Iqbal Singh Chahal
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Iqbal Singh Chahal, a 1989-batch IAS officer and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner  is now being celebrated across the board for his handling of the Covid-19 crisis in Mumbai, a year after he took over.

Chahal was even awarded the ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year 2021 Award’ by Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this year, and praised by another Union Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, for “right approach and judicious use of resources”.

Iqbal Singh Chahal

Real NameIqbal Singh Chahal
Nick NameIqbal Singh
ProfessionIAS Officer
Date of Birth1966-01-20 00:00:00
Batch1989 batch
CadreMaharashtra Cadre
BirthplaceSri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
Age54 Years As of 2021
Zodiac SignAquarius
HometownSri Ganganagar, Rajasthan
School NameSt. Joseph’s Convent High School, Pathankot
College NameJodhpur University
Harvard University
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Interesting and Lesser Known Facts:

  • Iqbal Singh Chahal had worked as the CEO of Dharavi Redevelopment Project. The situation of Covid – 19 has improved quite surprisingly in Dharavi, and Mr. Chahal is being credited for the same.
  • He is a fitness freak and has taken part in Mumbai Marathon since 2004. 
  • He has been severely criticized for towing the line of the MVA Government in hounding Kangana Ranaut. BMC under his leadership had started to demolish the office of Kangana after giving her a very short notice. The Bombay High Court had ordered the BMC to stop the demolition. The episode will be remembered as a black spot on the career of Iqbal Singh.
  • Iqbal Singh Chahal has also made a successful model in managing Medical Oxygen in the Covid pandemic.   
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