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Pu Lalthanhawla Biography



Pu Lalthanhawla

Lal Thanhawla

Age71
DOB 19 May 1942
Place of BirthAizawl, Mizoram
Religion Christianity
EducationGraduate
Profession before joining politicsRecorder at the office of Inspector of Schools in the District Council. Assistant at the Assam Co-operative Apex Bank.
Spouse Name Lal Riliani
Children2 sons 1 daughter

About Pu Lalthanhawla

Pu Lalthanhawla, a member of the Indian National Congress, is the present Chief Minister of Mizoram. He has held this post from December 2008.


Personal background of Pu Lalthanhawla

Pu Lalthanhawla was born on May 6, 1942 to H. P. Sailo and Lalsawmliani Chawngthu. He completed his schooling in 1961. In 1964 he earned a degree in B.A. from Aijal College. He is married to Lal Riliani.

Pu Lalthanhawla's professional background before entering politics

  • Recorder at the office of Inspector of Schools in the District Council
  • Assistant at the Assam Co-operative Apex Bank.

Political activities and achievements 

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  • 1966: Secretary of the Mizo National Front
  • 1973: Elected as President of the party
  • 1978, 1979: Elected as a legislator in union territory elections
  • 1984: Became the Chief Minister of Mizoram
  • 1986: Gave up his seat of Chief Minister to Pu Laldenga, as mandated in the Peace treaty signed between India and the MNF.
  • 1987, 1989, 1993: Chief Minister of Mizoram
  • 1998: Lost his MLA seat
  • 2003: Regained his MLA seat
  • 2008: Elected from South Tuipui and Serchhip constituencies
  • 2013: President of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee

Other initiatives

  • Founder President of Mizoram Journalists, Mizoram Hockey Association, Mizoram Football Association as well as Mizoram Olympic Association
  • Chairman of North East Olympic Commission
  • Ex-officio Vice President of Indian Olympic Association
Last Updated on 17 December, 2017.



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