Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai

Date of Birth : August 9, 1915
Date of Death : September 12, 1993
Mini Biography

Hitendra Kanaiyalal Desai (August 9, 1915 – September 12, 1993) was the Chief Minister of Gujarat and a leader of Indian National Congress.As a student took leading part in debates, sports and other activities at School and College. In 1941-42, he was arrested during the ‘Quit India’ freedom Movement for offering individual Satyagrah and went to jail for one year. He was Education Minister in the reorganised State of Bombay.

Hitendra Desai was the Minister of Law in the ministry headed by Dr. Jivraj Narayan Mehta. He was also Minister for Home and Deputy leader of the House. Later, he was the Chief Minister of the state from September 20, 1965 to May 12, 1971.

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