Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

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Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai
3rd Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
20 September 1965 – 12 May 1971
Preceded by Balwantrai Mehta
Succeeded by President's rule
Personal details
Born (1915-08-09)9 August 1915
Surat, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died 12 September 1993(1993-09-12) (aged 78)
Political party Indian National Congress

Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai (August 9, 1915 – September 12, 1993) was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and a leader of Indian National Congress.

Political career[edit]

Desai was born in Surat. As a student, he took leading part in debates, sports and other activities at School and College. In 1941-42, he was arrested during the ‘Quit India’ freedom Movement for offering individual Satyagrah and went to jail for one year. He was Education Minister in the reorganised Bombay state.

Hitendra Desai was the Minister of Law in the ministry headed by Dr. Jivraj Narayan Mehta. He was also Minister for Home and Deputy leader of the House. Later, he was the Chief Minister of the state from September 20, 1965 to May 12, 1971.[1] His reign saw the 1969 Gujarat riots.


  1. ^ "Shri Hitendrabhai Kanaiyalal Desai". Gujarat Information Bureau. 

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