|Sardar Swaran Singh|
• Born : 19th August, 1907 • Died : 30th October, 1994
- Was closest advisor to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on political and diplomatic matters.
- Joined Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet in 1952. He was minister for Works, Housing and Supply in that Cabinet, 1952-57; for Steel, Mines and Fuel, 1957-62; for Railways 1962; for Food and Agriculture 1963-64; for Industry and Supply in Lal Bahadur Shastri's Cabinet, 1964; for External Affairs, 1964-66; for Defence with Indira Gandhi, 1966-70; for External Affairs 1970-74 and for Defence again 1974-75.
- Was Chairperson of the Committee entrusted with the responsibility of studying the Constitution of India in 1976 during the 'Emergency'. Based on the recommendations of this Committee the Government incorporated several changes to the Constitution through the 42nd amendment.
- Led Indian Delegation to United Nations several times.
- Was President of Indian Council of World Affairs from 1976 to 1981.
- Was member of the Eminent Person's Group constituted by the United Nations.
- Was Vice Chairman of the UNESCO Board from 1984 to 1986.
- Received Padma Vibhushan in 1992.