K. C. Pant

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Krishna Chandra Pant
18th Minister of Defence (India)
In office
1987–1989
23rd Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India[1]
In office
1999–2004
Personal details
Born (1931-08-10)10 August 1931
Bhowali in Nainital District.
Died 15 November 2012(2012-11-15) (aged 81)
Delhi
Political party Indian National Congress & Bhartiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Ila Pant
Children 2

Krishna Chandra Pant (10 August 1931 - 15 November 2012) was an Indian Member of Parliament. He was a cabinet minister in the Government of India and held several constitutional positions over a period of 37 years.

Early life & Family[edit]

Krishna Chandra Pant (K.C. Pant), informally known as “Raja” was born to the freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant[2] and Kalawati Pant on 10 August 1931 in Bhowali - Kumaon region of the Himalayas, United Provinces (now Uttarakhand). His early years were spent in Nainital and his schooling was in St. Joseph’s College, Nainital. He moved to Lucknow, post-independence when his father was appointed the Chief Minister of the State of Uttar Pradesh. In 1957, he married Ila Pant in Nainital.

Death[edit]

Krishna Chandra Pant died on 15 November 2012 following a heart attack at the age of 81.[3][4] He left behind his wife Ila Pant and two sons.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India" (PDF). Planning Commission of India. 
  2. ^ "An old school politician: Krishna Chandra Pant". The Economic Times. The Times Group. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Former Defence Minister KC Pant dead". NDTV.com. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former defence minister K.C. Pant passes away; PM and Antony offer condolences". India Today. 15 November 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
V. P. Singh
Minister of Defence
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Chandra Shekhar Singh