Yudhvir Singh (born 1897, Jaipur, d. 1983, New Delhi) was an Indian freedom fighter, politician and homeopathic doctor.[1][2][3]

Singh studied in Agra and Allahabad.[1] He began practicing homeopathic medicine in 1920.[2] He was a member of the Arya Samaj, and edited the publication Arya-Kumar.[4] In 1928 he set up a Homoeopathic Free Dispensary in Chandni Chowk, Delhi (the dispensary was later renamed as the 'Dr. Yudhvir Singh Homoeopathic Trust'), with the help of Mir Mohammed Hussain Sahib.[2]

At the time, Singh was a leader of the Indian National Congress in Delhi.[5] He took part in the pro-independence struggles of 1932, 1941 and the Quit India Movement of 1942. During the campaign for independence, Singh was jailed for four years and nine months.[1] Singh's wife, Rani Raj, was also arrested during these movements.[5]

In 1935 Singh became the secretary of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. In 1937 he became a municipal commissioner of Delhi, a post he held until 1952.[1]

Yudhvir Singh stood as the Indian National Congress candidate in the Chandni Chowk constituency. He won the seat, having obtained 4,413 votes (52.84% of the votes in the constituency).[6]

He served as Minister, Health and Rehabilitation, Industries and Labour and Rationing and Jail in the Delhi State government between 1955 and 1956.[1][7] During his tenure the Delhi Homeopathic Act was passed (the act came into force on 1 October 1956).[8]

Singh was presented with Padma Shri in 1971 and later with Padma Bhushan in 1977 by the government.[9]


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  3. ^ The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's Who. Bombay: Bennett, Coleman & Co, 1954. p. 840
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  5. ^ a b Taneja, Anup. Gandhi, Women, and the National Movement: 1920 - 47. New Delhi: Har-Anand Publ, 2005. p. 149
  7. ^ Chander, Jag Parvesh. Remedy for Delhi's Ills. Delhi: Metropolitan Book Co, 1975. p. 5
  8. ^ Dilli Homoeopathic Anusandhan Parishad. Development of Homoeopathy in Delhi
  9. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2014)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). 21 May 2014. pp. 47, 70. Retrieved 23 March 2016.