Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

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Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
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11th Vice President of India
In office
19 August 2002 – 21 July 2007
PresidentA. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Preceded byKrishan Kant
Succeeded byMohammad Hamid Ansari
8th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
4 December 1993 – 29 November 1998
GovernorBali Ram Bhagat
Darbara Singh
Navrang Lal Tibrewal (Acting)
Preceded byPresident's rule
Succeeded byAshok Gehlot
In office
4 March 1990 – 15 December 1992
GovernorSukhdev Prasad
Milap Chand Jain (Acting)
Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya
Swarup Singh (Acting)
Marri Chenna Reddy
Preceded byHari Dev Joshi
Succeeded byPresident's rule
In office
22 June 1977 – 16 February 1980
GovernorRaghukul Tilak
Preceded byHari Dev Joshi
Succeeded byJagannath Pahadia
Personal details
Born(1923-10-23)23 October 1923
Khachariyaws, Sikar district, Rajputana Agency, British India
(now in Rajasthan, India)[source?]
Died15 May 2010(2010-05-15) (aged 86)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Cause of deathCardiopulmonary arrest caused by lung infection
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (1980–2010 his death)
Other political
affiliations
Bharatiya Jana Sangh (Before 1977)
Janata Party (1977–1980)
Spouse(s)Suraj Kanwar
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Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (23 October 1925 – 15 May 2010) was the 11th Vice President of India from 2002 to 2007.[1] He was also a M.L.A. from Shrimadhopur. Shekhawat was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He ran for President of India in 2007, but lost the election to Pratibha Patil.

He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan three times, from 1977 to 1980,[1][2] 1990 to 1992[1][2] and 1993 to 1998.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Former". Vice President of India. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Opposition Leader - RLA". Rajassembly.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014.