Vikramaditya Singh Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Vikramaditya Singh is an Indian politician and member of the Indian National Congress. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Late Virbhadra Singh, and his second wife, Pratibha Singh. In December 2022, he stoked controversy after his wife, Sudarshana Chundawat, registered a case against him and his mother, and accused them of domestic exploitation.

Wiki/Biography

Vikramaditya Singh was born on Tuesday, 17 October 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Libra. He completed his schooling at the Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. [1] Vikramaditya enrolled himself at Hansraj College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Hons.). [2] He pursued a Master of Arts degree in History at St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. [3]

Childhood picture of Vikramaditya Singh

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Family

Vikramaditya Singh belongs to the royal Rajput family of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr.

Parents & Siblings

Vikramaditya’s father, Virbhadra Singh, was a politician and member of the Indian National Congress, who served six times as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. On 8 July 2021, at the age of 87, Virbhadra took his last breath at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) in Shimla after suffering from multi-organ failure. Her mother, Pratibha Singh, a politician and member of parliament from the Mandi Lok Sabha constituency, was appointed as the Chief of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee on 26 April 2022. Vikramaditya has a sister, Aparajita Singh, who got married to Angad Singh, grandson of Amarinder Singh, who is the former Chief Minister of Punjab.

Vikramaditya Singh with his parents, Virbhadra Singh and Pratibha Singh

Vikramaditya Singh with his sister Aparajita Singh

Wife

On 8 March 2019, Vikramaditya got married to Sudarshana Chundawat, an art connoisseur, digital illustrator, and photographer, at Kanotagarh palace in Jaipur. In October 2018, the couple got engaged in Udaipur.

Vikramaditya Singh with his wife Sudarshana Chundawat

Sudarshana belonged to the royal family of Amet in Rajasthan and is the daughter of Thakur Dheer Singh. However, they separated after a few months of marriage.

Other Relative

Vikramaditya’s grandfather, Raja Padam Singh, was the 121st titular Maharaja of Bushahr.

Picture of Vikramaditya’s grandfather, Raja Padam Singh

His grandmother’s name is Rani Shanti Devi. His maternal grandfather’s name is Hitendra Sen and her maternal grandmother’s name is Shanta Devi. Vikramaditya has four step-sisters, Jyotsna Kumari, Anuradha Kumari (deceased), Abhilasha Kumari (judge), and Meenakshi Kumari from his father’s first wife, Ratna Kumari.

Religion

Vikramaditya Singh follows Hinduism.

Vikramaditya Singh worshipping at a temple

Caste

Vikramaditya Singh is a Rajput. [4]

Address

Vikramaditya’s permanent address is Padam Palace, Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh.

Signature/Autograph

Career

In 2011, Vikramaditya joined politics and became a member of the Indian National Congress. In 2013, he was elected as the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president. In the 2017 assembly elections, Vikramaditya contested from the Shimla Rural constituency and won the seat by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate Ravi Mehta by a margin of 13,860 votes. In 2022, he contested from the same constituency and won by defeating BJP’s candidate Dr Pramod Sharma by a margin of 4880 votes.

Controversies

An FIR for allegedly amassing disproportionate assets

On 23 September 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) registered a case against the former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his son, Vikramaditya Singh, his wife, Pratibha Singh, and his daughter, Aprajita Singh, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, where they were accused of accumulating disproportionate assets of over Rs 10 crores.  The charge sheet was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  for the time period of 2009-2012 when Virbhadra served his tenure as the Union Minister in the UPA government. He and his family members were accused of cheating and forgery charges as they invested the unaccounted funds in LIC policies through an agent and tried to evade income tax by claiming the illegal funds as agricultural income earned from the sale proceeds of apples. They were booked under sections 109 (abetment) and 465 (punishment for forgery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA). [5]

Accused of domestic violence

On 17 October 2022, Vikramaditya’s wife, Sudarshana Chundawat, filed a case at the Udaipur court against him, her mother-in-law, Pratibha Singh, sister-in-law Aparajita Singh, brother-in-law Angad Singh, and a woman from Chandigarh, Amreen, under section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act and accused them of domestic abuse and financial exploitation. Sudarshana, in her complaint, accused Vikramaditya of having an affair with Amreen, a 38-year-old resident of Chandigarh. She alleged that Vikramaditya installed CCTV cameras in her room to monitor her and threatened and pressurized her for a divorce. When she confronted him about his affair, Vikramaditya revealed that he wanted to marry Amreen, but after his father, Virbhadra Singh, who was against his relationship with Amreen, threatened to disown him, he had to marry Sudarshana. In December 2022, it was reported that a non-bailable warrant was issued against Vikramaditya and his mother, Pratibha Singh by the Udaipur court, but Vikramaditya denied the rumours and said,

There was no order passed by the court regarding issuance of non-bailable warrants. Rather, we have accepted the notices. We are not evading the law. There has been no default on our part, so there is no question of issuing warrants against us.” [6]

Cases Where Pending

  • 1 charge related to the delivery of coin as genuine, which, when first possessed, the deliverer did not know to be counterfeit (IPC Section-241)
  • 5 charges related to punishment for being a member of an unlawful assembly (IPC Section-143)
  • 2 charges related to disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant (IPC Section-188)
  • 2 charges related to Punishment for wrongful restraint (IPC Section-341)
  • 1 charge related to an act endangering the life or personal safety of others (IPC Section-336)
  • 1 charge related to public servant unlawfully buying or bidding for property (IPC Section-169)
  • 1 charge related to Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life (IPC Section-270)

Assets/Properties

Movable Assets

  • Cash: Rs 2,00,000
  • Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs 1,29,22,251
  • Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs 1,82,75,537
  • LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 1,20,23,597
  • Personal loans/advance given: Rs 1,60,61,563
  • Motor Vehicles: 63,20,000
  • Jewellery: Rs 29,32,740
  • Other assets, such as values of claims/interests: Rs 1000000

Immovable Assets

  • Agricultural Land: Rs 11,93,08,940
  • Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 77,82,646
  • Commercial Buildings: Rs 11,86,00,000
  • Residential Buildings: Rs 65,77,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2022. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [7]

Net Worth

As of 2022, Vikramaditya’s net worth is estimated to be Rs 95,92,56,307

Note: It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents (minors). [8]

Car Collection

Vikramaditya owns Mahindra XUV 500, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Thar, and Nexa lgnis Zeta.

Vikramaditya Singh (right) posing with his Mahindra Thar

Favourites

  • Book: India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha (an Indian author)
  • Place: Sarahan in Himachal Pradesh

Facts/Trivia

  • Vikramaditya is fondly called Tikka Sahib by the local people of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. [9]
  • Vikramaditya is fond of animals, and he has a pet dog, Mr Coco.

    Vikramaditya Singh with his pet dog Mr Coco

  • Vikramaditya’s hobbies include mountaineering, cycling, wildlife photography, and reading autobiographies and historical books.
  • Vikramaditya is a fitness enthusiast, and he often shares his workout videos on various social media platforms.

    Vikramaditya Singh posing after completing his workout session

  • On 13 October 2013, Vikramaditya was selected as the president of the Himachal Pradesh State Rifle Association.
  • Vikramaditya served as a member of the National Rifle Association.
  • Vikramaditya participated in several rifle shooting competitions and represented his state, Himachal Pradesh, at the national level. In 2007, he won a bronze medal at the Rifle and Trap shooting Competition.
  • In 2011, Vikramaditya was elected as the Himachal Pradesh Youth Congress president, but the elections were declared null and void by the Foundation for Advanced Management of Elections (FAME) as Vikramaditya was found guilty of violating the Model Code of Conduct, and he was prohibited from contesting the 2012 HP Youth Congress presidential elections. [10]
  • In 2015, Vikramaditya was appointed as the director of the Himachal Vikas Nigam.
  • In 2017, Vikramaditya Singh became the first member of the legislative assembly from the Shimla rural constituency in Himachal Pradesh. [11]
  • In 2018, Vikramaditya and his father, Virbhadra Singh, took the oath at the 13th Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly session as members from the Shimla Rural constituency and Arki Assembly constituency respectively. It was the first time in the history of Himachal Pradesh that a father-son duo took oath as MLAs in the same assembly session.
  • In February 2019, Vikramaditya was appointed as the general secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee.
  • Vikramaditya’s father, Virbhadra Singh, at the age of 13, became the 122nd titular Maharaja of Bushahr after the demise of his father Raja Padam Singh in 1947. On 10 July 2021, two days after Virbhadra Singh’s death, Vikramaditya’s “Raj Tilak” ceremony (Coronation ceremony; a tradition followed of crowning the king/ruler, who would carry forward the family’s legacy) commenced at the Padam Palace in Rampur, where he was crowned the titular “Raja Sahib” of the erstwhile princely state of Bushahr. The ceremony was hosted to authorize Vikramaditya as the head of the family, which made him accountable to fulfill duties earlier performed by his father. As per sources, Vikramaditya was not in favour of the “Raj Tilak” ceremony as he believed that such titles didn’t exist in Indian democracy, but after being insisted on by his elderly family members, he agreed to perform it. [12]