Digambar Kamat

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Digambar Kamat
11th Chief Minister of Goa
In office
8 June 2007 – 9 March 2012
Governor S. C. Jamir
Shivinder Singh Sidhu
Kateekal Sankaranarayanan
Preceded by Pratapsingh Rane
Succeeded by Manohar Parrikar
Personal details
Born (1954-03-08) 8 March 1954 (age 64)
Margao, Portuguese Goa
Political party Indian National Congress (till-1994) 2005-Present
Other political
Bharatiya Janata Party (1994-2005)
Spouse(s) Married
Children 2
Residence Goa

Digambar Kamat (born 8 March 1954) is an Indian politician. He was the Chief Minister of Goa from June 2007 to March 2012.[1] He belongs to the Indian National Congress. Since 2006, he has been the president of Swimming Federation of India.[2]

Early life[edit]

Digambar was born in Margao. He holds a bachelor's degree in science (BSc)[3]

Political career[edit]

Digambar Kamat quit the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1994 and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) when he was denied the INC ticket. In 2005, he left the BJP-led government in the state and returned to the Congress. On 25 July 2007, Kamat's government fell into crisis, as it appeared to not have a majority after resignations and alliance break-ups. However, it saved itself and went on to rule Goa for the next 5 years up to 2012. He resigned from the post of Chief Minister on 6 March 2012, after the BJP won 24 seats against INC's 9 seats in the Goa Assembly Elections held in March 2012.[1][4]

Personal life[edit]

Digambar is married to Asha and has two children .


  1. ^ a b "Goa election results: Digambar Kamat resigns as Goa chief minister". The Times Of India. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kamat is new SFI president". The Hindu. 13 June 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 
  3. ^ http://goavidhansabha.gov.in/downloads/8.pdf
  4. ^ BJP gets clear majority; Congress Out

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Preceded by
Pratapsing Rane
Chief Minister of Goa
Succeeded by
Manohar Parrikar