FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Feb 20: Hailing from a border village in remote Anjaw district of Aruchal Pradesh bordering Chi, Kalikho Pul trekked a long way in his political career to became the eighth chief minister of the state.
Representing Hayuliang assembly constituency, Pul has the distinction of being the longest serving Fince Minister of the state under various chief ministers including Gegong Apang, Mukut Mithi and Late Dorjee Khandu.
Born in July 20, 1969 to Tailum Pul (Father) and Koranlu Pul (Mother) at Walla Village under Hawai circle of Anjaw district, Kalikho did his graduation in humanities from Indira Gandhi Government College at Tezu in Lohit district. With spouse Dangwimsai Pul, Kalikho is the proud father of five sons.
His political innings started in the year 1995 when he was elected as MLA from Hayuliang constituency and became the minister of state for Fince in the Mukut Mithi government.
There was no looking back for Kalikho as he won from the constituency consecutively for five terms and served minister of state for Power, Fince, Land Magement besides as cabinet minister for Health and Fince and Planning, RWD, Taxation, Fisheries and Law & Justice and Women and Child Development, Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs.
Devoted and dedicated in social work in the remote areas of the state, Kalikho worked tirelessly for the upliftment of poor, widows, orphans, sick and needy people of region and had paid proper attention to all those needy people during tural calamities, accidents, epidemics and social crisis with good magement skill.
He was also the executive member of Aruchal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) for 13 years and Pradesh Election Committee Member for 7 years.
Travelled extensively through the length and breadth of India and abroad - mely England. Brazil, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia countries.
Kalikho is interested in social works, reading, travelling and sports including chess and badminton.
He has also special interest in social service, community service, attending poor and destitute persons.