Ganesh Man Singh

Ganesh Man Singh

Infobox revolution biography
name=Ganesh Man Singh

caption=Nepal's "Father of Democracy"
placeofbirth=flagicon|Nepal Itumbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
placeofdeath=flagicon|Nepal Chaksibari, Kathmandu, Nepal
movement=Nepalese Democratic Movement
organizations=Nepali Congress, Praja Parishad

Ganesh Man Singh (Nepal Bhasa:गणेशमान सिंह) was the commander of Nepalese democratic movement of 1990 AD. He was the first Asian to receive United Nations Human Right Award. He is one of the most revered politicians of Nepal. He is the only person ever in the history of Nepal to refuse to become the Prime Minister when requested by the monarch and supported by the people and is known as the Father of Democracy in Nepal.

Early life

He was born on November 9 1915 [ Letter to "Mission Pemanente, Du Royamu Du Nepal, Aupres de l'office des Nations Unies, Geneve" by Nepalese Ambassador, Jayaraj Acharya, nominating Ganesh Man Singh for Human Right Award, Page 62, श्रद्धांजली ] in Itumbahal, Kathmandu. His father was Gyan Man Singh and mother Sanunani Shrestha Singh. His father died when he was young. So, his grandfather, Ratna Man Singh (who was Badakaji in Rana regime) took care of him.

He studied in Durbar High School till class 6 when he was resticated from the school for not respecting his fellow Rana students [ वीर गणेशमान सिंह स्मारिका, Page 1] . He then went to Calcutta to study where he completed his matriculation from Vidyasagar College in first division [ वीर गणेशमान सिंह स्मारिका, Page 1] . He studied till I.Sc. then returned back to Nepal in B.S. 1994.

upreme Leader of Nepali Congress

Mr Singh was one of the main leaders of Nepali Congress Movement in 2007 B.S., which was able to overthrow Rana Regime. In 2015, he was elected as Member of Parliament from Kathmandu and later became a Cabinet Minister. After coup detat by King Mahendra, Mr Singh became one of the main leaders advocating for democracy in Nepal. He ultimately became the Supreme leader of Nepali Congress, the title he held throughout his life.

Early political life

As soon as he got back to Nepal, he started protesting against the autocratic rulers of Nepal. He came in contact with martyr Dharma Bhakta Mathema and joined Praja Parishad, the first political party of Nepal [इतिहासपुरुषहरुका दृष्टिमा गणेशमान सिंह, Page 21] . He got married with Mangala Devi Singh in B.S. 1997. Three months after his marriage, he was arrested for his involvement in Praja Parishad. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for his democratic activities.

Later life

After the coup of 1960, Singh was held without trial for eight years at the Sundarijal Military Detention Camp. [cite web|url=|title=Picture of Sundarijal Military Detention Camp |work=Nepali Congress|accessdate=2008-10-07 |archiveurl= |archivedate=2002-08-02]

Recognizing his outstanding contribution in the field of Human Rights, Mr. Singh was honored by the United Nations with “Human Rights Award” in 1993. He is the first Statesman from South Asia to receive this prestigious award.

Ganesh Man Singh had received the “United States Peace Run Prize” in 1990 for his contribution to peace in Nepal and the world and his leadership quality. He was also decorated by the “U Thant Peace Award”.

External links

* [ Nepal homepage]
* [ Ganesh Man Singh Organization]



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