Govind Singh Gurjar
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|Govind Singh Gurjar|
|Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry|
23 July 2008 – 6 April 2009
|Preceded by||Bhopinder Singh|
|Succeeded by||Surjit Singh Barnala|
|Born||9 March 1932
|Died||6 April 2009
Gurjar was born in Balakanangal village of Rajasthan 9 March 1932. Initially he was a leading advocate, later he joined politics. He was a close confidant of Rajesh Pilot, has represented the Nasirabad assembly constituency in Ajmer district in the Rajasthan Assembly. he fought his first election for Nasirabad Cantonment Board and held the post of Chairman in the Board till 1977. While for Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, he fought his first election in 1980 and held this post till 2003. Earlier, he had served as a state minister between 1981 and 1985. He was appointed to the post of Lt. Governor of Puducherry in March 2008. As a Lt. Governor, he wanted to help the Union Territory fulfill its obvious, abundant promise. He was also taught the local language Tamil by a private tutor. But he could serve for a very small period. His wife's name is Kamlesh Gurjar and his son's name is Sunil Gurjar.
His younger brother Ramnarayan Gurjar is sitting MLA of Nasirabad assembly constituency in Ajmer district.
- "Demise of His Excellency Govind Singh Gurjar : French Embassy condoles the passing away of Shri Govind Singh Gurjrar, Lt. Governor of Puducherry, April 6, 2009". France in India. 19 March 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
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