Morarji Desai

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Birthday
29, 1896
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 10, 1995 (99)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
29, 1896
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 10, 1995 (99)

About

From 1977 until 1979, this Indian National Congress-turned-Janata Party politician served as India's fifth Prime Minister. Previously, he had served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

Before Fame

He became a civil servant upon his graduation from Wilson College, Mumbai. He subsequently served as Home Minister of the Bombay Presidency and joined the Indian Independence Movement.

Trivia

He lived to be ninety-nine years old.

Family Life

He was born into an Anavil Brahmin caste family. His marriage to Gujraben Desai produced a son named Kanti Desai.

Associated With

He closely allied himself with the principles of Mahatma Gandhi.