Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) social reformer

Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) social reformer

Jayaprakash Narayan (1902-1979) social reformer

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The person who was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award as well as Bharat Ratna and was an activist, theorist, and politician. He was born on 11 October 1902 in Bengal Presidency, British India and passed away on 8 October 1979 in Patna, Bihar. He was famous with the name of Lok Nayak. He has acknowledged for his social work as well as his contribution to the social upliftment of the society. In his honor the famous hospital of Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital was named after him. Jayaprakash Narayan

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He was born in a village and his house was located on the banks of River Ganga as soon as the water level rises it would damage the house as well. He was a freedom fighter and got married to the daughter of a freedom fighter. As he was in Patna for the work his wife couldn't be along with him. Gandhiji invited her to his ashram and she was there.  
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He chooses abroad for his higher education and wife was at the Gandhiji's ashram in Sabarmati. To fund his education in California he had to do work of labor class and since then he realized how hard is their job. He returned to India as a Marxist and joined Indian National Congress. The main highlight on him was marked during Quit India Moment. Jayaprakash Narayan

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He was the voice of Bihar Movement and stood up against the condition of independent India which was not at all acceptable due to hunger, poverty, lack of education and awareness among the masses. Even during the emergency called out by Indira Gandhi he stood against her and called for " TOTAL REVOLUTION". She was declared guilty by Allahabad High Court as well. Janta party evolved only after his efforts, the first non-congress party in India. During his struggle, he also faced kidney failure and was on dialysis for rest of his life. His wife passed away due to cancer. There is the film by Prakash Jha named Loknayak on this man and it is a fascinating journey of a man who felt the problem of the public. 

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