2 Books / Date of Birth:-
18-04-1925 / Date of Death:-
Sanat Mehta was an Indian politician and social activist from Gujarat, India. He was associated with Indian National Congress.
Sanat Mehta was born on Jesar village of Bhavnagar district in Gujarat. His father was a teacher. He studied at Samaldas College, Bhavnagar where he led Bhavnagar Students Union in 1941. He participated in Quit India Movement in 1942 and was jailed. After independence, he was influenced by socialism and joined movements led by Ram Manohar Lohia and Jayprakash Narayan.
In 1958, he entered electoral politics and was elected as Councillor of Vadodara Municipal Corporation. He was later elected to Gujarat Legislative Assembly and served as a cabinet minister of labour from 1972 to 1974. He also served as the cabinet minister of finance from 1980 to 1885. He later served as a chairman of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd in early 1990s. He was instrumental in establishing Alang Ship breaking yard. He was elected to Lok Sabha from Surendranagar constituency in 1996.