Kumari from his father’s first wife, Ratna Kumari.
Vikramaditya Singh follows Hinduism.
Vikramaditya Singh worshipping at a temple
Vikramaditya Singh is a Rajput.
Vikramaditya’s permanent address is Padam Palace, Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh.
In 2013, Vikramaditya joined politics and became a member of the Indian National Congress. In 2013, he was elected as the state youth congress president of Himachal Pradesh. In the 2017 assembly elections, Vikramaditya contested from the Shimla Rural constituency and won the seat by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate Ravi Mehta by a margin of 13,860 votes. In 2022, he contested from the same constituency and won by defeating BJP’s candidate Dr Pramod Sharma by a margin of 4880 votes.
An FIR for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets
On 23 September 2015, an FIR was registered against the then Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his son, Vikramaditya Singh, his wife, Pratibha Singh, and his daughter, Aprajita Singh, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, where they were accused of accumulating disproportionate assets of over Rs 10 crores while Virbhadra Singh served his tenure as the Union Minister during the period from 2009-2012 in the UPA government. The charges were framed against Pratibha Singh, his wife, and seven other associates for allegedly encouraging the crime. The charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) accused them of cheating and forgery charges as they invested the unaccounted funds in LIC policies under the name of family members, tried to evade income tax, and claimed the funds as agricultural income earned from the sale proceeds of apples. They were booked under sections 109 (abetment) and 465 (punishment for forgery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA).
Accused of domestic violence
On 17 October 2022, Vikramaditya’s wife, Sudarshana Chundawat, filed a case against him under section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act and accused him of mental and physical abuse and financial exploitation. In December 2022, a non-bailable warrant was issued against Vikramaditya and his mother, Pratibha Singh by a Rajasthan court after Vikramaditya Singh’s wife, Sudarshana Chundawat, filed a complaint against them in which she accused them of domestic violence following which the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Udaipur issued non-bailable warrants to husband Vikramaditya Singh, mother-in-law Pratibha Singh, sister-in-law Aparajita Singh, Nandoi Angad Singh, and Chandigarh resident Amreen.
Cases Where Pending
- Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs 1,29,22,251
- Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs 1,82,75,537
- LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 1,20,23,597
- Personal loans/advance given: Rs 1,60,61,563
- Motor Vehicles: 63,20,000
- Other assets, such as values of claims/interests: Rs 1000000
- Agricultural Land: Rs 11,93,08,940
- Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 77,82,646
- Commercial Buildings: Rs 11,86,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs 65,77,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2022. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor).
As of 2022, Vikramaditya’s net worth is estimated to be Rs 95,92,56,307
Note: It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors).
- Book: India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha (an Indian author)
- Place: Sarahan in Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh
- Vikramaditya is fondly called Tikka Sahib by the local people of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
- Vikramaditya is fond of animals, and he has a pet dog, Mr Coco.
Vikramaditya Singh with his pet dog Mr Coco
- Vikramaditya’s hobbies include mountaineering, cycling, wildlife photography, and reading autobiographies and historical books.
- Vikramaditya is a fitness enthusiast, and he often shares his workout videos on various social media platforms.
Vikramaditya Singh posing after completing his workout session
- On 13 October 2013, Vikramaditya was selected as the president of the Himachal Pradesh State Rifle Association.
- Vikramaditya served as a member of the National Rifle Association.
- Vikramaditya participated in several rifle shooting competitions and represented his state, Himachal Pradesh, at the national level. In 2007, he won a bronze medal at the Rifle and Trap shooting Competition.
- In 2017, Vikramaditya Singh was elected as the first member of the legislative assembly from the Shimla rural constituency.
- In February 2019, Vikramaditya was appointed as the general secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee in charge of communications.
- Vikramaditya’s father, Virbhadra Singh, at the age of 13, became the 122nd titular Maharaja of Bushahr after the demise of his father Raja Padam Singh in 1947. On 10 July 2021, two days after Virbhadra Singh’s death, Vikramaditya’s “Raj Tilak” ceremony (Coronation ceremony; a tradition followed of crowning the king/ruler, who would carry forward the family’s legacy) commenced at the Padam Palace in Rampur, where he was crowned the titular “Raja Sahib” of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr. The ceremony was hosted to authorize Vikramaditya as the head of the family, which made him accountable to fulfill duties earlier performed by his father. As per sources, Vikramaditya was not in favour of the “Raj Tilak” ceremony as he believed that such titles didn’t exist in Indian democracy, but after being insisted on by his elderly family members, he agreed to perform it.