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Morarji Desai

former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister

Morarji Ranchhodji Desai[1] (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995)[2] was an Indian activist and politician. Between 1977 and 1979, he was the 4th Prime Minister of India.

Morarji Desai
Morarji Desai
4th Prime Minister of India
In office
24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
PresidentBasappa Danappa Jatti (Acting)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Preceded byIndira Gandhi
Succeeded byCharan Singh
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
1 July 1978 – 28 July 1979
Preceded byCharan Singh
Succeeded byYashwantrao Chavan
2nd Deputy Prime Minister of India
In office
13 March 1967 – 16 July 1969
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded bySardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Succeeded byCharan Singh
Jagjivan Ram
Minister of Finance
In office
13 March 1967 – 16 July 1969
Prime MinisterIndira Gandhi
Preceded bySachindra Chaudhuri
Succeeded byIndira Gandhi
In office
13 March 1958 – 29 August 1963
Prime MinisterJawaharlal Nehru
Preceded byJawaharlal Nehru
Succeeded byT. T. Krishnamachari
2nd Chief Minister of Bombay State
In office
21 April 1952 – 31 October 1956
Preceded byB.G. Kher
Succeeded byYashwantrao Chavan
Personal details
Born(1896-02-29)29 February 1896
Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
(now in Gujarat, India)
Died10 April 1995(1995-04-10) (aged 99)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political partyJanata Dal (1988–1995)
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (1934–1969)
Indian National Congress-Organisation (1969–1977)
Janata Party (1977–1988)
Spouse(s)
Gujraben Desai (m. 1911)
Alma materUniversity of Mumbai
Profession
AwardsBharat Ratna
Nishan-e-Pakistan
Signature

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. "Desai, Morarji Ranchhodji". TheFreeDictionary.com. Columbia University Press. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  2. Profile of Morarji Desai