Shiv Charan Mathur

Shiv Charan Mathur (14 February 1927 – 25 June 2009) was an Indian politician. A leader of the Indian National Congress, he was Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1981 to 1985 and again from 1988 to 1989; later, he was Governor of Assam from 2008 to 2009.

Shiv Charan Mathur
The Governor of Assam, Shri Shiv Charan Mathur calls on the Vice President, Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari, in New Delhi on July 23, 2008 (cropped).jpg
Mathur in July 2008
14th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
14 July 1981 – 23 February 1985
Preceded byJagannath Pahadia
Succeeded byHira Lal Devpura
In office
20 January 1988 – 4 December 1989
Preceded byHari Dev Joshi
Succeeded byHari Dev Joshi
Governor of Assam
In office
4 July 2008 – 25 June 2009
Preceded byAjai Singh
Succeeded byK Sankaranarayanan
Personal details
Born(1927-02-14)14 February 1927
Died25 June 2009(2009-06-25) (aged 82)
New Delhi, India
Political partyIndian National Congress

Mathur became Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 14 July 1981 and held that post until 23 February 1985. The killing of Raja Man Singh, the then titular head of the erstwhile princely state of Bharatpur caused a political storm, leading to his resignation. Subsequently, he became Chief Minister again from 20 January 1988 to 4 December 1989. In 2003 he was elected as a MLA from Mandalgarh (Bhilwara).

Appointed Governor of Assam in 2008, he remained in that post until his death from cardiac arrest on 25 June 2009.[1]

Positions heldEdit

General Secretary, Rajasthan Students Congress (1945–1947)

Chairman, Municipal Board, Bhilwara (1956–57)

Member of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (1967)

Member of All India Congress Committee (1972-till date)

Pramukh, Zila Parishad, Bhilwara (1960–64)

Member Third Lok Sabha (1964–1967)

Member, Rajasthan State Legislative Assembly (1967–72, 1972–77, 1980–85, 1985–90, 1990–91, 1998–2003, 2003-)

Chairman Public Undertakings Committee of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1980–81)

Convenor, Rules Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1985–87)

Chairman, Subordinate Legislation Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1987–88)

Minister for Education, Power, PWD, Public Relations in the Rajasthan Cabinet (1967–72)

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Planning in the Rajasthan Cabinet (1973–77)

Chief Minister of Rajasthan (1981–85 and 1988–89)

Member, Tenth Lok Sabha (1991–96)

Chairman, Committee on Privileges, Lok Sabha, (1991–96)

Convenor of Sub-Committee on Energy, Lok Sabha (1994–96)

Member, Executive Committee, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (1994–96)

Life Chairman, Social Policy Research Institute, Jaipur (1985)

Chairman, Estimates Committee, Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (1998–2003)

Chairman, Administrative Reforms Commission Rajasthan (1999–2003)

Member, Rules Committee of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (2004)


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Succeeded by
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Government offices
Preceded by Governor of Assam
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