Girdhari Lal Dogra Biography

Girdhari Lal was a member of Lok Sabha as a senior Congress leader from Jammu and Kashmir, a member of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.

G L Dogra Political Career

Dogra was born in July 17, 1915 in Bhaiya Village of Kathua District in Jammu and Kashmir. He pursued his education from Amritsar and Lahore. He did his B.A. and L.L.B. from Punjab University. He initiated to take interest in politics during his student days. He is advocate by profession; he was a freedom fighter who in future became a prominent political figure in the state. Dogra Sahib returned to Jammu after finishing law and joined as a junior advocate to Lala Dina Nath Mahajan, a famous Lawyer. He also became an editor of a weekly newspaper “Kidasn” which was published from Jammu. In 1942 he joined National Conference and started taking active part in J&K politics. He was elected from Hiranagar as MLA in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1975.

Modi in his speech said that Dogra had a high-pitched judgement of character which reflected in his choice of son-in-law. His possession as the states Finance Minister for a long period of 27 years shall remain as a record in the Political horizon of the state.

Personal details

He was married to Shakuntla Devi and blessed by two daughters, Sangeeta Jaitely and Nidhi S. Sharma. Dogra was the father-in-law of Arun Jaitley by his daughter Sangeeta Jaitley.

He died on 27 November 1987 and with his death a void was created in Jammu Political set up. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Born: July 17, 1915, Kathua, India

Died: November 27, 1987

Spouse: Shakuntala Dogra (m. ?–1987)

Party: Indian National Congress

Children: Sangeeta Jaitley, Nidhi S. Sharma

Son in Law: Arun Jaitley 

Siblings: Darbari Lal Dogra

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