Anthony Lancelot Dias

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Anthony Lancelot Dias

Death: Died
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Son of Erasmo Dias and Herminia Dias
Husband of Joan Dias
Father of Private User; <private> Rao (Dias); <private> Arora (Dias) and <private> Baig (Dias)
Brother of Sylvia DaGama; Florrie Dias and Dr. Aloysious (Aloo) Dias

Occupation: ICS Officer, and Governor of West Bengal
Managed by: Private User
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About Anthony Lancelot Dias

Anthony Lancelot Dias Former governor of West Bengal, A L Dias, died in Mumbai on Sunday. He was 92. The first Goan to become governor of an Indian state, Dias had a distinguished career in the Maharashtra cadre of the ICS. His significant contribution as Union food secretary during the foodgrain crisis in the mid-60s got him the Padma Vibhushan. After retirement, he was appointed Lt-Gov of Tripura (1969-71) and then governor of West Bengal (1971-77). Dias also played a major role in the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule in 1961.

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Anthony Lancelot Dias's Timeline

March 13, 1910
September 22, 2002
Age 92
October 7