Charan Singh

Fifth prime minister of India (1902-1987)

Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 – 29 May 1987) was an Indian politician. He was the 5th Prime Minister of India from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980. Many people called him the 'champion of India's peasants.'[1] He was born in Noorpur, United Provinces, British India. He was mainly a member of the Janata Party.

Singh on a 1990 stamp of India

Singh died of a stroke on 29 May 1987 in New Delhi at the age of 84.

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  1. Byres, Terence J. (1988-01-01). "Charan Singh, 1902–87: An assessment". The Journal of Peasant Studies. 15 (2): 139–189. doi:10.1080/03066158808438356. ISSN 0306-6150.