A farmer-turned-policeman-turned-politician, Pawan Chamling has set a record of sorts by becoming the longest serving chief minister in India’s history. The victorious innings began in 1994 when Chamling was elected as the chief minister of Sikkim. For the next consecutive years, he continued his winning streak by serving as the CM of Sikkim in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.
It’s his development model for Sikkim that made him a favorite with the masses. “The state’s agriculture became 100 per cent organic in 2015. Sikkim has emerged as a major producer of cardamoms and the second largest producer of spices in the world,” Professor Ajay Chhibber, former assistant secretary general for the Asia-Pacific, UN told India Today.