Ten unknown facts about Ram Manohar Lohia
- Ram Manohar Lohia was born in the village of Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh on 23 March, 1910.
- Son of Hira Lal and Chanda, Lohia attended Banaras Hindu University before earning a bachelor’s degree (1929) from the University of Calcutta and a doctorate (1932) from the University of Berlin, where he studied economics and politics.
- In 1921, he met Jawaharlal Nehru, with whom he developed a deep bond over the years.
- At the age of ten, he participated in the Satyagraha march and proved both, his loyalty to Mahatma Gandhi and his metal as a significant freedom fighter in the time to come.
- At the age of 18, in the year 1928, young Lohia organized a student protest to object the all-white Simon Commission.
- During and after India’s transition to independence in 1947, Lohia continued to play an active role in its politics.
- He became a member of the Praja Socialist Party upon its formation in 1952 and served as general secretary for a brief period, but internecine conflicts led to his resignation in 1955.
- In 1963 Lohia was elected to the Lok Sabha (the lower house of parliament), where he was noted for his sharp criticism of government policies.
- Lohia shocked everyone by asking India to produce a bomb shortly after the Chinese aggression.
- Lohia passed away on 12 October 1967 at the age of 57 in New Delhi.
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