Past Governors

Uma Shankar Dikshit (10.01.1976 to 02.08.1977)

  • Born on 12 Jan 1901,at Ugoo (Unnao Dist,UP)
  • Son of Ram Sarup and Shiv Pyari
  • Took part in the freedom struggle, imprisoned four times
  • Custodian, Evacuee Property, New Delhi 1948-52
  • Honorary Advisor, National Industries Corp., 1956
  • Chairman British India Corp., 1971
  • Minister for Works and Housing, Govt. of India, 1971-72 later given additional charge of Health and Family Planning
  • Minister for Home Affairs, 1973-74
  • Minister for Shipping and Transport, 1975
  • Governor of Karnataka, 1976-77
  • Was also Managing Director, Associated Journals, Lucknow, 1957-71
  • Treasurer, AICC, 1970-75
  • Governor of West Bengal, 1984-86
  • President Swami Ramtirtha Memorial Society
  • Member Congress (I) Working Committee and Congress Centenary Celebration Committee, 1978
  • Was Chairman, Freedom Fighter Cell, AICC

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