Manabendra Shah

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Manabendra Shah
In office
1957–1971, 1991–2009
Preceded by Brahm Dutt
Succeeded by Vijay Bahuguna
Constituency Tehri Garhwal
Personal details
Born (1921-05-26)26 May 1921
Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Died 5 January 2007(2007-01-05) (aged 85)
New Delhi
Political party BJP
Spouse(s) Indira Shandil
Children 1 son and 3 daughters
Residence Tehri Garhwal
As of 16 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Maharaja Manabendra Shah (26 May 1921 – 1 January 2005) was a member of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Tehri Garhwal constituency of Uttarakhand and was a member of the Indian National Congress before joining the Bharatiya Jan Sangh and later the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He became one of the BJP's longest-serving members. Shah was ambassador to Ireland from 1980 to 1983.His daughter-in law Mala Raj Laxmi Shah was elected to Lok Sabha from the same seat in 2012.

Shah was also the last ruling raja of the Garhwal Kingdom (1946–1948), when his Tehri Garhwal princely state acceded to independent India on 18 May 1948.

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