P. Shanmugam

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P. Shanmugam
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
In office
March 22, 2000 – October 27, 2001
Governor Rajani Rai
Preceded by R. V. Janakiraman
Succeeded by N. Rangaswamy
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Pondicherry
In office
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi,
Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by Aravinda Bala Pajanor
Succeeded by M. O. H. Farook
Personal details
Born (1927-03-25)March 25, 1927
Died February 2, 2013(2013-02-02) (aged 85)
Nationality Indian
Political party Indian National Congress
Profession Politician

P. Shanmugham (March 25, 1927 – February 2, 2013) (Born to Panchanatha Mudaliyar - Gowri) was the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry. He served from March 22, 2000 to October 27, 2001.[1][2]

A staunch loyalist of the Nehru-Gandhi family, he was in politics since 1950. He was the Leader of the Opposition between 1969 and 1973 when the DMK formed the government. He represented Puducherry in the Lok Sabha for three consecutive terms from 1980 and was elected to Puducherry Assembly thrice. He held the post of Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee for about 33 years. He played key role in the formation of many governments in the Union Territory.[3]


Preceded by
Aravinda Bala Pajanor
Member of Indian Parliament (Lok Sabha) for Pondicherry
1980 - 1991
Succeeded by
M. O. H. Farook
Preceded by
R. V. Janakiraman
Chief Minister of Pondicherry
March 22, 2000 - October 27, 2001
Succeeded by
N. Rangaswamy