Morarji Desai was the 4th Prime Minister of India, being the” first non-congress Prime Minister of India”.
Morarji Desai was the Finance Minister of India from 1958 to 1963 , when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister of India and the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 1967 to 1969,when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.
In 1969 subsequent to his removal from the post of Deputy Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai became leader of the conservative opposition.
Morarji Desai became the head of the first non-Congress Union Government of India and the Prime Minister of India, bringing indira Gandhi’s emergency- rule to an end in 1977 and he had been the Prime Minister of India till 1979 when his Government collapsed due the breaking of the coalitions.
As the Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai took efforts to initiate peace between India and Pakistan and to restore political relations with China.
Morarji Desai is the only Indian who was conferred on with the highest civilian awards, from both India and Pakistan, namely,the Bharat Ratna and Nishaan-e-Pakistan, respectively.
Morarji Desai was a true follower of Mahatma Gandhi and he tried to follow the Mahatma in his personal and political life.
Morarji Desai was a vegetarian by birth and conviction and he had been expressing his personal views on the advantages of being a vegetarian.
Biography of Morarji Desai:-
Name: Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
Known as: Morarji Desai
Date of Birth:
29th February 1896
(As Morarji Desai’s Birthday is 29th of February, his birthday will recur only once in 4 years on the leap years and in otherYears 28th February would be his birthday.)
Date of Death:10th April 1995 (At the Age of 99 years)
Father: Ranchhodji Desai (A School Teacher)
Mother: Vajiaben /Maniben Desai.
Studied Graduation at :Wilson College, Mumbair
Awards Conferred on Morarji Desai during his life-time:
Nishan-e-Pakistan-Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Award-19th May 1990
Bharat Ratna- India’s Highest Civilian Award-1991
Quotations of Morarji Desai:-
As long men eat animals how can cruelty to animals be removed.