Late Shri Morarji Desai

Late Shri Morarji Desai

Former President, AIPC

Morarji Desai (29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995)[1] was an Indian independence activist and served between 1977 and 1979 as the 4th Prime Minister of India and led the government formed by the Janata Party. During his long career in politics, he held many important posts in government such as: Chief Minister of Bombay StateHome MinisterFinance Minister and 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of India. On the international scene, Desai holds international fame for his peace activism and made efforts to initiate peace between two rival South Asian states, Pakistan and India[citation needed]. After India’s first nuclear explosion in 1974, Desai helped restore friendly relations with China and Pakistan, and vowed to avoid armed conflict such as Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.

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