Balram Das Tandon

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Balram Das Tandon
Governor of Chhattisgarh Balram Das Tandon.jpg
Governor of Chhattisgarh
In office
25 July 2014 – 14 August 2018
Preceded byRam Naresh Yadav
Succeeded byAnandiben Patel
Deputy Chief Minister Of Punjab
In office
Personal details
Born(1927-11-01)1 November 1927
Amritsar,[1] Punjab, British India
Died14 August 2018(2018-08-14) (aged 90)
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party

Balram Das Tandon (1 November 1927 – 14 August 2018)[2] was an Indian politician and the Governor of Chhattisgarh.[3] In his adult hood for some years he was a pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party from Punjab.[4]

Political career[edit]

He was deputy chief minister in the Justice (retd) Gurnam Singh Akali Dal-Jan Sangh ministry in 1969-70 . He also served as cabinet minister in 1977-79 and in 1997-2002 in the ministries headed by Parkash Singh Badal. Tandon was a founding member of the Jan Sangh in 1951, and served as secretary of Punjab Jan Sangh from 1951 to 1957, and as president of the Punjab BJP from 1995-97. He was elected to Punjab Legislative Assembly from Amritsar in 1960,1962,1967,1969, and 1977, and from Rajpura in 1997. He was imprisoned in 1975 during the Emergency for 19 months.[5] On 14 July 2014 he was named as the next Governor of Chhattisgarh.[3][4]

Family Life[edit]

His wife Brijpal Tandon, who was also an activist in the freedom movement, married Tandon in 1958. They had two daughters, Alka Kawatra and Poonam Batra who reside in New Delhi and one son, Sanjay Tandon, who is also part of the political framework for BJP, Chandigarh. He is the currently the President of the local organisation.


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  2. ^ "CG : राज्यपाल बलराम दास टंडन का निधन, आज सुबह अस्पताल में किया था भर्ती". Nai Dunia. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "New Governors of UP, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Nagaland named". IANS. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Balramji Dass Tandon-A veteran leader from RSS school". Hindustan Times. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Ram Naresh Yadav
Governor of Chhattisgarh
18 July 2014 – 14 August 2018
Succeeded by
Anandiben Patel