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Om Prakash Chautala and Diana Spencer

Team Graphic | Published 25.07.21, 12:32 AM
Om Prakash Chautala, former chief minister of Haryana

Om Prakash Chautala, former chief minister of Haryana

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Om Prakash Chautala, former chief minister of Haryana, passed his Class X examination at age 86.

Eldest and favoured son of former deputy prime minister, Devi Lal, Chautala led a controversy-ridden political life, the high point of which was rampant violence and booth-looting in a by-election he contested from Meham in Haryana in 1990.

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Polio-afflicted since childhood, Chautala was a key figure in the Janata-Lok Dal circles and became chief minister of Haryana four times between 1989 and 2005.

He was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for involvement in a teachers’ recruitment scam on his watch. It was during his time behind bars in Delhi’s Tihar jail that Chautala resumed study and attempted the Class X examination. He went through with second division grades.

Lady Diana

Lady Diana

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Diana Spencer, later Princess of Wales, and mother to Princes William and Harry of the House of Windsor, would have turned 60.

Last updated on 25.07.21, 12:32 AM
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