HE is a founding member of the People's Democratic Party and he's confirmed he will contest the 2014 elections.
For Nirmal Singh, politics is nothing new. Before coming in the political arena, he was the political and public affairs specialist with the US Embassy for 17 years.
Mr Singh was born on March 21, 1961 in the sugar cane farming settlement of Namata in Sigatoka.
He attended Namata Indian School and then Nadi College from 1975 to 1979 before doing further studies at the University of the South Pacific.
While employed by the US Embassy, he worked for five different US Ambassadors and received excellent recommendations for his service to the people and the US Government.
Apart from receiving several other awards, Mr Singh also received seven Meritorious Honor Awards and a Superior Award from the US Department of State.
During his term with the US Embassy, he attended several training programs in politics, media relations, information dissemination, trade and investment promotion at the US Department of State in Washington DC.
Mr Singh worked closely with US Ambassador Don Gevirtz during the 1997 Constitution process and also organised the monitoring of Fiji's past two elections for US Government officials.
His role at the US Embassy was to advise the ambassador on the public affairs environment, optimum communication techniques, media liaison, drafting and issuing press releases, drafting speeches for the ambassador, providing regular political briefs and maintaining contacts at all levels of the Fijian and Pacific Island societies.
He also had links and worked with political parties and leaders of Fiji and other Pacific Island countries to promote democracy and human rights.
Mr Singh is the past national president of Fiji Jaycees (Junior Chamber International) and also a former member of Rotary Club. He has spoken in forums such as the United Nations and is a certified Jaycees trainer in leadership skills and communications. He left the US Embassy in 2007.
"I was always interested to enter Fijian politics and the time is now right to enter Parliament and serve the people," he said.
"Having worked for the greatest democracy in the world, the values of democracy, human rights, rule of law, and people's right to freedom of expression and association are very strongly engrained in me.
"The PDP very strongly subscribes to democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The party will ensure that people are empowered to exercise their rights and realise their dreams and potential."