D. D. Lapang Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

D. D. Lapang

Full NameDr. Donwa Dethwelson Lapang
Famous ForBeing the Chief Minister of Meghalaya 4 times
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 175 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Political Journey• 1972: Contested as Independent Candidate in the Legislative Assembly
• Election from Nongpoh L.A. Constituency and won as MLA.
• 1978: Became Minister of State including Cooperation, Jails, Education and Civil Defence.
• 1979: Became Cabinet Minister including Health and Family Welfare, Labour, Information & Public Relations.
• 1988: Deputy Minister of Home.
• 1992-1993: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 1993-1995: Chairman State Planning Board
• 1995-1997: Chairman, Commission on Resources Mobilization
• 1998-2003: Served as Deputy Chief Minister
• 2003-2006: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 2007-2008: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
• 2009-2010: Chief Minister of Meghalaya
Personal Life
Date of Birth10th April, 1934
Age (as in 2018)84 Years
BirthplaceNongjri village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya , India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownNongjri village, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya , India
SchoolShillong Government High School
College/UniversitySt. Anthony's College, Shillong
Educational QualificationBachelors in Arts (B.A)
ReligionNot Known
AddressPahamsohthri, P.O & P.S Nongpoh Ri. Bhori Dist Meghalaya
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1958
Wife/SpouseAmethyst Lynda Jomes Blah (Journalist)
D. D. Lapang with his wife Amethyst Lapang
ChildrenSon- 1 (Name Not Known)
Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known)
ParentsFather- Donwa War (Tailor)
Mother- Name Not Known (Tea Seller)
SiblingsNot Known
Style Quotient
Car CollectionFord Endeavour, Fortuner, Scorpio,Cheverol Optra
Assets/PropertiesDeposits in Banks: 75 Lakh
Jewellery: 3 Lakh
Agricultural Land: 3 Lakh
Non Agricultural Land: 60 Lakh
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹2 Crore

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Some Lesser Known Facts About D. D. Lapang

  • Does D. D. Lapang smoke ?: Not Known
  • Does D. D. Lapang drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His father died when he was just 5 years old.
  • After his father’s death, he used to help his mother to sell tea in the market of Nongpoh, the constituency from which he was later elected as MLA.
  • His life took a turn when he met Rev. S Mallai, a priest who requested his mother to allow him to take the little boy to a nearby village, Umroi to educate him.
  • He also worked as a road labourer.
  • He did many jobs before becoming a politician. He served as a school teacher for 5 years. He also worked for Assam Civil Secretariat then promoted to Lower Division Assistant as a typist. He also worked as a Sub-Inspector of schools for 10 years.
  • He then joined politics in 1972 contesting in Legislative Assembly Election from Nongpoh L.A. Constituency and even won as MLA.
  • He then served as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya four times.
  • In September 2018, he resigned from the Congress Party and alleged that Indian National Congress don’t treat senior party members nicely.