Balram Jakhar

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Dr. Balram Jakhar (Devanagari:बलराम जाखड, IAST: Balrām (born 23 August 1923) is a well-known Indian politician and parliamentarian and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh. <!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->

Early life and education

He was born in Jat family of Jakhar clan in Panchkosi village of Ferozepur district in Punjab now in abohar on 23 August 1923. His father’s name is Chaudhari Rajaram Jakhar and mother’s name is Patodevi Jakhar. His present generation (Ch. Sunil Jakhar) is serving as politicians in and near Abohar city which is Sub Tehsil for his native village Panjkosi. His son Surender kumar Jakhar died of a gunshot wound while cleaning in Abohar, firozpur on Monday 17th January 2011. His elder son Sajjan Kumar Jakhar is ex-punjab minister and known for clean image and is looked with respect by all political party leaders.

Jakhar earned a degree in Sanskrit from Foreman Christian College, Lahore, in 1945. He has knowledge of English, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit and Hindi languages.

Politician

Jakhar was elected to the Punjab assembly in 1972 and was re-elected in 1977 becoming the Leader of the Opposition. He was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha from Ferozepur in 1980 and re-elected to the eighth Lok Sabha from Sikar in 1985. He served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989. As Speaker of Lok Sabha he was an instrument for automation and computerization of Parliamentary works. He promoted Parliament library,...
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