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Ashok Chandulal Bhatt was a Speaker of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. He was earlier Minister for Health, Law and Justice for the Government of Gujarat.

Ashok Chandulal Bhatt
14th Speaker Gujarat Legislative Assembly
GovernorDr. Kamla Beniwal
Personal details
Born(1939-01-28)28 January 1939
Died29 September 2010(2010-09-29) (aged 71)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Jyoti Ashok Bhatt
Children3 sons, 1 daughter
Bhushan Bhatt
As of 30 September, 2010
Source: Veteran Parliamentarian and revolutionary

He entered public life in 1956 through Mahagujarat Movement and joined the Jansangh in 1960.[1] He was very vocal in favour of banning gutka and other tobacco products altogether in the state.[2] He also took part in Nav Nirman Movement.[3]

Ashok Bhatt died due to multiple organ failure in SAL Hospital, Ahmedabad on 29 September 2010 at 10:45pm where he was undergoing treatment of heart problem for nearly 3 weeks.[4]


  1. ^ "Lotus blooms in Khadia-Raipur". Rediff news. 26 February 1998. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Gujarat to ban gutkha too: Bhatt". Times of India. 19 July 2002. Retrieved 20 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Veteran Parliamentarian and Revolutionary". Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  4. ^ "Ashok Bhatt passes away". Archived from the original on 2 October 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010.