Hari Dev Joshi
11th Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
4 December 1989 – 4 March 1990
Preceded byShiv Charan Mathur
Succeeded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat
In office
10 March 1985 – 20 January 1988
Preceded byHira Lal Devpura
Succeeded byShiv Charan Mathur
In office
11 October 1973 – 29 April 1977
Preceded byBarkatullah Khan
Succeeded byPresident's rule
15th Governor of Assam
In office
10 May 1989 – 21 July 1989
Chief MinisterPrafulla Kumar Mahanta
Preceded byBhishma Narain Singh
Succeeded byAnisetti Raghuvir
6th Governor of Meghalaya
In office
11 May 1989 – 26 July 1989
Chief MinisterP. A. Sangma
Preceded byBhishma Narain Singh
Succeeded byA. A. Rahim
Personal details
Born(1920-12-17)17 December 1920
Khandu, Banswara, British India (Now in Rajasthan, India)
Died28 March 1995(1995-03-28) (aged 74)
Political partyIndian National Congress

Hari Dev Joshi (17 December 1920 – 21 March 1995) was a freedom fighter and an Indian politician from Indian National Congress. He was chief minister of Rajasthan three times.[1][2]

Political career

In 1952, he got elected from Dungarpur then shifted to Ghatol in 1957 and then was elected 8 times from Banswara until his death. He stood undefeated consecutively in all the elections.[3] He was chief minister of Rajasthan three times, first from 11 October 1973 to 29 April 1977, second time from 10 March 1985 to 20 January 1988 and finally for a short time from 4 December 1989 to 4 March 1990.[4][5][6]

He also has served as a Governor of Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal.[citation needed]


Institutes named after him include Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication in Jaipur and the Haridev Joshi Government Girl's College, Banswara.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "In dramatic upset, Rajasthan CM Harideo Joshi becomes victim of coterie politics". India Today. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Rajasthan CM Harideo Joshi keeps his options open". India Today. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  3. ^ "True Story Of Former Chief Minister Of Rajasthan Haridev Joshi". Patrika. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  4. ^ "When Gehlot was the state president, Haridev Joshi had to resign from the post of CM". Bhaskar. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  5. ^ "PM Rajiv Gandhi considers changes in states' leadership". India Today. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Union Cabinet holds meeting at Sariska". India Today. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
Preceded byBarkatullah Khan Chief Minister of Rajasthan 1973—1977 Succeeded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat Preceded byHira Lal Devpura Chief Minister of Rajasthan 1985—1988 Succeeded byShiv Charan Mathur Preceded byShiv Charan Mathur Chief Minister of Rajasthan 1989—1990 Succeeded byBhairon Singh Shekhawat Preceded byBhishma Narain Singh Governor of Assam 1989 Succeeded byAnisetti Roghuvir