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Ajit Singh, former Union Minister and RLD chief, dies of COVID-19

Ajit Singh, an IIT alum, was a seven-time MP and Union Minister in the governments of VP Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.

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New Delhi: Former Union Minister and one of India’s senior most politicians, Ajit Singh, died on Thursday at 82. The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief had been battling Covid, his son Jayant Chaudhary tweeted.

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— Jayant Chaudhary (@jayantrld) May 6, 2021

Ajit Singh was diagnosed with Covid on April 20, his son said in tweets. “He battled his condition till the very end and breathed his last today morning,” he said.

Ajit Singh, an IIT alum, was a seven-time MP and Union Minister in the governments of VP Singh, PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh.

The son of Chaudhary Charan Singh, a former Prime Minister, Ajit Singh quit the computer industry to return to India and join politics.

He became a Rajya Sabha member in 1986.

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