Gurmukh Nihal Singh
1st Governor of Rajasthan
In office
1 November 1956 – 16 April 1962
Preceded byMan Singh II (Rajpramukh)
Succeeded bySampurnanand
2nd Chief Minister of Delhi
In office
13 February 1955 – 31 October 1956
Preceded byChaudhary Brahm Prakash
Succeeded byPosition Abolished[a]
Personal details
Born(1895-03-14)14 March 1895
Died22 December 1969(1969-12-22) (aged 74)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Alma materBanaras Hindu University, University of Delhi
Source: Former Governor of Rajasthan

Gurmukh Nihal Singh (14 March 1895 – 22 December 1969)[2] was the first Governor of Rajasthan[3] and second Chief Minister of Delhi from 1955 to 1956 and was a Congress leader.[4] He was the successor of Chaudhary Brahm Prakash and assumed office in 1955 just for one year. The late journalist Surendra Nihal Singh (1929-2018) was Gurmukh Nihal Singh's son.[5][6]


  1. ^ As after that States Reorganisation Act, 1956 was passed which made Delhi a Union Territory. Thus, no one was appointed the next CM of Delhi until legislative assembly elections in Delhi were held in 1993, (successed by Madan Lal Khurana) when Union Territory of Delhi was formally declared as National Capital Territory of Delhi by the Sixty-ninth Amendment to the Indian constitution and formed Delhi Metropolitan Council.[1]


  1. ^ "Sixty-ninth amendment". Delhi Assembly official website. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ Assembly, Punjab (India) Legislature Legislative. Debates: Official report (in Punjabi). p. 33. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ "ਰਾਜਸਥਾਨ ਦੇ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਰਾਜਪਾਲ ਸ: ਗੁਰਮੁਖ ਨਿਹਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ". Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Gurmukh Nihal Singh was the second Chief Minister of Delhi, and also served as the first Governor of the state of Rajasthan".
  5. ^ "In memoriam". The Statesman. 22 April 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  6. ^ Kapoor, Coomi (17 April 2018). "Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh (1929-2018): Among the last old-school titans". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 October 2020.