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Former Arunachal Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin passed away

Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Jarbom Gamlin died on 1 December 2014 following a brief illness at a hospital in Gurgaon.

Dec 1, 2014 15:38 IST
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Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Jarbom Gamlin died on 1 December 2014 following a brief illness at a hospital in Gurgaon. He was 53.

Jarbom Gamlin
• Born on 16 April 1961, Gamlin obtained his law degree from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1984. Later, he practised as a lawyer in Dibrugarh.
• He was president of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) for three years from 1981 to 1984.
• Although Gamlin first joined the People's Party of Arunachal (PPA), later he switched over to Congress and became a member of the Lok Sabha from 1999-2004.
• In 2004, he was elected to the state Assembly and became home minister in the Gegong Apang ministry. In 2009, he became power minister in the Dorjee Khandu government.
• On 5 May 2011, Gamlin became the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh after the death of Dorjee Khandu in a chopper accident.

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