Kalikho Pul (1969-2016) was an Indian politician and acting Chief Minister of the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh for a brief time
Pul was from Hawai, Anjaw district and to the Kaman Mishmi ethnic group. He contested from the Hayuliang Vidhan Sabha constituency and won the elections in 1995, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 contesting as an Indian National Congress candidate. He was State Finance Minister in the ministry of Chief Minister Gegong Apang from 2003 until 2007.
Pul broke away from Congress Party and became the acting Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on February 19, 2016. His government was supported by Bharatiya Janata Party, until it was dismissed by a court order in July 2016. Congress installed Pema Khandu as CM who was agreeable to Congress dissidents to ensure that they retain power.
Pul died on 9 August 2016 at the age of 47. He allegedly committed suicide by hanging in the Chief Minister’s bungalow at Itanagar which he still occupied while his home was under renovation. Pul had left a diary which police took for examination.