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Jagdish Tytler

May 24, 2004 12:32 PM IST

A member of Sanjay Gandhi brigade, Jagdish Tytler stages a splendid comeback by finding a berth in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet.

A member of Sanjay Gandhi brigade, Jagdish Tytler stages a splendid comeback by finding a berth in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet.

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The veteran 66-year-old Congress leader of Delhi puts behind him the accusations of involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in which he was absolved by a court here recently, and returns to Cabinet after eight years.

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Born on December one, 1942, at Dajal in Dera Ghaji Khan in Pakistan, Tytler began his career as a Commerce professor before shifting to Delhi politics and became a close confidante of Sanjay Gandhi.

Tytler has handled several ministries such as Civil Aviation, Surface Transport, Coal, Food Processing and Labour.

During his period as Union Minister under the Congress government of P V Narasimha Rao, there were allegations of corruption levelled against him in the Mumbai Port Trust case, but a lot of water has flown under the bridge since then.

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