Saturday, May 23, 2009

Facts about Indian Prime Ministers

The Prime Minister whose birth anniversary falls on November 19 

Indira Gandhi 

The PM from Andhra Pradesh who could speak many languages 

P.V. Narasimha Rao 

Twice the acting PM, never the actual PM

Gulzari Lal Nanda 

Only PM from Karnataka 

H. D. Deve Gowda 

Became PM at 81, died at 99 

Morarji Desai 

The PM who died at Tashkent in USSR 

Lal Bahadur Sastri 

The PM who also served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh 

Viswanath Pratap Singh 

Youngest PM, who also was a commercial pilot before being into politics

Rajiv Gandhi 

The PM who held the post for 17 years consecutively 

Jawaharlal Nehru 

First person to deliver a speech in Hindi at the UN 

Atal Behari Vajpayee 

The PM who was born in a village in Pakistan, the primary school in which he learned was renamed after him when he became PM

Manmohan Singh 


Source: Revised NEW FIND OUT GK book for class 6 OXFORD University Press

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