Balwantrai Mehta Politician

Balwantrai Mehta ((1900-02-19)19 February 1900 – 19 September 1965(1965-09-19)) was an Indian politician who served as the second Chief Minister of Gujarat state, India. He participated in Indian independence movement and later hold various public offices. He is considered as the 'Architect of Panchayati Raj ' due to his contributions towards democratic decentralisation.

Personal facts

Birth dateFebruary 19, 1899
Birth place
India , Gujarat , Bhavnagar
Religion
Hindu
Date of deathSeptember 19, 1965
Place of death
Kutch District , Gujarat

Office holder

party
Indian National Congress
successor