Ram Manohar Lohia

Ten unknown facts about Ram Manohar Lohia


Ram Manohar Lohia

  1. Ram Manohar Lohia was born in the village of Akbarpur, Uttar Pradesh on 23 March, 1910.
  2. 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.
  3. In 1921, he met Jawaharlal Nehru, with whom he developed a deep bond over the years.
  4. 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.
  5. At the age of 18, in the year 1928, young Lohia organized a student protest to object the all-white Simon Commission.
  6. During and after India’s transition to independence in 1947, Lohia continued to play an active role in its politics.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Lohia shocked everyone by asking India to produce a bomb shortly after the Chinese aggression.
  10. Lohia passed away on 12 October 1967 at the age of 57 in New Delhi.
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