Uma Shankar Dikshit

Politician

1901 – 1991

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Who was Uma Shankar Dikshit?

Uma Shankar Dikshit was an Indian politician, cabinet minister and Governor of West Bengal and Governor of Karnataka.

Born on 12th January 1901 at village Ugu of Unnao district, he got his education from Kanpur. Since his student life he joined the freedom movement and was the Secretary of the District Congress Committee Kanpur during the period when Sh. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was the President of the Committee.

He served the Country as the Home Minister, Health Minister and Governor of Karnatak & West Bengal. He also served as treasurer of All India Congress Committee, and Managing Director of Associated Journals at Lucknow. He founded a Girls Intermediate College at his village Ugu in the memory of his mother.

He was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India in 1989, by the Government of India.

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Born
Jan 12, 1901
Unnao district
Died
1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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