Dr Abhishek Singhvi is an eminent jurist, parliamentarian, visible media personality, well known columnist, author and commentator. (MP; National Spokesperson, Congress; former Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Law; eminent jurist; former Addl Solicitor General, India; former Chairman, AICC Law &Human Rights Department; writer, speaker, thinker, well known media personality. )

 He is a Member of Parliament; the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party; the youngest designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court (at age 34); a former and youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) (at 37) and former elected Vice President, Supreme Court Bar Association. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is currently the Chairman of the AICC All India Law and Human Rights Department and Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel & Grievances. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Congress’ Media Department.

Education

 B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., PIL Educated at St. Columba’s School, Delhi, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K. and Havard University, U.S.A.He topped India at the school leaving Indian School Certificate exam and did BA Economics Hons, St Stephen’s College, and MA and PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK. He also taught at St. John’s College, Cambridge and did a summer program, PIL, from Harvard, USA. He has lectured to student/faculty groups and general audiences at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Boston MIT and George Washington Universities, to NGOs and think tanks (like Heritage Foundation, International Council of World Affairs in Washington, DC, USA) and addressed several international conferences, including those at Paris and Pakistan. Abhishek Manu Singhvi was conferred honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Amity, Rajasthan and Jain Viswa Bharati Universities. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is visiting Trumbull Lecturer at Yale University, USA in 2011.

Constitutional law, administrative law, corporate law, commercial law and international commercial arbitrations are his special areas of professional interest.Abhishek Manu Singhvi has been a member of the Supreme Court created and administered bilateral legal forums, including the Indo British, Indo US, Indo Canadian and Indo Israel ones.

Personal Life & Family

Abhishek Singhvi was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan to Kamla and Laxmi Mall Singhvi, a renowned lawyer and India’s former High Commissioner to the UK, who belonged to Bharatiya Janta Partynow Indian National Congress.

 Abhishek Singhvi is married to ghazal and Sufi singer Anita Singhvi. They have two sons, Anubhav (born 1st Dec 1984) and Avishkar (born 12th Oct 1987).

 Abhishek was born on 24 February 1959 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His interests include reading biographies, Hindi film music, watching action thrillers and travel. Abhishek Manu Singhvi association with the media has been noted since a long time, with the help of his expression force and communication through his amusing and humorous, self-possessed non emotional conversational talks. It wasn’t a child’s play to snare and trap the political leader cum keen author in the media’s discussions due to his sermon and speech when articulated cleared about his deep thoughts and expressions about any given topic, be it current or what happened off late!

Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi reflects his stature of being an attractive source to the dynamic and ever-popular televised urban privileged and influential class of the society.

Positions Held

  • 1997-98   Additional Solicitor General of India 2001 onwards National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress April 2006 Elected to Rajya Sabha Aug. 2006 – May 2009 and Aug.

  • 2009-July 2011 Member, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Aug.

  • 2006 – Aug. 2007 Member, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit Member, Joint Committee to examine the Constitutional and Legal position relating to Office of Profit Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development Sept.

  • 2006 – Sept. 2010 Member, Committee of Privileges July 2010 onwards Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of External Affairs July 2011 onwards Chairman, Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice Member, General Purposes Committee.

  • Dr Singhvi was appointed as the spokesperson during that time, asking him to resign from both the posts of the spokesperson and chairperson of the standing committee of justice! The trial didn’t last too long as the author of the CD containing the alleged content confessed of all the content being morphed and defamed against Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi always had a viewpoint and spoke about his thought process that people are always born with a silver spoon, however if they do not fight hard to prove themselves in whatever career they choose, then you get rejected in fraction of seconds by the society you live in. The actual test of a person’s potential gradient comes to test, when they start to perform. He did cited his own example how he was very reluctant and unsure of what professional line he wished to enter, yet he took inspiration from his father. How his father’s doctorate degree and outclass work in law, gave him the courage to work in this department. The initial push is only like a rebuttable conjecture working out in your support or errand. So a person his stature, with such a brilliant thought process and enlightened Te perspective of many!

Abhishek Manu Singhvi is an eminent personality in the Indian Political Scenario. He belongs to the Indian National Congress and is also a Member of the Parliament of India representing Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha. Having acknowledged by the Global Leader of Tomorrow Award in 1999, he has been an actively inspiring role model for the youngsters. In 2007, Abhishek Manu Singhvi was invited to hold lectures on Federalismwhich was printed in the prominent and esteemed IIPA journal apart from the best essay.

 Abhishek Manu Singhvi association with the media has been noted since a long time, with the help of his expression force and communication through his amusing and humorous, self-possessed non emotional conversational talks. His contribution in media includes the ‘Candid Corner’, a column written by him in Hindustan Times which are also published in a book form. Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi reflects his stature of being an attractive source to the dynamic and ever-popular televised urban privileged and influential class of the society.

Apart from his various contributions as a politician, an important one is his support for the Lokpal Bill. He says, “You are creating breeding ground for corruption. You are making a body outside the whole system, with inherent conflict of interest. Our conception is of checks and balances.

 Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi Chagla Memorial Lecture at Mumbai University in 2007 and the GWU lecture in 2009 are published in reputed academic journals in India and USA.

  • He was also invited to lecture on Federalism in Nepal in 2007 during the country’s Constitution formation, with that lecture published in the prestigious IIPA journal also winning that journal’s prize for the best essay.

  • In 2011, he delivered the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture at the prestigious Indian Institute of Public Administration on “Parliamentary Democracy” and the Nehru Memorial Lecture at the India Centre at Cardiff, Wales, UK on “Institutional Foundations Of Indian Democracy.”

  • He always had time to appear in the electronic reports channels and has ensured to contribute his bit by submitting his voice to the print media. His association with the media has been noted since a long time, with the help of his expression force and communication through his amusing and humorous, self-possessed non emotional conversational talks.

  • Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi reflects his stature of being an attractive source to the dynamic and ever-popular televised urban privileged and influential class of the society.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi always had time to appear in the electronic reports channels and has ensured to contribute his bit by submitting his voice to the print media. His association with the media has been noted since a long time, with the help of his expression force and communication through his amusing and humorous, self-possessed non emotional conversational talks. It wasn’t a child’s play to snare and trap the political leader cum keen author in the media’s discussions due to his sermon and speech when articulated cleared about his deep thoughts and expressions about any given topic, be it current or what happened off late!

 Dr Abhishek Singhvi reflects his stature of being an attractive source to the dynamic and ever-popular televised urban privileged and influential class of the society.