Pawan Kumar Chamling

Pawan Kumar Chamling

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Pawan Kumar Chamling (Nepali: पवन कुमार चामलिंग) is the fifth chief minister of the Indian state of Sikkim. Chamling is the founder president of the Sikkim Democratic Front party, which has governed Sikkim for four successive terms since 1994, winning the 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 state assembly elections.

Personal life

Pawan Chamling was born in Yangang, South Sikkim to Ashbahadur Chamling and Asharani Chamling. He studied up to Class IV after which he dropped out from school. Chamling was a first-class contractor before joining politics in 1972. Chamling is also a Nepali language writer and recipient of the Bhanu Puraskar (2010) awarded by Sikkim Sahitya Parishad. He writes under the pen name Pawan Chamling Kiran.


Pawan Chamling was elected as the president of Yangang Gram Panchayat in 1982. In 1985, he was elected to the Sikkim Legislative Assembly for the first time. After being elected for the second time from Damthang constituency, he became the Minister for Industries, Information and Public Relations from 1989 to 1992 in the Nar Bahadur Bhandari cabinet. After a series of major political upheavals in Sikkim, Chamling formed the Sikkim Democratic Front party on 4 March 1993. His party first came to power in Sikkim after winning the 1994 assembly elections.

Awards and recognitions

Thekong Ambassador of Peace (2010) by the Pang Lhabsol Committee;Bhanu Puraskar (2010) by Sikkim Sahitya Parishad;Leadership and Good Governance......
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