Morarji Desai

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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

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.

References[change | change source]

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