Virbhadra Singh is the current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. The 82-year-old politician belongs to the Congress party and has been Himachal's Chief Minister since 2012. Born in 1934, the politician has had an illustrious career. His first win was in 1962 wherein he had won Lok Sabha seat in the then general elections. He along with his wife Pratibha Singh has served the country by winning many elections. Virbhadra Singh again contested for Lok Sabha seat in 1967 and 1971 and won both times as well. He was again back in Lok Sabha in 1980 and 2009. His wife too sat in the lower house of the Parliament after 2004 general elections.
Apart from this Mr. Singh also represented India at United Nations in the year 1976. For the next two years, he held the office of Civil Aviation and Tourism at the Centre. He was also the Minister of State of Industries for three years from 1980-83. Between May 2009 and January 2011 he even held the post of Steel Minister at the Centre. He was also the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises till June 2012.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been elected 7 times to the state's legislative assembly. He first got elected in 1983 and was sworn in as the chief minister. He held the command again in 1993, 2003 and 2012. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and did BA Honours from there.