Hari Dev Joshi

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Hari Dev Joshi
11th,16th & 18th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
October 11, 1973 – April 29, 1977
Preceded by Barkatullah Khan
Succeeded by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
In office
March 10, 1985 – January 20, 1988
Preceded by Hira Lal Devpura
Succeeded by Shiv Charan Mathur
In office
December 04, 1989 – March 4, 1990
Preceded by Shiv Charan Mathur
Succeeded by Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Personal details
Born 17 December 1921
Khandu Banswara
Died 1995
Political party Indian National Congress

Hari Deo Joshi (17 December 1921 – 1995) was an Indian politician and a freedom fighter.

He was born in Khandu, a small village near Banswara, and became the leader of the Indian National Congress party in Rajasthan state in India.

He was chief minister of Rajasthan at three times, first from 11 October 1973 to 29 April 1977, second time from 10 March 1985 to 20 January 1988 and finally for a short time from 4 December 1989 to 4 March 1990.

He has served as a governor of Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal. He died on 28 March 1995 in Mumbai. After Indian independence, he started his political career in 1952. Since then he fought 10 state assembly elections until his death in 1995 and stood undefeated consecutively in all the elections. In 1952 he got elected from dungarpur, in 1957 from ghatol and for the rest 8 times he got elected from banswara until his death.

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Preceded by
Barkatullah Khan
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
1973—1977
Succeeded by
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Preceded by
Hira Lal Devpura
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
1985—1988
Succeeded by
Shiv Charan Mathur
Preceded by
Shiv Charan Mathur
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
1989—1990
Succeeded by
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Preceded by
Bhishma Narain Singh
Governor of Assam
1989
Succeeded by
Anisetti Roghuvir