Past Governors detail

Shri Anshuman Singh
Governor of Gujarat
From 25/04/1998 To 15/01/1999
Date of Birth : 07/07/1935
Date of Demise :
Place of Birth : Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
Family Status : Married
Details of the life sketch of
Shri Anshuman Singh

The Governor of Gujarat Justice Shri Anshuman Singh (Retd.) who was the 13th Governor of Gujarat was born in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh ) on 7th July, 1935. He was awarded L.L.B. degree from the University of Allahabad in 1957.

With a deep interest in legal field, Justice Shri Anshuman Singh started practice as Advocate in the District Court of Allahabad in 1957, at a young age of 22. After ten years of successful career, he joined as an Advocate at the prestigious Allahabad High Court in 1968.

His devotion and commitment to Justice won him an appointment as the Government Advocate in 1976 in Allahabad High Court.

He was appointed in 1980 as the Senior Standing Counsel for the Government of India. After that he was appointed as Judge of the Allahabad High Court in 1984. He became President of the High Court Ministerial Staff Association, Allahabad in July, 1984 and continued on the said post for 10 years till he was transferred to Rajasthan High Court. After his transfer he resigned from the said post. Under his stewardship, many social welfare schemes were introduced for the welfare of the employees of Allahabad High Court. They included establishment of a full-fledged dispensary, subsidised Canteen, a fair price shop and creation of many avenues of promotions for the ministerial staff to higher cadres. In 1990, he was appointed Administrative Judge of the Allahabad High Court.

His Career took an upward turn when Shri Anshuman Singh after 37 years of brilliant career as a lawyer and a jurist, was transferred to Rajasthan High Court as a Senior Judge in the year 1994. Two years later, in 1996 he was appointed the Administrative Judge of the Rajasthan High Court and continued on the same post till 7th July, 1997 when he retired. It is noteworthy that during the period from 1994 to 1997 he was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court four times.

On 7th April, 1998 he was appointed Executive Chairman of the "Rajasthan State Legal Service Authority ". His long service to the cause of Justice was rewarded when he was appointed as the Governor of Gujarat on 17th April, 1998. He took over as Governor of Gujarat on 25th April, 1998 afternoon and continued till 15.01.1999.