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Ex-Bengal Governor Dias dies

Former West Bengal Governor A.L. Dias died on Sunday. He was 92. A former bureaucrat, Dias studied at St Vincent’s, Pune, and went on ...

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
September 24, 2002

Former West Bengal Governor A.L. Dias died on Sunday. He was 92. A former bureaucrat, Dias studied at St Vincent’s, Pune, and went on to graduate in Economics from Ferguson College.

He distinguished himself at the London School of Economics too winning the London Cobden Club Gold Medal for Economics and the Hugh Lewis Prize and later joined the ICS.

He began his career in Bombay state as a collector and went on to become Director of Land Records, Settlement Commissioner, and secretaries of Food and Civil Supplies, Education, and Agriculture.

He was Maharashtra Home Secretary till 1960. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1970 for management of the 1966 Bihar drought. He took pride in setting up Modern Bakeries in 1969.

Next year he was appointed Lt. Governor of Tripura. In 1971, he dealt with refugee influx from East Pakistan as West Bengal Governor. As Chancellor, he took keen interest in education. This took him to International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, as member of the board of governors from 1970-74. He was also NBT chairman.

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