N. D. Tiwari

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Narayan Datt Tiwari
Ex Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari.jpg
21st Governor of Andhra Pradesh
In office
22 August 2007 – 26 December 2009
Preceded by Rameshwar Thakur
Succeeded by E. S. L. Narasimhan
3rd Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
In office
2 March 2002 – 7 March 2007
Preceded by Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Succeeded by B. C. Khanduri
Minister of Finance
In office
25 July 1987 – 25 June 1988
Preceded by Rajiv Gandhi
Succeeded by Shankarrao Chavan
Minister of External Affairs
In office
22 October 1986 – 25 July 1987
Preceded by P. Shiv Shankar
Succeeded by Rajiv Gandhi
9th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
In office
25 June 1988 – 5 December 1989
In office
3 August 1984 – 24 September 1985
In office
21 January 1976 – 30 April 1977
Personal details
Born (1925-10-18) 18 October 1925 (age 92)
Baluti, United Provinces, British India
(now in Uttarakhand, India)
Political party Indian National Congress
Sushila Tiwari (m. 1954–1991)
(her death)
Ujjwala Tiwari (m. 2014)
Children Rohit Shekhar Tiwari
Residence C1/9, Tilak Lane , New Delhi and 1 A, Mall Avenue , Lucknow,[1]
Alma mater Allahabad University

Narayan Datt Tiwari (born 18 October 1925) is an Indian politician. He was formerly in Praja Socialist Party and later joined Indian National Congress.

He was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1976–77, 1984–85, 1988–89) and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007). In 1986–1987, he served in Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs. He was serving as Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2007 until 2009. He's the only Indian to have served as Chief Minister of 2 states.

Early life and education

Narayan Datt Tiwari was born in Kumaoni family in 1925, in the village of Baluti, Nainital district. His father Poornanand Tiwari was an officer in the forest department, and who later resigned and joined the Non-cooperation movement.[2][3] Tiwari received his education at various schools including, M.B. School, Haldwani, E.M. High School, Bareilly and C.R.S.T. High School, Nainital.[4]

His initiation into politics came early, when during the Indian Independence movement, he was arrested on 14 December 1942 for writing Anti-British leaflets opposing imperialist policies, and sent to Nainital jail, where his father was already lodged.[5] Upon his release after 15 months in 1944, he joined Allahabad University, where he topped the University in M.A. (Political Science), he continued his education doing LLB from the same university, and elected as the President of the Students’ Union of the Allahabad University in 1947. Meanwhile, he remained Secretary, All India Student Congress, 1947-49.[4][6]

In 1954, he married Sushila Tiwari (née Sanwal),[7][8] On 14 May 2014, he married Ujjwala Tiwari, his longtime sweetheart and mother of his biological son Rohit Shekhar, at the age 88.[9]


Early career

In the first election in Uttar Pradesh after the independence for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly held in 1952, he was elected from Nanital constituency and became an MLA for the first time on Praja Samajwadi Party ticket. In 1957, he was elected from the Nainital legislative constituency, and became the leader of Opposition in the Assembly.

In 1963, he joined the Indian National Congress party, and was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Kashipur constituency in 1965 and was subsequently appointed a minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. After that he also remained Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Affairs in the Chaudhary Charan Singh Government (1979–1980). In 1968, he established Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (JNNYC), a voluntary organisation. He remained the first President of Indian Youth Congress from 1969 to 1971.

Later positions

N. D. Tiwari was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh three times: from January 1976 to April 1977, from August 1984 to September 1985 and from June 1988 to December 1988. He was elected to 7th Lok Sabha in 1980, and served as a union minister in several portfolios in the 1980s: starting with Planning, and also remained Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission. Thereafter he became a member of Rajya Sabha 1985-1988, during this period he also remained the Minister of Industries in September 1985 and in addition to that portfolio, became minister of Petroleum in 1986. He then served as India's External Affairs Minister from October 1986 until July 1987, at which point he became Minister of Finance and Commerce,[4][10] serving in that position until June 1988, when he became chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time.

He was a contender to be Prime Minister of India in the early 1990s but was pipped to the post by P. V. Narasimha Rao.[11] One of the key reasons was that he lost the Lok Sabha elections by a mere 800 votes. In 1994, he resigned from Congress and formed his own All India Indira Congress (Tiwari) along with senior Congress leader, Arjun Singh in 1995, but joined back when Sonia Gandhi came at the helm of affairs of the party two years later, and after a devastating defeat of the party under Narasimha Rao during the general elections in 1996. Tiwari was elected to the 11th Lok Sabha in 1996, and again to the 13th Lok Sabha in 1999.

He later served as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, which was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, from 2002 through 2007. He offered to resign on 5 March 2006, citing his age. He left office in March 2007 following setbacks for his party in the state elections.

Narayan Datt Tiwari was appointed as Governor of Andhra Pradesh on 19 August 2007 and was sworn in on 22 August.[12] Following a controversy over his involvement in a sex scandal, he resigned as the Governor on 26 December 2009, citing "health grounds",[13] subsequently he shifted to Dehradun, Uttarakhand.[1]

Blessings to BJP

On January 18, 2017, Pandit Narayan Datt Tiwari gave blessings and his support along with his son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari (Advocate & Former Advisor, Government of Uttar Pradesh) and his wife Dr. Smt. Ujjwala Tiwari to Narendra Modi and the BJP for the assembly elections held in the states of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh in presence of BJP President Amit Shah in the name of Development.[14][15][16]


Sex scandal

He was involved in a sex scandal that began with the broadcast by Telugu language satellite news channel ABN Andhra Jyothi of a video that showed Tiwari in bed with three women at his official residence in the Raj Bhavan.[17] A police complaint was filed against Tiwari for "sexually abusing girls, blackmail and misuse of office" and the Raj Bhavan staff were interrogated by police about details related to the scandal, alleged to be the result of the fallout of a mining deal.[18] Tiwari publicly apologized, but claimed that he was being "framed" by "a political conspiracy".[19] On 27 December 2009, Ekkadu Srinivasan Lakshmi Narasimhan was appointed to discharge the duties of governor for the region until regular arrangements for the office were made.[20]

Paternity suit

In 2008, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari filed a paternity suit claiming Tiwari to be his biological father. The court ordered that DNA mapping of Tiwari be done, which the court successfully compelled compliance with on 29 May 2012.[1] On 27 July 2012, the Delhi High Court, citing a need to end the controversy, rejected a request from Tiwari's lawyers to keep his paternity test result a secret.

The DNA test results released by the court on Friday, 27 July 2012 established that Tiwari is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, and that Ujjwala Tiwari is the biological mother.[21] Tiwari urged the media to respect his privacy, saying "I have every right to live my life my way. No one has the right to look into my private life. Please respect my privacy."[22] On 3 March 2014, Tiwari accepted that Rohit Shekhar is his son. He said "I have accepted that Rohit Shekhar is my son. The DNA test also proved he is my biological son," he told NDTV.[23][24]

On 14 May 2014, Tiwari married Ujjwala Tiwari, Shekhar's mother, in a ceremony that took place in Lucknow.[25][26][27]


  1. ^ a b c "ND Tiwari's DNA test reports to be opened in court today at 0230 pm". 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Umachand Handa. History of Uttaranchal. Indus Publishing, p. 210. 2002. ISBN 81-7387-134-5.
  3. ^ Narayan Datt Tiwari profiles.incredible-people.com.
  4. ^ a b c Biographical Sketch Governor of Andhra Pradesh, website.
  5. ^ Uttar Pradesh District Gazetteers, p. 64. Government of Uttar Pradesh. 1959.
  6. ^ Narayan Datt Tiwari Biography. President of India website.
  7. ^ End of the road for Tiwari
  8. ^ [1] Cite: "But charges of misgovernance and of people having free access to him continue to dog him. Sources close to him say some of his aides exploited the vacuum in his domestic setup—his wife Sushila, a doctor in Lucknow, died over 10 years ago."
  9. ^ "Former UP CM, ND Tiwari marries Ujjwala tiwari at 88". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Biography at garhwalhimalayas.com.
  11. ^ The second-most-popular candidate is Narayan Datt Tiwari... New York Times, 26 May 1991.
  12. ^ "Tiwari sworn in as Andhra Governor" PTI (The Hindu), 22 August 2007.
  13. ^ S. Nagesh Kumar (2009-12-27). "Tiwari quits in the wake of TV exposé". The Hindu. 
  14. ^ to-bjp/articleshow/56642428.cms Congress veteran ND Tiwari, son blesssings to BJP
  15. ^ State govt showing disrespect to ND Tiwari, says son
  16. ^ Narayan Datt Tiwari, 91, Is The BJP's Latest Import From Congress; Package Deal Includes Son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari
  17. ^ K.V. Ramana (2009-12-26). "86-yr-old Andhra governor targeted in sleaze CDs". DNA India. 
  18. ^ G.S. Radhakrishna (2009-12-27). "Misuse case against Tiwari". The Telegraph. 
  19. ^ "N D Tiwari on 'sex tapes': I apologise, but I've done no wrong". The Times of India. 2009-12-28. 
  20. ^ 088810_1_governor-of-andhra-pradesh-chhattisgarh-governor-e-s-l-narasimhan "Sex sting fallout: Chhattisgarh governor gets additional charge of Andhra" Check |url= value (help). The Times of India. 2009-12-27. 
  21. ^ "DNA test out, N.D. Tiwari is Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's father". Deccan Herald. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "DNA test confirms ND Tiwari as Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's biological father". Zee News. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  23. ^ Pandey, Sidharth (2014-03-03). Ghosh, Deepshika, ed. Tiwari-who-took-him-to-court-in-paternity-battle-552571 "I accept that he is my son: ND Tiwari on Rohit Shekhar, who took him to court in paternity battle" Check |url= value (help). 
  24. ^ "ND Tiwari accepts Rohit Shekhar as son". 
  25. ^ http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/nd-tiwari-marriage-ujjwala-Tiwari-son-rohit-shekhar-paternity-suit/1/361894.html
  26. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/rohit-shekhar-shares-how-he-got-his-mother-and-nd-tiwari-married/story-icdtBOFjv848Kpxe6VmKwI.html
  27. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/ND-Tiwari-marries-Rohit-Shekhars-mother-Ujjwala-Tiwari-in-Lucknow/articleshow/35154691.cms

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
President's Rule
Administered by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Dr M C Reddy
title/post previously held by-
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
21 January 1976 – 30 April 1977
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Administered by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Dr M C Reddy
title/post subsequently held by-
Ram Naresh Yadav
Preceded by
Sripati Mishra
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
3 August 1984 – 24 September 1985
Succeeded by
Bir Bahadur Singh
Preceded by
P Shiv Shankar
Minister for External Affairs of India
1986 – 1987
Succeeded by
Rajiv Gandhi
Preceded by
Bir Bahadur Singh
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
25 June 1988 – 5 December 1989
Succeeded by
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Preceded by
B. S. Koshyari
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
2002 – 2007
Succeeded by
B. C. Khanduri
Government offices
Preceded by
Rameshwar Thakur
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
2007 – 2009
Succeeded by
E.S.L. Narasimhan
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