D D Pugh

D D Pugh

D D Pugh

Date of Birth : 12 January, 1927
Date of Death : 17 November, 2008

Mini Biography :
Darwin Diengdoh Pugh (12 January 1927 – 17 November 2008) was the first Khasi Chief Minister of Meghalaya state of Northeastern India.He was the general secretary of All Party Hill Leaders Conference (APHLC).

Born on 12 January 1927 at Sohra to late Bransly Marpna Pugh and Glis Diengdoh, Pugh had his education at Gauhati University. He began his professional career as a crew in the Navy during the Second World War.He also served as the Headmaster of the Nichangram School in Garo Hills and Cherra Presbyterian Proceeding High School in Nongsawlia, Sohra. Pugh joined active politics in the early 1960s and was elected as member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council in 1967-72. In 1972, he was elected on the APHLC ticket from Nongskhen constituency, bordering Bangladesh and subsequently made his maiden entry to the first state Assembly.

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