Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna (25 April 1919 – 17 March 1989) was a Congress Party leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh ; he later joined Bharatiya Lok Dal and worked with Charan Singh.
He was born on 25 April 1919 in Bughani, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. The family later moved to Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Honored with “Proud Past Alumni” of Allahabad University.
Little is known about his first marriage. His first wife always lived in his native village Bughani as a simple village woman.
His 2nd wife, Kamla Bahuguna, lived with him in Allahabad and was mother of their 3 children:
Their first son Vijay Bahuguna was the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand. He was a former judge of Allahabad and Bombay High Court
Second son Shekhar Bahuguna.
Daughter Rita Bahuguna Joshi is also in politics and was UP Congress Chief.
He contested against the congress candidate, Amitabh Bachchan, in 1984 Parliamentary elections from Allahabad constituency. Bachhan won the election by approximately 1,87,000 votes. Later his wife Kamla Bahuguna also stood up for by-elections from Allahabad.
Bahuguna fell ill in 1988 and flew to the United States for coronary bypass surgery. The surgery was unsuccessful and he died 17 March 1989 in a Cleveland Hospital.
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University is Uttarakhand’s largest university, in Garhwal, is named after him.