Arjan Singh is an Indian Air force Marshal, who served as the Chief of Indian Air force, from 1964 to 1969. He also served as the diplomatic advisor and a politician, in Indian government. In the year 2002, he was the only officer, who was promoted to the five star rank and was made the Marshal of the Indian Air Force. From 1989 to 1990, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.
After completing his schooling, he joined the RAF College Cranwell, in the year 1938. Later he was commissioned as the pilot officer, in December 1939. In the year 1944, he led the NO.1 Squadron, Indian Air force and was awarded the Distinguishing Flying Cross. After his service, he was also made the Chief of the Indian Air Staff, in the year 1964. In 1965, he was awarded the prestigious award from the Indian Government, Padma Vibhushan. He was also promoted as the first Air Chief Marshal and was recognised for his contribution in the 1965 war.
In the year 1970, he took retirement from Indian Air Force, when he was 50 years old. In 1971, he was made an Indian Ambassador to Switzerland and Vatican and was also appointed as the High Commissioner to Kenya. He has also served as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi from 1989 to 1990. He also paid his last tribute to our Late President Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, in Palam Airport. In September 16, 2017, he suffered from a massive cardiac arrest and passed away at 7.47 pm, the same evening.
Arjan Singh Height: 5’7”
Arjan Singh Net Worth: $21 million (approx)
Arjan Singh Biography:
- Name: Arjan Singh
- Nick Name: Arjan
- Profession: Marshal of Indian Air Force
- Date of Birth: April 15, 1919
- Passed Away On: September 16, 2017
- Age: 98 years
- Zodiac: Aries
- Weight: 70 kg
- Schooling: Montgomery, British India
- College: RAF Air Force College Cranwell
- Educational Qualification: Trained Pilot
- Father: Kishan Singh (Army Officer)
- Marital Status: Widower
- Spouse: Teji Arjan Singh (Late)
- Children: Arvind Singh