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Who Was Dr. Syama Prasad Mukerjee?

Dr. Syama Prasad Mukerjee:

PM Modi has paid tributes to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Punya Tithi.

  • Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1901 – 1953) was an Indian politician
  • In 1934, at the age of 33, he became the youngest Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta; he held the office until 1938.
  • Mukherjee joined the Hindu Mahasabha in Bengal in 1939 and became its acting president that same year.
  • He was also the president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha from 1943 to 1946. He died in the custody of Jammu and Kashmir Police in 1953.
  • In 1946, he was elected as a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in the same year.
  • He served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet.
  • He quit Congress because of differences of opinion with Nehru led government on the issue of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • He founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the predecessor to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 1951.

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