D. D. Lapang Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

D. D. Lapang or Dr. Donwa Dethwelson Lapang is an Indian politician who is the chief minister of Meghalaya. In his political career, he was in office four times. He was born on April 10, 1934 in the village of Nongjri in Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, India. He is 84 years old.

Full Name Dr. Donwa Dethwelson Lapang
Profession Politician
Famous For Being the Chief Minister of Meghalaya 4 times
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 80 kg
in pounds– 175 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Political Party Indian National Congress
Political Journey • 1972: Contested as Independent Candidate in the Legislative Assembly
• Election from Nongpoh L.A. Constituency and won as MLA.
• 1978: Became Minister of State including Cooperation, Jails, Education and Civil Defence.
• 1979: Became Cabinet Minister including Health and Family Welfare, Labour, Information & Public Relations.
• 1988: Deputy Minister of Home.
• 1992-1993: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 1993-1995: Chairman State Planning Board
• 1995-1997: Chairman, Commission on Resources Mobilization
• 1998-2003: Served as Deputy Chief Minister
• 2003-2006: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 2007-2008: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 2009-2010: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
Personal Life
Date of Birth 10th April, 1934
Age (as in 2018) 84 Years
Birthplace Nongjri village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya , India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aries
Nationality Indian
Hometown Nongjri village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya , India
School Shillong Government High School
College/University St. Anthony’s College, Shillong
Educational Qualification Bachelors in Arts (B.A)
Religion Not Known
Address Pahamsohthri, P.O & P.S Nongpoh Ri. Bhori Dist Meghalaya
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 1958
Wife/Spouse Amethyst Lynda Jomes Blah (Journalist)
Children Son– 1 (Name Not Known)
Daughter– 1 (Name Not Known)
Parents Father– Donwa War (Tailor)
Mother– Name Not Known (Tea Seller)
Siblings Not Known
Style Quotient
Car Collection Ford Endeavour, Fortuner, Scorpio,Cheverol Optra
Assets/Properties Deposits in Banks: 75 Lakh
Jewellery: 3 Lakh
Agricultural Land: 3 Lakh
Non Agricultural Land: 60 Lakh
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) ₹2 Crore


Interesting Facts About D. D. Lapang

  • Does D. D. Lapang smoke?: Not known
  • Does D. D. Lapang drink alcohol?: Not known
  • His father died when he was 5 years old.
  • After his father’s death, he helped his mother sell tea at the Nongpoh market, the constituency from which he was later elected as an MLA.
  • His life changed when he met Rev. S Mallai, a priest who asked his mother to allow him to take the little boy to a nearby village, Umroi, to raise him.
  • He also worked as a road worker.
  • He did a lot of jobs before he became a politician. He served as a school teacher for 5 years. He also worked for the Assam Civil Secretariat and was then promoted to typing assistant to the lower division. He also worked as a sub-inspector for schools for 10 years.
  • In 1972, he entered politics and participated in the legislative assembly of the Nongpoh L.A. constituency. He even won as an MLA.
  • He was then Prime Minister of Meghalaya four times.
  • He resigned from the Congress party in September 2018 and claimed that the Indian National Congress did not treat high-ranking party members well.


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