Indian politician, N. D. Tiwari, Died at 93

Narayan Datt Tiwari was born on October 18, 1925, in the village of Baluti, Nainital district and died on October 18, 2018.

He was an Indian politician.

Tiwari was formerly in Praja Socialist Party and later joined Indian National Congress.

Tiwari was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976–77, 1984–85, 1988–89) and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007).

He served in Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s cabinet as Minister for External Affairs, (1986–1987). Tiwari was appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2007 until 2009.

Tiwari’s the only Indian to have served as Chief Minister of 2 states.

Tiwari’s father Poornanand Tiwari was an officer in the forest department, and who later resigned and joined the Non-cooperation movement.

He received his education at various schools including, M.B. School, Haldwani, E.M. High School, Bareilly, and C.R.S.T. High School, Nainital.

Tiwari’s initiation into politics came early when during the Indian Independence movement, he was arrested on 14 December 1942 for writing Anti-British leaflets opposing imperialist policies and sent to Nainital jail, where his father was already living.

He spent 15 months in 1944 and released, Tiwari then joined Allahabad University, where he topped the University in M.A. (Political Science), he continued his education doing LLB from the same university and elected as the President of the Students’ Union of the Allahabad University in 1947.

During that era, Tiwari’s remained Secretary, All India Student Congress, 1947-49.

During 1954, Tiwari’s married Sushila (née Sanwal), On 14 May 2014, Narayan Datt Tiwari married Ujjwala Tiwari, his longtime sweetheart, and mother of his biological son Rohit Shekhar, at the age 88.

Narayan Datt Tiwari passed away at 93 years old.


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