Govind Singh Gurjar

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Govind Singh Gurjar
Govind Singh Gurjar.JPG
Lt Governor of Puducherry
In office
23 July 2008 –6 April 2009
Preceded by Bhopinder Singh
Succeeded by Surjit Singh Barnala
Constituency Nasirabad
Personal details
Born 9 March 1932
Balakanangal (Kota)
Died 6 April 2009
New Delhi
Spouse(s) Smt. Kamlesh Gurjar
Religion Hindu

Govind Singh Gurjar, six-time MLA from Nasirabad (Ajmer) and former Minister of Rajasthan.


Gurjar was born in Balakanangal village of Rajasthan 9 March 1932 . Initially he was a leading advocate, later he joined politics. He was a close confidant of late Rajesh Pilot, has represented the Nasirabad assembly constituency in Ajmer district in the Rajasthan Assembly. he fought his first election for Nasirabad Cantonment Board and held the post of Chairman in the Board till 1977. While for Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, he fought his first election in 1980 and held this post till 2003. Earlier, he had served as a state minister between 1981 and 1985. He was appointed to the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry in March 2008. As a Lt. Governor, he wanted to help the Union Territory fulfill its obvious, abundant promise. He was also taught the local language Tamil by a private tutor. But he could serve for a very small period. His wife's name is Kamlesh Gurjar and his adopted son's name is Sunil Gurjar

He died on 6 April 2009 in Delhi as sitting Lt Governor of Puducherry in India.

His younger cousin brother Mahendra Singh Gujar was asitting MLA of Nasirabad assembly constituency till 2014 in Ajmer district who lost the assembly election in 2014 to Sawar Lal Jatta by heavy margin due to corruption charges against him.The people have shown him the door this time in the elections.

But now his younger brother Ramnarayan Gurjar (sunil's father) took over the seat in by-election of Nasirabad with a low margin of 386 votes against Sarita Gaina . And the credit goes to Sunil and his team .

Positions Held[edit]

Preceded by
Bhopinder Singh
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
23 July 2008 – 6 April 2009
Succeeded by
Surjit Singh Barnala

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