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Morarji Desai
Morarji Desai
4th Prime Minister of India
In office
24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
President Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Preceded by Indira Gandhi
Succeeded by Charan Singh
Minister of Home Affairs
In office
1 July 1978 – 28 July 1979
Preceded by Charan Singh
Succeeded by Yashwantrao Chavan
2nd Deputy Prime Minister of India
In office
13 March 1967 – 16 July 1969
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Succeeded by Charan Singh
Jagjivan Ram
Minister of Finance
In office
13 March 1967 – 16 July 1969
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Preceded by Sachindra Chaudhuri
Succeeded by Indira Gandhi
In office
13 March 1958 – 29 August 1963
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by Jawaharlal Nehru
Succeeded by T. T. Krishnamachari
2nd Chief Minister of Bombay State
In office
21 April 1952 – 31 October 1956
Preceded by B.G. Kher
Succeeded by Yashwantrao Chavan
Personal details
Born (1896-02-29)29 February 1896
Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
(now in Gujarat, India)
Died 10 April 1995(1995-04-10) (aged 99)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political party Janata Dal (1988–1995)
Other political
affiliations
Indian National Congress (1934–1969)
Indian National Congress-Organisation (1969–1977)
Janata Party (1977–1988)
Spouse(s)
Gujraben Desai (m. 1911)
Alma mater University of Mumbai
Profession
Awards Bharat Ratna
Nishan-e-Pakistan
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Morarji Ranchhodji Desai (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995) was an Indian activist and politician. Between 1977 and 1979, he was the 4th Prime Minister of India.


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