Prakash Chandra Sethi


Prakash Chandra Sethi (19 October 1919 – 21 February 1996) was an Indian National Congress politician who served as Minister of Home Affairs (1982–84)[2] and as the 8th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (1972–75). [3]

Prakash Chandra Sethi
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
2 September 1982 – 19 July 1984
Preceded byR. Venkataraman
Succeeded byP. V. Narasimha Rao
8th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
In office
29 January 1972 – 22 December 1975
Preceded byShyama Charan Shukla
Succeeded byShyama Charan Shukla
Personal details
Born(1919-10-19)19 October 1919
Jhalrapatan, Jhalawar State, British India
Died21 February 1996(1996-02-21) (aged 76)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India[1]
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseSmt. Kamla Devi

He was twice the chief minister of the state from 29 January 1972 to 22 March 1972 and 23 March 1972 to 22 December 1975.[4]

Ideologically he always appreciated people like Shankar Dayal Sharma, Ravi Shankar Shukla, Guru Radha Kishan and Gandhian Mahesh Dutt Mishra. He was such an influential person but he never encouraged anyone to take any advantage of it. Though much is not talked about him as a politician but he was from the selfless school of thoughts and accessible to the public. PC Sethi as he was popularly known, was widely respected by the people of Indore and nation for his work.[5]

During his tenure in the central government, Sethi was elected from the Indore constituency. He also held a number of positions in the Central Government of India - Home Minister, Defence Minister, Minister of External Affairs, Finance Minister, Railways, and Housing and Development.[6][7]

He is also known for his efforts for surrender of dacoits from Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh in 1976 while holding the post of Union Petroleum and Chemicals Minister.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Obituary References" (PDF). Lok Sabha Debates (Tenth Series). 57 (1): 11. 26 February 1996.
  2. ^ "Cabinet Members who have held charge of this department/ministry since 1970" (PDF). Indian Government Ministry of Personnel. Ministry of Personnel. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
  3. ^ Shri Prakash Chand Sethi 'Amritotsav Smarika' released date: 19th October 1995
  4. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi knows my loyalty to him: Prakash Chandra Sethi". India Today. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Archive Parliament of India". Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Indira Gandhi, News Photo, Home minister PC Sethi with In..." Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Government Archives" (PDF).
  8. ^ April 8, V. K. Dethe. "Chambal dacoits surrender in a chaotic but spectacular ceremony". India Today. India Today. Retrieved 25 February 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

External links edit

  • Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh