Darwin Diengdoh Pugh

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Darwin Diengdoh Pugh
2nd Chief Minister of Meghalaya
In office
10 March 1978 – 6 May 1979
GovernorLallan Prasad Singh
Preceded byWilliamson A. Sangma
Succeeded byB. B. Lyngdoh
Personal details
Born12 January 1927
Sohra, British India
Died17 November 2008(2008-11-17) (aged 81)
Political partyAll Party Hill Leaders Conference
ResidenceMeghalaya, India
Alma materGauhati University

Darwin Diengdoh Pugh (12 January 1927 – 17 November 2008) was the second Chief Minister of the state of Meghalaya in north-eastern India and the first Khasi person to hold the position.[1] He was the general secretary of All Party Hill Leaders Conference (APHLC).


Born on 12 January 1927 at Sohra to late Bransly Marpna Pugh and Glis Diengdoh, Pugh had his education at Gauhati University. He began his professional career as a crew in the Navy during the Second World War.[2] He also served as the Headmaster of the Nisangram School in Garo Hills and Cherra Presbyterian Proceeding High School in Nongsawlia, Sohra. Pugh joined active politics in the early 1960s and was elected as member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council in 1967–72. In 1972, he was elected on the APHLC ticket from constituency, bordering Bangladesh and subsequently made his maiden entry to the first state Assembly.[3]


  1. ^ "DD Pugh laid to rest". The Telegraph. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  2. ^ "DD Pugh: A versatile personality". The Shillong Times. 19 November 2008. Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  3. ^ Staff (18 November 2008). "Former Meghalaya Chief Minister D D Pugh dies". Oneindia.com. Retrieved 8 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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