Amarsinh Chaudhary

Amarsinh Chaudhary
8th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
6 July 1985 – 9 December 1989
Preceded by Madhav Singh Solanki
Succeeded by Madhav Singh Solanki
Personal details
Born (1941-07-31)31 July 1941
Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died (2004-08-15)15 August 2004 (aged 63)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Gajraben
Children Tushar Chaudhary Tejas Chaudhary & Pragnesh Chaudhary

Amarsinh Chaudhary (31 July 1941 – 15 August 2004) was an Indian politician. He became the first adivasi to serve as the Chief Minister of Gujarat when he took office in 1985.[1]

Career

Chaudhary was a civil engineer and served as government employee for short time. He became a Member of Legislative Assembly from Radhanpur Constituency in 1970. He became a junior minister under Ghanshyam Oza in 1972 and later served as minister in subsequent cabinets. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 1985 to 1989. He served as President of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee between June 2001 and July 2002. In 2002, he was elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party and leader of opposition in Gujarat Legislative Assembly.[2]

Death

Chaudhary was admitted to a hospital in Ahmedabad on 24 July 2004 for severe liver and kidney complications. He died of cardiac arrest on 15 August 2004 after a prolonged illness.[2]

References

  1. ^ Spodek, Howard (1989). "From Gandhi to Violence: Ahmedabad's 1985 Riots in Historical Perspective". Modern Asian Studies. 23 (4): 771–773. doi:10.1017/S0026749X00010209.
  2. ^ a b Dasgupta, Manas (16 August 2004). "Amarsinh's death, an irreparable loss to State". The Hindu.

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