Chaudhary Devi Lal former Deputy PM of India

Chaudhary Devi Lal Sihag was an Indian politician, freedom fighter, Chief Minister of the state of Haryana and Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was born in a Jat Hindu family of Sihag clan on 25 September 1914 in Teja Khera village of Sirsa district in Haryana, India. His mother's name was Shugna Devi and father's name was Ch. Lekh Ram Sihag.Ch. Lekh Ram was a wealthy Jat landlord of Chautala village and he owned 2750 bighas of land. Ch. Devi Lal, whose original name was Devi Dayal, received education up to middle and also trained as a wrestler at an 'Akhara' in Badal village (Punjab). On Mahatma Gandhi's call, both he and his elder brother Ch Sahib Ram, left their studies unfinished to take part in the freedom movement. His son Om Prakash Chautala is also a former Chief Minister of the state of Haryana . He belongs to the Jat clan of Bagris.
Chaudhari Devi Lal is credited for having taken several decisions in the interest of the farming community and the rural people, among whom he is popularly known as 'Tau' (Elder Uncle). He died on April 6, 2001 at the age of 86. He was cremated at "Kisan Ghat" on the banks of the river Yamuna. "Kisan Ghat" is the samadhi of another popular leader of the farmers, Choudhary Charan Singh, former Prime Minister of India.T

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