Yashwant Singh Parmar

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Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar

डाॅ॰ यशवंत सिंह परमार
Yashwant Singh Parmar 1988 stamp of India.jpg
Parmar on a 1988 stamp of India
1st Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
In office
8 March 1952[1] – 31 October 1956
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byOffice abolished
In office
1 July 1963 – 28 January 1977
Preceded byOffice abolished
Succeeded byThakur Ram Lal
Personal details
Born(1906-08-04)4 August 1906
Village Chanhalag, Distt. Sirmour, Sirmur State
Died2 May 1981(1981-05-02) (aged 74)
Political partyIndian National Congress
Alma materPhD from Lucknow University in 1944.

Yashwant Singh Parmar (4 August 1906 – 2 May 1981) was an Indian politician. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh state. He was born at Chanhalag village near Bagthan in a rajput family in the erstwhile princely state of Sirmour. He studied in the Christian College in Lahore and later received his PhD from Lucknow University in 1944.[2] Upon the formation of the constituent assembly of India in 1946, he represented Himachal Pradesh in the constituent assembly.

Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh[edit]

Yashwant singh parmar was the Chief minister of the state from 8 March 1952 to 31 October 1956. On 1 November 1956 Parmar had to step down as Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory and was placed under an administrator designated as Lt. Governor. He again became the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh on 1 July 1963 and he was in office till 28 January 1977.


Dr. Parmar had been married twice. His first wife, Chandrawati, died early with whom he had four sons - Jitendra Singh Parmar, Jaipal Singh Parmar, Luv Parmar & Kush Parmar. Then he got married to a widow Satyavati Dang. Satyavati had 2 daughters Urmil Parmar and Promila Parmar from her first marriage.


Statue of Yeshwant Singh Parmar in Shimla

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, established in 1985 in Solan is named after him. A statue of Parmar was established in Simla Mall considering his contribution in Himachal Pradesh.He was A good person.


Yashwant Singh Parmar got stiff opposition from his own party men. Leaders like the then Pradesh Congress President Kunj Behari Lal Butail, who belonged to Kangra alleged discrimination against the merged areas of Himachal Pradesh.[3]


  1. ^ Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. legislativebodiesinindia.gov.in
  2. ^ Sharma, Ambika (5 August 2006). "Parmar: Proud pahari and able leader". Chandigarh: The Tribune. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  3. ^ Cong leader Butail dead. The Tribune, Chandigarh, India (15 September 2006). Retrieved on 7 December 2018.