Kunwar Inderjit Singh

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Kunwar Indrajit Singh
कुँवर इन्द्रजीत सिंह
20th Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
26 July 1957 – 15 May 1958
MonarchKing Mahendra
Preceded byTanka Prasad Acharya
Succeeded bySubarna Shamsher Rana
Personal details
Born(1906-01-01)1 January 1906
Dumrakot of Doti District, Nepal
Died4 October 1982(1982-10-04) (aged 76)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Political partyUnited Democratic Party

Kunwar Indrajit Singh (Nepali: कुँवर इन्द्रजीत सिंह; 1906 – 4 October 1982) or Kunwar Inderjit Singh popularly known as Dr. K.I. Singh was Prime Minister of Nepal for four months in 1957.[1] He was known as the Robin Hood of the Himalayas after initiating an extensive land redistribution scheme in the early 1950s.[2] He was a member of the Nepali Congress. In 1981, he joined the breakaway Nepali Congress (Subarna).

He was a former first aid attendant for which he was called Dr. K.I. Singh.[3]


Dr.K.I Singh is also the first known Doctor of Nepal known as Dr K.I. Singh. He also played important role for revolution against autocratic rana rule of Nepal. His full name is Dr. Kunwar Indrajeet Singh and birth name is Indra Dhwoj Shahi, but is popularly known as Dr. K.I. Singh. He worked in India, and Burma (Myanmar) in the Japanese occupied areas during 1932-34. In 1946, he joined the Nepali National Congress Party and actively participated in the 1950-51 revolution against the Ranas to establish democracy in Nepal. Because of his strong opposition to the 1950 agreement, he was arrested and jailed for 6 months. He escaped and fled to China but returned later after Amnesty by King Mahendra. He also served as the Prime Minister for four months in 1957. He was jailed for 17 months because of his involvement in Satyagraha but was released subsequently after the order of Supreme Court in 1965. He was also appointed as a member of the Rastriya Panchayat for two terms. He was an undaunting, honest and fearless son of Mother Nepal. In 1982, he died of throat cancer at the age of 76.

Political offices
Preceded by
Tanka Prasad Acharya
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Nepal
1957 – 1958
Succeeded by
Subarna Shamsher Rana

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kunwar Indrajeet Singh, Former Nepal Premier". The New York Times. 1982-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-08.
  2. ^ "Robin Hood of the Himalayas". TIME. 1957-09-05. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
  3. ^ http://www.nepalresearch.com/history/background/revolution_1950.htm