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Brig T Sailo Biography




Brig. T Sailo

Brig T Sailo

Full NameThenphunga Sailo
BornJan 1, 1922
DiedMar 27, 2015
Place of BirthMelkhat Veng, Lunglei, Mizoram
Profession before joining politicsT. Sailo served the British Indian Army as well as the Indian Army. Being among the first Mizo Army Officers, he was promoted to Lt Colonel in 1960, in 1963 he was again promoted to Colonel and then in 1966 to Brigadier.
Political partyMizoram People's Conference
Spouse NameThansiamii
ChildrenLalsangliana Sailo
Lalhmangaiha Sailo, IRS
Laldingliani Sailo, IRS
Lalrinliana Sailo
AwardsPadma Shree (1999)

About Brig. T Sailo

Thenphunga Sailo, famous as Brig. T Sailo, is the founder of the Mizoram People's Conference. He has been the Chief Minister of Mizoram twice.


Personal background of Brig. T Sailo

Brig. T. Sailo was born on January 1, 1922 as a son of Mizo Chief Mr. Vancheuva and Mrs. Hrangvungi. He finished his elementary schooling at Serkawn Middle School, Lunglei, and High School in Shillong. His wife’s name is Thansiamii. Brig. T Sailo's professional background before entering politics Before getting into politics, T. Sailo served the British Indian Army as well as the Indian Army. In 1942 he was recruited as a Second Lieutenant in the Indian Army. In 1960 he was made a Lt. Colonel and later in 1963 he got promoted to the designation of Colonel. In 1966 he was again promoted and was made a Brigadier. He retired from the Indian Army in 1974.


Political activities and achievements 

  • 1974: Organised the Human Rights Committee
  • 1975: Laid the foundation of the People's Conference Party
  • 1978, 1979: Became the Chief Minister of Mizoram
  • 1998: Elected as the Principal Adviser to the Chief Minister
  • 2008: Elected from the Aizwal South 2 constituency in the assembly elections of Mizoram

Awards Won

 
  • 1999: Padma Shree
  • 2011: Mizo Award, presented by Lt. Gen. Madan Mohan Lakhera, the Governor of Mizoram
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