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Kunwar Pranav Singh "Champion" is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. A member of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, he was elected for the fourth consecutive time and is one of the senior Member of the Legislative Assembly in Uttarakhand. He has also served as Cabinet Rank Minister in the Previous State Governments under the chief-ministership of N. D. Tiwari, Vijay Bahuguna & Harish Rawat.

Kunwar Pranav Singh "Champion"
Kunwar Pranav Singh "Champion" ji and Amit Shah ji.jpg
Singh (left) with Amit Shah, 2017
Member Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
March 2017
In office
March 2012 – March 2016
Preceded by Constituency created
Constituency Khanpur
In office
February 2002 – March 2012
Preceded by Qazi Muhammad Mohiuddin
Succeeded by Sanjay Gupta
Constituency Laksar
Personal details
Born (1966-04-06) 6 April 1966 (age 52)
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party (2016–)
Other political
Indian National Congress
(till 2016)
Spouse(s) Kunwarani Devyani Singh
Children Divye Pratap Singh[1][2]
Parents Narendra Singh (father)


Singh is the descendant of Raja Ram Dayal Singh and "First Freedom Fighter" Raja Vijay Singh Gujjar, the Gujjar kings of Landhaura state and Kunja-Bhagawan Pur Riyasat, that was formed in the 18th-century.[3][4][5][6][7]


Singh contested from Khanpur at the 2012 legislative assembly election as a candidate of the Indian National Congress (INC). In May 2016, along with eight other legislators, he revolted against the Harish Rawat-led INC government in the State.[8][9] Around this time, he quit the INC and joined the BJP. He was disqualified as a legislator under the anti-defection law only to be elected from the BJP after the 2017 election.[10]


  1. ^ "Divye Pratap Singh shoots gold in Thailand Championship". Hindustan Times. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Kunwar Divye Pratap Won Gold Medal In Shooting Competition". Jagran. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Raheja, Gloria Goodwin (1988). The poison in the gift: ritual, prestation, and the dominant caste in a north Indian village. University of Chicago Press. pp. 1–2. ISBN 0226707288, ISBN 978-0-226-70728-0. 
  4. ^ "Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives on the Indian Uprising of 1857". Crispin Bates. ISBN 9788132110514. 
  5. ^ "The Peasant and the Raj: Studies in Agrarian Society and Peasant Rebellion in Colonial India (Cambridge South Asian Studies)". Eric Stokes. ISBN 9780511563416. 
  6. ^ "A Princely Impostor?: The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal". Partha Chatterjee. 
  7. ^ "Litmus test for two-time ‘Champion’ MLA". Hindustan Times. 
  8. ^ "Champion's somersaults in Haridwar". The Hindu. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Will Kunwar be Champion 4th time?". The Tribune. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Champion-Shah meet sparks controversy in state BJP". The Times of India. 14 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.