Since 1956 till today the important people who matter in the Kutch history are late Premjibhai Bhavanji Thakkar, late Smt. Trilochanaben Ushakant Dholakia, late Zhumakhlal Mehta, Shri Jamiyatrai Gulabshankar Vaidya, Shri Kundanlal Jaswantlal Dholakia, late Gulabshankar Amrutlal Dholakia, late Jadavji Raghavji Morbia, late Premchand Morbia, late Naushir Dastur, Shri Virji Bhimji Dafda, late Dr Mahipatrai Mehta, Shri Mulji Purshottam Thakkar, Shri Bhupendrasinhji Jadeja, Shri Madhavsinhji Mokaji Jadeja, Shri Khimji Nagji Patel, Shri Kanubha Madhubha Jadeja, Smt. Nirmalaben Gajwani, Shri Harilal Nanji Patel, Shri Sureshchandra Roopshankar Mehta, Shri Maheshbhai Harjivan Thakkar, Shri Champaklal Chunilal Shah, Professor Nemji Kenia, Shri Jaykumar Sanghvi, Shri Kharashankar Vithaldas Joshi, Shri Mohanlal Nemchand Shah, Shri Kumudiben Pancholi, Shri Navinbhai Shastri, Shri Babulal Meghji Shah, Shri Khimjibhai Jesang, Shri Meghjibhai Motharia, late Harirambhai Kothari, Shri Valjibhai Danecha, Shri Parbatbhai Sodham, Shri Tarachandbhai Chheda, Shri Mohanlal Nemchand Shah, Shri Pushpdanbhai Gadvi, Shri Mukeshbhai Zaveri and Smt. Neemaben Acharya.
Late Premji Bhavanji, Shri Virji Bhimji Dafda, Shri Sureshchandra Mehta, Shri Harilal Nanji Patel, Shri Meghjibhai Motharia, Navinbhai Shastri, Kundanlal Dholakia, Parbatbhai Sodham and Shri Khimjibhai Jesang were elected to the Vidhan Sabha for more than once. They were elected from different parties such as Congress, Independants, Janta Morcha and B J P.
The Legislative Council and Kutch.
In India’s Council, late Bhavanjibhai Arjan Khimji represented Kutch. Inspite of this an economic professor Shri K T Shah represented Mumbai in the Council. Professor K T Shah before independance helped Jawaharlal Nehru. Late K T Shah of Bhomka in Mandvi and revolutionery late Shyamji Krishnavarma have received recognition not only in India but abroad also. When this temporary council was made into a parliament, late Gulabshankar Amrutlal Dholakia was elected to the Lok Sabha on the recommendation of the Chief Commissioner. Shri Premji Bhavanji Thakkar was elected to the Council of States. In 1952 there were two seats for Kutch in the Lok Sabha. Later on the same was reduced to one and till today it is the same. To represent Kutch in the Rajya Sabha the credit goes to late Lavji Lakhamshi Thakkar, late Dr Mahipatrai Moolshankar Mehta and Shri Kishorbhai Mehta of the Congress. From the independants late Dr Biharilal Naranji Antani and of the B J P Shri Anantbhai Dave.
Before the start of Panchayat Rajya in Kutch, the District Local Board first chief Shri Hirjibhai Kotak was the head. Late shri Kantiprasad Chandrashankar Antani became the first chief of Kutch District Panchayat. After that late Moolshankarbhai Kunvarji Gaur, Shri Jethmalbhai Vishanji Madaiyar, Shri Shivdasbhai Govind Patel, Shri Veljibhai Bijal Humble enjoyed the post. Today Shri Gopalbhai Dhuva is the present chief.
In 1965 Kutch bore the brunt of Pakistani Attack. In 1971 also the borders of Kutch were rocked by the same enemy. The Pakistani demand of Chhadbet resulted in giving away a part of Kutch due to the Hague Court. After all the turmoils and turbulences Kutch today relives as the princess of the 21 st century.