K. C. Pant

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Krishna Chandra Pant
18th Minister of Defence (India)
In office
23rd Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India[1]
In office
Personal details
Born (1931-08-10)10 August 1931
Bhowali in Nainital District.
Died 15 November 2012(2012-11-15) (aged 81)
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.


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]


  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
Succeeded by
Chandra Shekhar Singh