C. Silvera

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C. Silvera
Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare
In office
17 February 1994 – 15 September 1999
Preceded by D.K. Tara Devi Siddhartha
Succeeded by Paban Singh Ghatowar
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)
In office
1991–1996, 1996–1997, 1997-1998
Preceded by Lalduhawma
Succeeded by H. Lallungmuana
Constituency Mizoram
Personal details
Born (1935-05-06)6 May 1935
Muallianpui, Lunglei District, Mizoram
Died 9 April 2016(2016-04-09) (aged 80)
Tuikhuahtlang, Aizawl, Mizoram
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Lallawmzuali
Children 3 sons
Residence Aizawl
As of 15 September, 2012
Source: [1]

C. Silvera (6 May 1935 – 9 April 2016)[1] was a retired medical doctor and a Congress politician in Mizoram, India. He was the longest serving member of Parliament of India from the Mizoram (Lok Sabha constituency).

Son of C. Hlunthuama, Silvera was born in Muallianpui village in southern Mizoram.[1] He studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore, and earned his MBBS in 1964. He was appointed as the first Medical Superintendent at Christian Hospital Serkawn, a hospital under Baptist Missionary Society (BMS), London, and later under Baptist Church of Mizoram.[2]

He was elected member of Rajya Sabha for the term 1984-1990 from Mizoram.[3] He was elected in the 9th Lok Sabha, 10th Lok Sabha and the 11th Lok Sabha.[4][5]

C. Silvera was inducted as the first, and so far the only, Mizo to be in the Indian Union Council of Ministers as Minister of State for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.[6] He was inducted to office on 17 February 1994.[7] In 1995 he became Minister of State for Industry.[1]

He died of sudden stroke on 9 April 2016 at his home in Tuikhuahtlang, Aizawl.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament XI Lok Sabha". Indiapress. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "History of Medical Department". Baptist Church of Mizoram. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "List of Rajya Sabha members Since 1952". 
  4. ^ "Biographical Sketch Member of Parliament XI Lok Sabha". India Parliament. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mizoram Parliamentary Constituency". Compare Infobase Limited. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chronology for Mizos in India". MAR Data. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Trivedi, V.R. (1994). A Chronicle of World Events, January-March 1994. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. p. 134. 
  8. ^ Arunsathyan (10 April 2016). "Former Union Minister C Silvera passes away". DayTodayGK. Retrieved 11 April 2016.