Kewal Krishan

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Kewal Krishan (10 October 1923 – 30 June 2008) was a medical practitioner and politician in Punjab, India. He was the Speaker of the Punjab Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha).

He was first elected as an Indian National Congress member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1969, becoming Speaker 1973–77 and again 2002 onwards. He served as Minister of Finance in the Punjab Government 1980–83.[1]

In 2005, he led an Assembly delegation on a goodwill visit to the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan.[2]

In January 2006 he announced his intention of standing down as an MLA, saying ‘‘I am 83 and have played my innings in politics. I do not want to continue till 90. Now the time has come for the younger generation to take the reins.” [3] He died on 30 June 2008, of a heart attack.[4]


  1. ^ Biographic details on Punjab Assembly website [1] retrieved 28 June 2006
  2. ^ Reported in Daily Times, Pakistan, 22 May 2005 [2] retrieved 28 June 2006
  3. ^ Reported in The Tribune, India, 21 January 2006, [3] retrieved 28 June 2006
  4. ^ Kewal Krishan's obituary