Narayan Datt Tiwari (October 18, 1925 – October 18, 2018) was an Indian politician. He was formerly a member of the Praja Socialist Party and later joined the Indian National Congress. He was the three-time Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976–77, 1984–85, 1988–89) and once served as Prime Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007).
|Full Name||Narayan Dutt Tiwari|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Political Party||Indian National Congress|
|Political Journey||1952: Elected an MLA from the Nainital constituency on Praja Samajwadi Party ticket.
1957: Again elected an MLA from the Nainital constituency and became the leader of Opposition in the Assembly.
1963: Joined the Indian National Congress Party.
1965: Elected an MLA from the Kashipur constituency and appointed a minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
1969-1971: Remained the first President of Indian Youth Congress.
January 1976: Became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time.
1979-1980: Remained Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the Chaudhary Charan Singh Government.
August 1984: Became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the second time.
June 1988: Became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time.
1994: Resigned from the Indian Natioanl Congress.
1995: Formed his own All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) Party along with senior Congress leader, Arjun Singh.
1996: Elected to the 11th Lok Sabha.
1997: Joined back the Congress.
1999: Elected to the 13th Lok Sabha.
2002: Became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.
August 2007: Appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
|Date of Birth||18 October 1925|
|Birthplace||Baluti, United Provinces, British India (now in Nainital District, Uttarakhand)|
|Date of Death||18 October 2018|
|Place of Death||Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi|
|Death Cause||Chronic Illness|
|Age (at the time of death)||93 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Nainital, Uttarakhand, India|
|School||• M. B. School, Haldwani
• E. M. High School, Bareilly
• C.R.S.T. High School, Nainital
|Educational Qualification(s)||• M. A. (Political Science) from Allahabad University
• LLB from Allahabad University
|Address||C1/9, Tilak Lane , New Delhi and 1 A, Mall Avanue , Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Controversies||• In December 2009, he had to resign from the post of Governor of Andhra Pradesh over his alleged involvement in a sex scandal that began with the broadcast by Telugu language satellite news channel “ABN Andhra Jyothi” of a video that showed him in bed with 3 women at his official residence in the Raj Bhavan of Andhra Pradesh.
• In 2008, a paternity suit was filed by Rohit Shekhar Tiwari claiming N. D. Tiwari to be his biological father. A DNA Test was performed that later proved him to be Rohit’s biological father and Ujjwala Tiwari as Rohit’s biological mother. On 3 March 2014, N. D. Tiwari accepted that Rohit Shekhar is his son. He said “I have accepted that Rohit Shekhar is my son. The DNA test also proved he is my biological son.”
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||14 May 2014 (with Ujjwala Tiwari)|
|Wife/Spouse||First Wife– Sushila Tiwari (m. 1954-1993, her death)
Second Wife– Ujjwala Tiwari (m. 2014)
|Children||Son– Rohit Shekhar Tiwari (Politician)
|Parents||Father– Poornanand Tiwari (an officer in the forest department)
Mother– Name Not Known
|Favourite Leader||Mahatma Gandhi|
|Favourite Politician||Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Net Worth||Tiwari’s ancestral property estimated to be worth several hundred crores|
Interesting Facts About N. D. Tiwari
- He was born into a family of landlords in the village of Baluti in the Nainital district.
- During the British era, his father, Poornanand Tiwari, was an officer in the Forest Service. However, his father later resigned and joined the non-cooperation movement.
- Tiwari received his education at various schools in Haldwani, Bareilly and Nainital.
- On December 14, 1942, he was arrested for writing against British politics during the Indian independence movement and taken to Nainital Prison, where his father was also housed.
- After spending 15 months in prison, he was released in 1944.
- He joined Allahabad University, where he turned to the politics of the student union. He was later elected president of the Allahabad University Student Union.
- From 1945 to 1949, Tiwari was also the secretary of the All India Student Congress.
- In the early 1990s, he was the front runner for the Indian prime minister. However, he was replaced by P. V. Narasimha Rao; when he lost the Lok Sabha elections with only 800 votes.
- On May 14, 2014, at the age of 89, he married Ujjwala Tiwari, Rohit Shekhar’s mother, in a ceremony that took place in Lucknow.
- In January 2017, he supported BJP on behalf of Development.
- On September 20, 2017, Tiwari suffered a stroke.
- He died on October 18, 2018 after a long hospital stay in New Delhi.
- Ujjwala Tiwari (N. D. Tiwaris wife) age, family, biography & more
- Rohit Shekhar Tiwari (N. D. Tiwari’s son) age, woman, family, biography & more