Dr. Raman Singh comes from a family of farmers and was born on October 15, 1952. His father, Late Vighnaharan Singh Thakur, was a famous advocate and a social worker of Kawardha. His mother was Late Smt. Sudha Singh. He did his schooling from Chhuyikhadan, Kawardha and Rajnandgaon. He graduated in science from Government Science College, Bemetara from 1971 to 1972. Dr. Raman Singh also completed a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic Medicine (BAMS) from Government Ayurvedic College at Raipur. He practiced Ayurvedic Medicine in Kawardha after completing the course. Many a times he treated the poor free of cost, and his simplicity, openness and yearning to serve made him quite popular among the natives.


Ranked by India Today as the number one Chief Minister of India in 2005.

It was during his term in 2006-07 that Chhattisgarh came first in India with regard to implementation of twenty-point developmental programme of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The assessment of the same was done by Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry, Government of India.

To recognize Chhattisgarh's effort on improving human development, the United Nations has bestowed the state with its highest award.

The state has witnessed excellent fiscal management, which was acclaimed all over the country.

Chhattisgarh has been ranked in the top 5 states in the Ease of Doing Business rankings for 2016 released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and the World Bank.

The CRISIL runners-up award was presented to Chhattisgarh for its work on urban modernization by the Union Ministry of Urban Development.

Massive investments in roads, electrical infrastructure and water resources are coming up. The Union Ministry for Industries declared Chhattisgarh as the leading state in investments in January 2007.

In 2004-2005, Dr. Raman Singh visited different countries like USA, Canada and UK, inviting foreign companies to invest in Chhattisgarh, which saw tremendous response.

Dr. Raman Singh participated in the 3rd Annual South Africa International Trade and Investment Conference held at Sandton, Johannnesburg, in October 2009.