Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 15 March 2012

A straight question. Mr. K. G. Badlani, an Indian Administrative Service Officer, has a unique distinction to his credit. What am I talking about?
Please send your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. Persons with the correct answer will have their names displayed along with the answer tomorrow.
Answer: Mr. K. G. Badlani has the unique distinction of serving as the Prime Minister of the Free State of Dadra & Nagar Haveli for one day.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli was liberated from Portuguese Rulers by people themselves on 2nd August 1954. They established Free Administration of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Mr. Badlani was sent by the Govt. of India to act as the Administrator. After Goa was liberated, Mr. Badlani was accorded the status of Prime Minister for a day, so that he could sign the instrument of accession with the then Indian Prime Minister Nehru as an equal. On completion of these formalities, the territory was finally merged in to Union of India in the year 1961.

Persons, who provided the correct answer, are -
  1. Sashwoto
  2. Piu
  3. Aniruddha Dev
  4. Suresh N. and
  5. T.S. Brahmapuram
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