Singh Dr. Karan

Singh Dr.  Karan

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Singh Dr. Karan is 86 years old Rajyasabha MP, elected from state as a member of Party. Singh Dr. Karan was born to Maharaja Hari Singh & Maharani Tara Devi

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Joined active political life at an early age of eighteen years
appointed Regent by his father on the intervention of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949
Head of the Indian State of Jammu & Kashmir for next eighteen years
as Regent, elected Sadar-i-Riyasat and Governor
the only former ruler of a princely State to voluntarily surrender his privy purse and put the entire sum into the Hari-Tara Charitable Trust named after his parents in the service of the people of India
converted his Amar Mahal Palace located in Jammu into a Museum and Library which contains a priceless collection of Pahari miniatures and modern Indian art as well as his personal library of over twenty thousand volumes
looking after several other trusts in Jammu & Kashmir including the Dharmarth Trust which administers over a hundred Hindu shrines and temples
Founder, International Centre for Science, Culture and Consciousness
President, (i) People's Commission on Environment and Development (India), and (ii) Indian Council for Cultural Relations (I.C.C.R) with Cabinet rank in 2005
Chairman, (i) Virat Hindu Samaj which seeks social reforms on the basis of universal, vedantic values and (ii) Temple of Understanding, a global Interfaith organisation
Vice-Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund
was Chairman, (i) Central Sanskrit Board and (ii) Indian Board of Wildlife
was head of Project Tiger
Member, (i) Club of Rome, (ii) Club of Budapest, (iii) National Integration Council since November 2004, (iv) Jury for the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding, April 2005-March 2008 and (v) National Committee for Celebration of 2550th Anniversary of Mahaprinirvana of Lord Buddha, January 2006
was Member, U.N.E.S.C.O. International Commission on Education for the twenty-first century
Trustee, (i) India International Centre and (ii) Green Cross International
was Chancellor, (i) Jammu & Kashmir University and (ii) Banaras Hindu University
associated with many cultural and academic institutions and has received several honorary degrees and other awards, including doctorates from the Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University and Soka University, Tokyo
took the M.A. degree of Delhi University in Political Science with a first class first in 1957, creating a University record which is still unbroken
represented India at important international conferences
has given lectures in five continents on philosophy, culture, politics and environment
awarded, (i) National Integration Award for 2005 from the National Commission for Minorities and (ii) Padma Vibhushan Award, 2005
India's representative on the Executive Board of UNESCO since November 2009
Assets ( In Rupees)More than 61 Crore(s)
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EducationM.A., Ph.D. Educated at Doon School, University of Jammu & Kashmir and University of Delhi
Delhi Address3, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
Telephone : 26115291, 26111744, 24102137, Tele-Fax: 26873171
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Author, (i) Varied Rhythms (Essays and Poems), (ii) Shadow and Sunlight (Dogri Folk Songs), (iii) Prophet of Indian Nationalism (The Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh), (iv) Welcome the Moonrise (Poems), (v) Post-Independence Generation, Challenge and Response, (vi) Contemporary Essays, (vii) Population, Poverty and the Future of India, (viii) In Defence of Religion, (ix) Religions of India, (x) One Man's World, (xi) Bridge to Immortality (The Mundaka Upanishad), (xii) Humanity at the Crossroads, (xiii) Autobiography, (xiv) Essays on Hinduism, (xv) Brief Sojourn, (xvi) Hymn to Shiva and Other Poems, (xvii) The Mountain of Shiva (Novel), (xviii) India and the World, (xix) Hinduism: The Eternal Religion, (xx) The Earth Has No Corners (a felicitation volume) Shipra Publications, Delhi, 2001, (xxi) As I see it ? The Karan Singh Reader, Full Circle Publishers, Delhi, 2001, (xxii) Letters from Mirtola, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, 2004, (xxiii) I Believe, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, 2006, (xxiv) Jammu & Kashmir 1949-64: Select correspondence between Jawaharlal Nehru & Karan Singh, Penguin Books, 2006, and (xxv) Karan Singh: Tryst with History
Niyogi Books 2007
Video and Audio cassettes : (i) The Message of Vedanta (a set of three video cassettes on Upanishads, Bhagawad Gita and Sri Aurobindo, brought out by I.I.T., Delhi) and (ii) Voices of Freedom (a set of two C.Ds and audio cassettes brought out by H.M.V.)
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