Nityanand Swami, 1st Uttarakhand CM, dies

The first CM of Uttarakhand, Nityanand Swami, died Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 85.

Swami had headed the interim government after the creation of Uttarakhand in 2000. He took oath as chief minister on November 9, 2000 and remained in the post till October 29, 2001.

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