Sripati Mishra

Pandit Sripati Mishra (4 December 1923 - 8 Dec 2002), was an Indian politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during 1980s.

Birth

Sripati Mishra was born in January 1923 in a humble family in Sheshpur village in Sultanpur.

Political carrier

Sripati Mishra was first elected to Vidhan Sabha and became its speaker in 1980. He remained in this office from 7 July 1980 till 18 July 1982.[1] He became Chief Minister after resignation of Vishwanath Pratap Singh in 1982.[2] He remained in office from 19 July 1982 till 3 August 1984.[3] Dr Yogendra Narain served as his Principal Secretary.[4] Later, he was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984.

He was among a few politicians who reached the top slot in the state from village politics.

Also, he was senior member of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council.[5]

Death

Sripati Mishra died at the Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow after a prolonged illness.[6]

Other

A college, Pt. Sripati Mishra Degree College in Tawakkalpur Nagara (Surapur), Kadipur, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh has been founded in his memory and currently this college is one of the best educational institute in district.[7]

References

External links

  • Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh
Political offices
Preceded by
Banarsi Das
Speaker of UP Legislative Assembly
7 July 1980 – 18 July 1982
Succeeded by
Dharam Singh
Preceded by
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
19 July 1982 – 3 August 1984
Succeeded by
Narayan Dutt Tiwari

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