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Manohar Singh Gill (b 1936) is currently the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, and member of the upper house of the Indian Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. Gill was the Deputy Commissioner of Lahaul and Spiti in 1962, a time when, for once, his pleasure became his duty. He spent the last six years of his forty-year-long career in the civil services as the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Gill has had an abiding interest in mountaineering and was the first civilian trainee of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. He has also been president of the Indian Mountaineering foundation, New Delhi, and the Himalayan Club.