Dr. Mukul Sangma

Chief Minister, Meghalaya, India

Dr. Mukul Sangma was born on April 20, 1965 in Chengkompara, Ampati in West Garo Hills District to Binoy Bhushan M Marak and (L) Roshanara M Sangma. On April 20, 2010 he was sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

Dr. Sangma completed his schooling and matriculation in 1982 from Government High School, Ampati, West Garo Hills. He studied Pre-University (Sc) in St. Anthony's College, Shillong (1982-1984). From 1984-1990, he studied and completed MBBS from the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal (RIMS), the erstwhile North Eastern Regional Medical College (NERMC), Imphal.

His foray in politics began at an early age as a student where he was an active member of the Youth Congress. Dr Sangma held different positions in the Governing Body of the Students Council of the Medical College (RIMS), Imphal and contributed substantially in bringing unity and harmony among the outstation students and the local students of the Medical College and had been involved in getting the Medical College exempted from frequent agitational programmes usually sponsored by local NGOs.

From January 1990 to May 1991, he practiced as a Private Medical Practitioner at a Private Clinic in Tura. In May, 1991, he joined and served as Medical & Health Officer at Zikzak PHC, West Garo Hills under the Government of Meghalaya. Then on January 15th, 1993 Dr. Mukul resigned from Government Service to enter into active politics.

On February, 1993 he was elected as an Independent MLA from 58-Ampatigre L.A. Constituency and from February, 1993 till September, 1993, he held the post of Chairman, Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC).

Some of the posts held by him included the post of Parliamentary Secretary, Govt. of Meghalaya from November, 1996 till February, 1998; Cabinet Minister in charge of departments such as Cooperation, Fisheries, Taxation etc., under Govt. of Meghalaya from 3rd August, 1998 till September, 1999;