|Chief Minister of Pondicherry|
March 22, 2000 – October 27, 2001
|Preceded by||R. V. Janakiraman|
|Succeeded by||N. Rangaswamy|
|Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Pondicherry|
|Prime Minister||Indira Gandhi,
|Preceded by||Aravinda Bala Pajanor|
|Succeeded by||M. O. H. Farook|
|Born||March 25, 1927|
|Died||February 2, 2013
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
P. Shanmugham (March 25, 1927 – February 2, 2013) (Born to Panchanatha Mudaliyar - Gowri) was the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry. He served from March 22, 2000 to October 27, 2001.
A staunch loyalist of the Nehru-Gandhi family, he was in politics since 1950. He was the Leader of the Opposition between 1969 and 1973 when the DMK formed the government. He represented Puducherry in the Lok Sabha for three consecutive terms from 1980 and was elected to Puducherry Assembly thrice. He held the post of Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee for about 33 years. He played key role in the formation of many governments in the Union Territory.
- "States of India since 1947 - Pondicherry".
- "Former Puducherry chief minister Shanmugam dead". Newstrackindia.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
Aravinda Bala Pajanor
|Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Pondicherry
1980 - 1991
M. O. H. Farook
R. V. Janakiraman
|Chief Minister of Pondicherry
March 22, 2000 - October 27, 2001
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