B. B. Lyngdoh

B. B. Lyngdoh

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B. B. Lyngdoh Profile

  • Name:
  • B. B. Lyngdoh
  • Died:
  • October 27, 2003

B. B. Lyngdoh Biography

B. B. Lyngdoh was an Indian politician who hailed from the hilly state of Meghalaya. He was a prominent political figure in regional politics in the 1970s and 1980s, and also served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya four times. Thus he was one of the longest-serving Chief Ministers of Meghalaya. He is credited to the father of coalition politics in India.


He remained on power as CM during 7 May 1979 - 7 May 1981, 2 March 1983 - 31 March 1983, 26 March 1990 - 10 October 1991 and 10 March 1998 - 8 March 2000. He has represented three different alliances/parties - All Party Hill Leaders Conference, Hill People's Union and United Democratic Party during his four term rules of Meghalaya. He supported opposition power when Congress was ruling at centre, and he served as CM.


B. B. Lyngdoh was born in present-day Meghalaya in year 1921 during British rule in India. Brington Buhai Lyngdoh is his full name. He attended  Kolkata's Scottish Church College. Lyngdoh became the Chief Minister in 1979 for the first time and continued in the post for the next two years.


He also served as CM for brief periods during 2 March 1983 - 31 March 1983 and 26 March 1990 - 10 October 1991. In 1991 his regime was dismissed and President's rule imposed. He served his final term as CM during 10 March 1998 - 8 March 2000. He passed away on 27 October 2003, and was fully active in politics till his death. He was 82 and is survived by a son and daughter.

Published: January 10, 2019

Updated: January 10, 2019


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