Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 222
Other Profession(s): Activist
Famous For: Indian independence activist
Higher Education: Higher education in the United States
Jayaprakash Narayan was born on the 11th of October, 1902. Politically, he was known as a politician. A leader of the movement that overthrew the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Narayan was affiliated with several parties throughout his career, including the Indian National Congress Party, Congress Socialist Party, and Janata Party.
In 1929: Jayaprakash Narayan returned to India. As a result of Jawaharlal Nehru's admiration for his ideals, he accepted his invitation to join the Indian National Congress.
In 1932: He became very involved in the burgeoning Indian independence movement. His participation in civil disobedience against British rule led to his arrest and imprisonment in 1932
In 1939: For his opposition to Indian participation in World War II on the British side, he was imprisoned again by the British in 1939.
In 1942: A Quit India Movement was launched by Mahatma Gandhi. The underground movement for freedom was intended to be started at this time by Narayan along with Suraj Narayan Singh, Gulab Chand Gupta, and Ramnandan Mishra.
Awards & Achievements:
In 1965: Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service.
In 1999: Bharat Ratna
The marriage of Jayaprakash Narayan and Prabhavati Devi took place in 1920. He married his wife when she was just 14 years old, and she went on to become a prominent freedom fighter and Gandhian. When Narayan went to the U.S. for his higher education, Prabhavati moved to Gandhi's ashram.
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