Shiv Charan Mathur

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Shiv Charan Mathur
शिव चरण माथुर
14th & 17th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
14 July 1981–23 February 1985
Preceded by Jagannath Pahadia
Succeeded by Hira Lal Devpura
In office
20 January 1988–4 December 1989
Preceded by Hari Dev Joshi
Succeeded by Hari Dev Joshi
Personal details
Born (1926-02-14)14 February 1926
Died 25 June 2009(2009-06-25) (aged 83)
New Delhi, India
Political party Indian National Congress

Shiv Charan Mathur (14 February 1926 – 25 June 2009) was an Indian politician. A leader of the Indian National Congress, he was Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1988 to 1989; later, he was Governor of Assam from 2008 to 2009.

Mathur became Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 14 July 1981 and held that post until 23 February 1985. Subsequently he was Chief Minister again from 20 January 1988 to 4 December 1989. In 2003 he was elected as a MLA from Mandalgarh (Bhilwara).

Despite not having achieved mass appeal Mathur gained high office via his unique aptitude and with key support from the Congress partie's inner sanctum .

Appointed as Governor of Assam in 2008, he remained in that post until his death from cardiac arrest on 25 June 2009.[1]

Positions held[edit]

General Secretary, Rajasthan Students Congress (1945–1947)

Chairman, Municipal Board, Bhilwara (1956–57)

Member of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (1967)

Member of All India Congress Committee (1972-till date)

Pramukh, Zila Parishad, Bhilwara (1960–64)

Member Third Lok Sabha (1964–1967)

Member, Rajasthan State Legislative Assembly (1967–72, 1972–77, 1980–85, 1985–90, 1990–91, 1998–2003, 2003-)

Chairman Public Undertakings Committee of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1980–81)

Convenor, Rules Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1985–87)

Chairman, Subordinate Legislation Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1987–88)

Minister for Education, Power, PWD, Public Relations in the Rajasthan Cabinet (1967–72)

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Planning in the Rajasthan Cabinet (1973–77)

Chief Minister of Rajasthan (1981–85 and 1988–89)

Member, Tenth Lok Sabha (1991–96)

Chairman, Committee on Privileges, Lok Sabha, (1991–96)

Convenor of Sub-Committee on Energy, Lok Sabha (1994–96)

Member, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (1994–96)

Life Chairman, Social Policy Research Institute, Jaipur (1985)

Chairman, Estimates Committee, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1998–2003)

Chairman, Administrative Reforms Commission Rajasthan (1999–2003)

Member, Rules Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (2004)


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Preceded by
Jagannath Pahadia
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Succeeded by
Hira Lal Devpura
Preceded by
Hari Dev Joshi
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Succeeded by
Hari Dev Joshi
Government offices
Preceded by
Ajai Singh
Governor of Assam
Succeeded by
K Sankaranarayanan