Darbara Singh (speaker)

For the chief minister, see Darbara Singh.

Darbara Singh (1927-1998) was an Indian politician and former speaker of Punjab assembly.[1]

Darbara Singh
Speaker of Punjab assembly
In office
14 March 1969 – 3 September 1973
Preceded byJoginder Singh Mann
Succeeded byKewal Krishan
Member of Lok Sabha[2]
In office
Preceded byUmrao Singh
Succeeded byInder Kumar Gujral
Governor of Rajasthan[3]
In office
1 May 1998 – 24 May 1998
Preceded byBali Ram Bhagat
Succeeded byNavrang Lal Tibrewal
Personal details
Born25 February 1927
Lyallpur, British India (now in Pakistan)
Died24 May 1998 (aged 71)
Political partyIndependent (till 1972)
Indian National Congress (from 1972 to 1996)
Shiromani Akali Dal (from 1996-1998)
Spouse(s)Prabjot Kaur
ParentsMangal Singh

He won election for Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1967 and 1969 as an Independent candidate. Then in 1972 on the ticket of Indian National Congress. In 1967 he became the deputy minister for Public Work. In 1969 he became the speaker of Punjab assembly.

In 1996 he won Lok Sabha election on the ticket of Shiromani Akali Dal but in 1998 left the seat for Inder Kumar Gujral and he appointed Governor of Rajasthan where he died in office after few days.