Chhabildas Mehta

Chhabildas Mehta (4 November 1925 – 29 November 2008) was an Indian politician and the former Chief Minister of Gujarat who served from 1994 to 1995.

Chhabildas Mehta
9th Chief Minister of Gujarat
In office
17 February 1994 – 14 March 1995
Preceded byChimanbhai Patel
Succeeded byKeshubhai Patel
ConstituencyMahuva, Bhavnagar
Personal details
Born4 November 1925
Mahuva, Bhavnagar State, British India
Died29 November 2008 (aged 83)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Political partyPraja Samajwadi Party
Indian National Congress
Janata Party
Janata Dal
Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Krishna Chhabildas Mehta
ResidenceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India

Early lifeEdit

Mehta was in born in Mahuva, a port town in Gujarat. He left high school in 1942 and participated in Indian independence movement.[1]


He became the president of the Mahuva Municipality. Later he was elected as a member of the Bombay Legislative Council. He participated in Mahagujarat Movement which demanded separate Gujarat state from Bombay state. He was elected to the Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 1962 from Mahuva constituency which he held till 1980.[1]

He entered in the politics by joining the Praja Samajwadi Party. Later he joined Indian National Congress (INC). He was in the cabinet of Chimanbhai Patel as Finance Minister and he had been made Chief Minister of Gujarat after the sudden death of Chimanbhai Patel in 1994. He had joined the Janata Party followed by Janata Dal. Later he rejoined the INC. In May 2001, he resigned from the INC to join the Nationalist Congress Party and contested election but lost. He died on 29 November 2008 in Ahmedabad.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Mehta, Ojas (30 November 2008). "State's ex-chief minister Chhabildas Mehta dies". Ahmedabad Mirror. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Former Gujarat Chief Minister Chhabildas Mehta dead". 29 November 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ Bhatt, Sheela (31 January 1955). "People are fed up of BJP's corruption: Chhabildas Mehta". India Today. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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