Jarbom Gamlin

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Jarbom Gamlin
7th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh
In office
5 May 2011 – 31 October 2011
Preceded byDorjee Khandu
Succeeded byNabam Tuki
Personal details
Born(1961-04-16)16 April 1961
Died30 November 2014(2014-11-30) (aged 53)
Gurgaon, Haryana
Political partyIndian National Congress
Spouse(s)Shakuntala Doley Gamlin and Dr. Moter Jini Gamlin
Children3 daughters and 1 son
Alma materSainik School, Goalpara
ProfessionPolitical Leader

Jarbom Gamlin (Hindi: झरबोम घमलिन; 16 April 1961 – 30 November 2014) was an Indian politician and a leader of the Indian National Congress political party in Arunachal Pradesh and briefly served as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

Early life[edit]

Gamlin was born in Along (now Aalo) in West Siang district to Sokjar Gamlin and Gamde Ete Gamlin. He studied in Sainik School, Goalpara in Assam and during 1976-77 he was the school captain. In 1982, he graduated in History from St. Stephen's College in Delhi and graduated in law from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1984. Later, he practiced as a lawyer in Dibrugarh. He was the President of All Arunachal Pradesh Stundents Union (AAPSU). He was the president of Arunachal Pradesh Bar Association from 1992-2001.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Gamlin started off as a student leader of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU). He was the president of the AAPSU from 1981-83.[2]. He was the member of the 13th Lok Sabha representing Arunachal West Lok Sabha constituency[1] In 2004, he was elected to the 4th Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Liromoba constituency in West Siang district and became the Home Minister in the Gegong Apang led government. later he was dropped from the cabinet due to his differences with Apang. He was instrumental in toppling the Apang ministry and installation of Dorjee Khandu as the chief minister in April 2007.[2] In 2009 he was re-elected to the 5th Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly from the same constituency and became the Power Minister in the Dorjee Khandu led state cabinet[3] on 6 November 2009.

Chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh[edit]

On 5 May 2011, Gamlin became the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh after the death of Dorjee Khandu on 30 April 2011.[2] On 31 October 2011, Gamlin government was toppled by Nabam Tuki.


Sonia, Rahul pay homage to Late Gamlin[4]

According to family sources, he had liver thrombosis which affected other vital organs.[5] He was being treated at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon but succumbed to his illness at 11:15 pm on 30 November 2014, aged 53.[6][7]

From Guwahati Airport, his body was flown to Naharlagun helipad at 12.00 noon where it was kept for an hour for the people to pay their last respect before being flown to Aalo where he was laid to rest.[8] Thousands including the President of India Pranab Mukherjee, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid their respects.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Biographical sketch, Member of Parliament, 13th Lok Sabha". Parliament of India website.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jarbom Gamlin sworn in as Arunachal CM". Times of India. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Arunachal Power Minister to be the new chief minister". NDTV.
  4. ^ "Sonia, Rahul pay homage to Late Gamlin". The Arunachal Times. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  5. ^ Gamlin, Jarbom (1 December 2014). "Former Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin passes away". The Arunachal Times. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  6. ^ Gamlin, Jarbom (1 December 2014). "Former Arunachal chief minister Jarbom Gamlin passes away". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ Gamlin, Jarbom (1 December 2014). "Former Arunachal CM Jarbom Gamlin passes away". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Former CM Gamlin's final journey". The Arunachal Times. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  9. ^ Jarbom, Gamlin (3 December 2014). "Thousands pay last respect to former CM Gamlin, President and PM condole the passing away of Jarbom Gamlin". For the death of Jarbom Gamlin (For the Indormation). The Arunachal Times. Arunachal Pradesh Press Club. Retrieved 3 December 2014.