Senior Congress leader and three-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Narayan Datt Tiwari passed away at the age of 92 on Thursday. He had been admitted to Hospital earlier this July after his health had deteriorated.
Having started off his political career with Praja Samajwadi Party, ND Tiwari shifted to Congress, and became a huge figure in the party. Along with being a three-time CM of UP, he also served as the CM of Uttarakhand, as well as being the Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
Upon his demise, a number of leaders paid heartwarming tributes to him.
Born on October 18, 1925, ND Tiwari began his political career with the Praja Samajwadi Party as he became an MLA from Nainital constituency in 1952 in the first election of Uttar Pradesh.
In 1963, he joined Congress and rose ranks within the party ranks in no time. After being elected an MLA from Kashipur constituency in 1965, Tiwari was then inducted as a minister into the government of Uttar Pradesh. He was also the first President of Indian Youth Congress between 1969 and 1971.
His first stint as a CM of state was in 1976, when he became the CM of Uttar Pradesh. Though, he only spent 15 months in the office. After that, he was elected into Lok Sabha in 1980, and held a number of portfolios.
In 1984, he started his second term as the CM of UP, though, it lasted a mere 11 months. Following that, he became a Rajya Sabha member in 1985, and held office till 1988. During then, he also was appointed as the EMA and Petroleum minister.
ND Tiwari's final stint as UP CM started in 1988, but after an year and a half, it was over. From 1989 to 2002, he was twice elected to Lok Sabha, and also resigned from Congress before rejoining them.
In 2002, years after Uttarakhand was formed, he became the CM of the state and completed five years. His final venture in politics was in 2007, when he became the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Though, after two years, he stepped down citing 'health reasons'.