Shyama Charan Shukla
Shyama Charan Shukla 2012 stamp of India (cropped).jpg
Shukla on a 2012 stamp of India
7th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
In office
9 December 1989 – 1 March 1990
Preceded byMotilal Vora
Succeeded bySunder Lal Patwa
In office
23 December 1975 – 30 April 1977
Preceded byPrakash Chandra Sethi
Succeeded byPresident's rule
In office
26 March 1969 – 28 January 1972
Preceded byNareshchandra Singh
Succeeded byPrakash Chandra Sethi
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
1999 (1999)–2004 (2004)
Preceded byChandra Shekhar Sahu
Succeeded byAjit Jogi
Member of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
1990 (1990)–1999 (1999)
Preceded byPunit Ram Sahu
Succeeded byAmitesh Shukla
In office
1957 (1957)–1977 (1977)
Preceded byShyamkumari Devi
Succeeded byPawan Diwan
Personal details
Born27 February 1925
Raipur, Central Provinces and Berar, British India
Died14 February 2007
(aged 81)
Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress (1957-2004)
Padmini Shukla
(m. 1949)
RelationsVidya Charan Shukla (brother)
Children3 (including Amitesh Shukla)
ParentRavishankar Shukla (father)

Shyama Charan Shukla (27 February 1925 – 14 February 2007)[1] was an Indian National Congress politician and thrice Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Personal life

Shyama Charan Shukla was born on 27 February 1925 in Raipur. His father Ravishankar Shukla was a lawyer, an Indian National Congress politician from Central Provinces and Berar and the first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. His younger brother, Vidya Charan Shukla, was also an INC politician, a union minister, and a nine-time Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha.

His son Amitesh Shukla is an INC politician and currently a Member of Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh from Rajim.[2]

Political career

Shyama Charan Shukla was first elected as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Rajim in 1957. He was re-elected from the same seat in 1962, 1967, 1972, 1990, 1993 and 1998.[2] He lost from Rajim in 1977.

Shukla served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on three occasions - 1969-72, 1975–77 and 1989-90.[1][2]

In 1999, he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Mahasamund, and served till 2004.[2]


India Post issued a postage stamp depicting his photo in 2012 as a memorial.

  1. ^ a b "Shyama Charan Shukla: Aristocrat by disposition". Hindustan Times. 16 February 2007. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Pandit Shyama Charan Shukla.