Giridhar Gamang

Giridhar Gamang

Giridhar Gamang

Date of Birth : 8 April 1943

Mini Biography :

Giridhar Gamang (born 8 April 1943) is a leader of the Indian National Congress and a former Chief Minister of Orissa. He was born at Dibirisingi village in Rayagada district of Orissa. In 1972, he was elected for the first time to the 5th Lok Sabha from Koraput. Subsequently, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 2004. He was the Chief Minister of Orissa from 17 February, 1999 to 6 December, 1999. His wife, Hema Gamang, won from Koraput constituency in the 1999 elections to the 13th Lok Sabha, while he was serving as the Chief Minister of Orissa. He lost the Koraput Lok Sabha seat for the first time in the 2009 elections to Jayram Pangi of the Biju Janata Dal.

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