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Dr. Gopi Chand Bargava, the first Chief Minister of Punjab

Dr. Gopi Chand Bargava was the first Chief Minister of Punjab after independence from August 15, 1947 to April 13, 1949 and again from October 18, 1949 to June 20, 1951. He was also appointed as caretaker Chief Minister from June 21, 1964 to July 6, 1964. He was a member of the Indian national congress.

He was born on March 8, 1889 in the Sirsa District of Punjab province in British India. He completed his MBBS degree from the Medical College Lahore in 1912. He started his medical profession in 1913. He belonged to a freedom fighters family and was well educated, so he was appointed the first Chief Minister of Punjab. He died on December 1966.

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