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Biswanath Das


Biswanath Das

Biswanath Das
Chief Minister of Odisha
In office
3 April 1971 – 14 June 1972
Preceded by President's rule
Succeeded by Nandini Satpathy
Governor of Uttar Pradesh
In office
16 April 1962 – 30 April 1967
Preceded by Burgula Ramakrishna Rao
Succeeded by Bezawada Gopala Reddy
Prime Minister of Odisha
In office
19 July 1937 – 4 November 1939
Preceded by Krushna Chandra Gajapati
Succeeded by Governor's rule
Personal details
Born (1889-03-08)8 March 1889
Belagan, Ganjam district
Died 2 June 1984(1984-06-02) (aged 95)
Political party United Front
Residence Kaji Bazar, Cuttack
Alma mater Ravenshaw College
Calcutta University

Biswanath Das (March 8, 1889 – June 2, 1984) was an Indian politician. He was the Prime Minister of Odisha Province of British India 1937–39, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh 1962–67 and later the Chief Minister of Odisha 1971–72.

Political career

Biswanath Das was a member of the legislative council of Madras Province from 1921 to 1930. After the separation of Odisha on April 1, 1936 he became its Prime Minister on July 19, 1937. Biswanath Das became a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1946. After the Odisha Vidhan Sabha election in 1971, the Utkal Congress, the Swatantra Party and the Jharkhand Party formed a United Front and he became the Chief Minister of the United Front government. He was in office from April 3, 1971 to June 14, 1972.


External links

  • A short biography by Gurukalyan Mahapatra in the Orissa Review, January 2006.
Government offices
Preceded by
President's rule
Chief Minister of Odisha
3 April 1971–14 June 1972
Succeeded by
Nandini Satpathy
Preceded by
Burgula Ramakrishna Rao
Governor of Uttar Pradesh
16 April 1962–30 April 1967
Succeeded by
Bezawada Gopala Reddy
Preceded by
Krushna Chandra Gajapati
Prime Minister of Odisha
19 July 1937–4 November 1939
Succeeded by
Governor's rule
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