Dr Swarn Singh was born in Amritsar, a historical city of Punjab, India. He did his medical education at Government Medical College, Amritsar and completed his M.B.B.S. in 1974. After doing medical service in rural areas he got his posting as Registrar medicine Medical College, Amritsar and got opportunity to go in for post-graduation in general medicine. However, he took a detour to a different destination. He appeared for the Indian Civil Services Examination in 1981 and entered into the Indian Administrative Service in 1982. He took voluntary retirement from the post of Principal Secretary Cultural Affairs, Archeology, Archives and Museums. He is a man of integrity with honest work culture and ethics, due to this; he had to face the ire of many top politicians. One such instance drew wide media attention and “India Today” magazine of October, 1994, published an article “Rebels with a Cause" on such type of officers of India who took a stand against rogue politicians and their illegal activities, Dr. Swarn Singh as DC Mansa was specially included.