Tulsi Giri

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Tulsi Giri
तुल्सी गिरी
23rd Prime Minister of Nepal
In office
2 April 1963 – 23 December 1963
Monarch Mahendra
Preceded by Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Succeeded by Surya Bahadur Thapa
In office
26 February 1964 – 26 January 1965
Monarch Mahendra
Preceded by Surya Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded by Surya Bahadur Thapa
In office
1 December 1975 – 12 September 1977
Monarch King Birendra
Preceded by Nagendra Prasad Rijal
Succeeded by Kirti Nidhi Bista
Personal details
Born (1926-09-26) 26 September 1926 (age 91)
Siraha District, Nepal
Citizenship Nepalese
Political party Independent
Residence Bangalore, India
Occupation Politician

Tulsi Giri (Nepali: तुलसी गिरि born 26 September 1926)[1] was the Prime Minister of Nepal[2] from 1975 to 1977, and chairman of the Council of Ministers (a de facto Prime Ministerial position) in 1963, and again in 1964 and 1965. He was born in Siraha District, Nepal in 1926.[3] Tulsi was also a Minister in the Congress government of 1959-1960, before its dissolution by King Mahendra. He was the first prime-minister under the dictatorship.[4] He studied at the Suri Vidyasagar College, when it was affiliated with the University of Calcutta.[5] He received his medical degree but politics soon became his life.[6]

Tulsi has had numerous wives and children and is married, as of 2005, to Sarah Giri, a deaf-rights advocate. As of 2013 they have been married 34 years.[7] As an adult Tulsi was baptized to this wife's faith, Jehovah's Witnesses.[8] He resigned as chairman Rastriya Panchayat in 1986 and moved to Sri Lanka[9] where he stayed for two years and then finally settled in Bangalore, India till 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Tulsi Giri
  2. ^ Praagh, David Van (2003). The greater game: India's race with destiny and China. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-7735-2639-6. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.nepalstory.com/engelsk/e-02-17.html
  5. ^ Prominent alumni
  6. ^ http://demrepubnepal.blogspot.com/2005/10/tulsi-giri-interview.html
  7. ^ http://wagle.com.np/2005/11/30/meeting-the-other-sarah-giri/
  8. ^ Haviland, Charles (1 March 2005). "Analysis: Nepal one month on". BBC. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "From Kathmandu to Damon:The Story of dr. Giri". 17 February 2005. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Prime Minister of Nepal
1960 – 1963
Succeeded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa
Preceded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa
Prime Minister of Nepal
1964 – 1965
Succeeded by
Surya Bahadur Thapa
Preceded by
Nagendra Prasad Rijal
Prime Minister of Nepal
1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Kirti Nidhi Bista