Bhim Sen Sachar

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Bhim Sen Sachar
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2nd Chief Minister of Punjab
In office
April, 1949 – October, 1949
Preceded by Gopi Chand Bhargava
Succeeded by Gopi Chand Bhargava
In office
April, 1952 – January, 1956
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Pratap Singh Kairon
Personal details
Born (1894-12-01)December 1, 1894
Peshawar, British India (now in Pakistan) [1]
Died 18 January 1978(1978-01-18) (aged 83)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Profession Politician

Bhim Sen Sachar (December 1, 1894[2] - January 18, 1978[3]) was an Indian politician. He was the Chief Minister of Punjab from April 13, 1949 to October 18, 1949 and again from April 17, 1952 to January 23, 1956. [4]

He was a member of the Indian National Congress. In 1921 he was elected as the Secretary of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee. He later served as governor of Odisha from 1956 to 1957, and as governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1957 to 1962. During Emergency he was arrested and sent to jail with some other leaders of Congress party.[5]

The veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar is his son-in-law. His son Rajinder Sachar is a former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.[6]

Early life[edit]

Sachar was born on December 1, 1894. He did BA and LLB in Lahore and practiced law in Gujranwala.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who: Punjab Freedom Fighters, Volume 1. Patiala: Punjabi University. 1972. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.rajbhavanorissa.gov.in/formergovernor.asp
  3. ^ http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/history/bhim-sen-sachar.html
  4. ^ http://punjabassembly.nic.in/members/showcm.asp
  5. ^ Narasimha Rao, the Best Prime Minister? - Page 101 by Janak Raj Jai - 1996
  6. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20041211/haryana.htm
  7. ^ "B. S. Sachar". India Post. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 


Government offices
Preceded by
C.M. Trivedi
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
1957 – 196
Succeeded by
S.M. Shrinagesh