While serving as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, this Indian politician also held a number of ministerial positions, presiding over the assembly's Sports & Youth Welfare and Food & Civil Supplies committees.
After graduating from Colonel Ganj Inter College Allahabad in the late 1980s, he earned a law degree from Lucknow University.
In both 2002 and 2013, he was charged with and subsequently cleared of criminal offenses.
He is the grandson of Himachal Pradesh state governor Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh and the son of Oudh state leader Uday Pratap Singh. His marriage to Bhanvi Kumari resulted in four children.
He and Ashoke Sen were both appointed cabinet ministers in the Indian government.