Ajay Singh (1950–2020) was educated at Modern School and St. Stephen’s College at Delhi and Canterbury University in New Zealand. He started his career in journalism with the Fiji Times and had a brief stint with Surya India, India Today and Morning Echo, a tabloid of the Hindustan Times Group in Delhi. He joined the All India Kisan Trust as its Managing Trustee in 1980 with Chaudhary Charan Singh as its Chairman. He entered politics in 1986 as Member of the Legislative Council in UP. He was elected Member of Parliament from Agra in 1989 and was Union Deputy Minister for Railways in the V P Singh-led Government. Subsequently, he headed several cultural and educational organisations as the chairman of their governing bodies. He served as India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Islands during 2005-07. Later he remained engaged in the community and social work and 2013 onwards was President of the All India Sarv Jat Mahasabha.