Nongthombam Biren Singh, better known as N. Biren Singh, known as Biren Singh, is an Indian politician, former footballer and former journalist. On 15 March 2017, he was elected as the twelfth Chief Minister of Manipur. On 11 March 2022, he tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Manipur.
N. Biren Singh was born on Sunday, 1 January 1961 (age 61 years; by 2022) at Luwangsangbam Mamang Leikai, Imphal, Manipur. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. His hometown is Hingang, Manipur. He did his Bachelor of Arts from DM College of Arts and Commerce, Imphal, Manipur in 1981. He also did a diploma in journalism. N. Biren Singh was inclined towards sports since childhood and was an ardent fan of football.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: salt and pepper (semi-bald)
Eye Colour: Black
parents and siblings
N. Biren Singh, N. Gauro is the son of Singh.
wife and children
N Biren Singh is married to N. hyanu devi, an entrepreneur and social worker. The couple has two sons and a daughter. They have a son named Nongthombam Ajay Singh. His daughter Anjubala Nongthongbam is married to RK Emo Singh (politician). RK Imo Singh is the son of Manipur’s first Union Minister Rajkumar Jaichandra Singh. Rajiv Gandhi led the government.
as a footballer
When Biren Singh was 18 years old, he started his career as a footballer. He was recruited into the Border Security Force (BSF) and initially, played for the BSF team in domestic football competitions. Later, he became the first football player from Manipur to play outside the state. In 1981, he was part of the BSF’s football team that won the Durand Cup by defeating Mohun Bagan of Kolkata. He left the team in 1982 but continued to play for the Manipur state team till 1992.
as a journalist
Although he had no formal training in journalism, Biren founded a local daily, Nahrolgi Thoudang, in 1992. He worked as the editor of the newspaper till 2001. In the year 2000, Biren Singh was arrested allegedly for sedition. Speech by an activist accused of being close to a separatist group.
as a politician
In 2002, Biren began his political career by joining the regional Democratic Revolutionary People’s Party (DRPP). In the same year, he was elected to the Manipur Legislative Assembly from Hingang constituency. After a year, he was first appointed as the Minister of State for Vigilance in the Manipur State Government and later, he became the Minister of Irrigation and Flood Control and Youth Affairs and Sports. The Democratic Revolutionary People’s Party (DRPP) merged with the Indian National Congress (INC) before the 2007 assembly elections. In 2007, he contested the Legislative Assembly election from Hingang constituency on Indian National Congress ticket and retained the seat. In 2012, Biren retained his assembly seat for the third time in a row. However, he was ousted from the cabinet in 2012, resulting in a deterioration in his relations with the then Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh. During that time he was the Vice President of the then Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee. In September 2015, when the BJP passed a bill to protect indigenous people in the Manipur Legislative Assembly, he said the bill would not harm any community in the state. Due to poor relations with Okram Ibobi Singh, he resigned from Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee and Manipur Legislative Assembly in October 2016. Subsequently, Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and became the spokesperson and co-convener of the Election Management Committee of BJP Manipur. State. In 2017, he contested and won the Manipur Legislative Assembly election from Hingang assembly constituency on a BJP ticket.
On 15 March 2017, Biren Singh was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Manipur, with most of the MLAs being presented before the Governor. He became the first Chief Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Manipur.
As Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh laid the foundation stone of a new academic building of Manipur Public School in January 2018. The project included new classrooms, headmaster’s room, common room, library, laboratories, toilets and separate hostels for boys and girls and was started by Manipur Minorities and OBC Economic Development Society (MOBEDS). The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has estimated the cost of the project at Rs. 10.80 crores.
In April 2018, Biren started the first state level Ginger Festival at Parabung in Ferzaval District. The festival was a step towards promoting agriculture in the district which is one of the most backward districts of the state. The festival received positive reviews from farmers, who reported that from 2018 onwards they were able to sell their organic produce (ginger) throughout the year.
Under his leadership, Manipur became the second state in India to declare itself coronavirus free during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Manipur had just two patients who had tested positive for the virus and successfully recovered from it.
In June 2020, nine MLAs who supported his government in Manipur blamed him for lack of action during the COVID-19 pandemic and withdrew their support from his government. During the trust vote, he was among the eight MLAs from Manipur who skipped the assembly proceedings defying the party’s whip for the trust vote. Later, all the members resigned from the Indian National Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
In 2022, he contested the Legislative Assembly election from Hingang constituency. He became MLA (on BJP ticket) from Hingang constituency for the second time by defeating Congress candidate P Saratchandra by 18,271 votes.
On 11 March 2022, he submitted his resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Manipur to the Governor of Manipur at the Raj Bhavan. Resigning from the post, he said that he would serve as the caretaker chief minister of Manipur.
- In July 2020, Additional Superintendent of Police, NAB, Thounaojam Brinda accused Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh of allegedly pressurizing the Border Bureau of Narcotics and Affairs to drop the case against a man accused in a drug seizure raid in June. inserted. In 2018, Vrinda had filed a complaint against Singh in the Imphal High Court.
As of 2022, N Biren Singh has a net worth of Rs. 14, 604,000 approx.
Salary / Income
He earned an income of Rs. 24,23,020 for the financial year 2020-2021.
- Bank Deposit- Rs. 58,26,872
- Mahindra Bolero- Rs. 6,50,000
- Gold (20 grams) – Rs. 99,520
- Walther 38 Pistol- Rs. 1,75,000
- Agricultural land – Rs. 10,45,000
- Residential Building – Rs. 30,00,000 (up to 2002)
Facts / Trivia
- N. Biren enjoys watching football matches and reading books in his spare time.
- Apart from being a politician, he is also a social worker and often raises issues for the welfare of the natives of Manipur.
- He once received the Best State Journalist award from W Nipmacha, the former Chief Minister of Manipur.
- In 2018, he was awarded the Champions of Change Award for his exceptional work for the nation. The award was presented by the Vice President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.