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Monday, February 6, 2012

PUNJAB CHIEF MINISTERS


CHIEF MINISTERS OF PUNJAB
Name
From
To
Gopi Chand Bhargava
15/08/1947
13/04/1949
Bhim Sen Sachar
13/04/1949
18/10/1949
Gopi Chand Bhargava
18/10/1949
23/06/1951
Bhim Sen Sachar
17/04/1952
23/01/1956
Partap Singh Kairon
23/01/1956
21/06/1964
Ram Kishan
07/07/1964
05/07/1966
Giani Gurmukh Singh Musafir
01/11/1966
08/03/1967
Justice Gurnam Singh
08/03/1967
25/11/1967
Lachhman Singh Gill
25/11/1967
23/08/1968
Justice Gurnam Singh
17/02/1969
27/03/1970
Parkash Singh Badal
27/03/1970
14/06/1971
Giani Jail Singh
17/03/1972
30/04/1977
Parkash Singh Badal
20/06/1977
17/02/1980
Darbara Singh
06/06/1980
10/10/1983
Surjit Singh Barnala
29/09/1985
11/06/1987
Beant Singh
25/02/1992
31/08/1995
Harchand Singh Brar
31/08/1995
21/01/1996
Rajinder Kaur Bhatthal
21/01/1996
12/02/1997
Parkash Singh Badal
12/02/1997
28/02/2002
Amrinder Singh
26/02/2002
01/03/2007
Parkash Singh Badal
01/03/2007
Continuing

A Chief Minister of Punjab for than eight consecutive years, Partap Singh Kairon turned Punjab into an economic powerhouse. A no-nonsense administrator, he did not let procedures come in the way. The death anniversary of this builder of modern Punjab falls today (February 6)

First as minister and later as Chief Minister, Kairon laid the foundation of modern agriculture in Punjab. He piloted various land reforms that empowered the actual cultivator. The processes that Kairon began of state-sponsored consolidation of land, construction of access roads and electrification would ultimately enable Punjab to emerge as the state that fed the nation single-handed.


Source: An excerpt from the article titled: HOW KAIRON CHANGED THE FACE OF PUNJAB by M.Rajivlochan, Professor of contemporary Indian History and Chairman, Department of History, Punjab University, Chandigarh (India) in The Tribune February 6, 2012.

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