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.