Govind Ballabh Pant

About Govind Ballabh Pant

Who is it?: Freedom Fighter
Birth Day: September 10, 1887
Birth Place: Almora, Indian
Died On: 7 March 1961(1961-03-07) (aged 73)\nNew Delhi, India
Birth Sign: Libra
Prime Minister: Jawaharlal Nehru
Preceded by: Vacant
Succeeded by: Position abolished
Governor: Homi Mody Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Political party: Indian National Congress
Children: K. C. Pant, Lakshmi and Pushpa
Residence: No. 6, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi
Alma mater: Allahabad University
Profession: Lawyer Independence Activist

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Govind Ballabh Pant was bornon September 10, 1887 in Almora, Indian, is Freedom Fighter. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was a renowned Indian freedom fighter and one of the makers of modern India. He served as the Union Home Minister in Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet and tackled the critical issues plaguing the newly independent nation with great elan. Govind Ballabh Pant began his career as a lawyer. His patriotic feelings were ignited after listening to a speech by Gopal Krishna Gokhale. Alongside other notable statesmen like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, he was an important figure in the struggle for India's Independence. He actively took part in the Non-cooperation movement, the Civil Disobedience movement and the Satyagraha movement and as a result was imprisoned several times. After India’s independence, he became the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He made his mark by abolishing the zamindari system and stablising the economic condition of the state. After his nearly five year long stint as the chief minister, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru inducted him in his cabinet as Union Home Minister. As Home Minister, he played a key role in the re-organisation of States along linguistic lines and in establishing Hindi as the official language of India. An effectual public speaker, he could influence his audience by his impressive diction and force of argument. For his services towards the nation, he was honored with the India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
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1887

Govind Ballabh Pant was born on 10 September 1887 in Khoont village on the slopes of Shyahi Devi hill near Almora, in a Brahmin family having their roots in Maharashtra. His mother's name was Govindi Bai. His father Manorath Pant was a government official who was constantly on the move, and hence Govind was brought up by his maternal grandfather, Badri Dutt Joshi, an important government official locally, who played a significant part in moulding his personality and political views.

1914

Pant studied at Allahabad University and subsequently worked as a Lawyer in Kashipur. Here, he began active work against the British Raj in 1914, when he helped a local parishad, or village council, in their successful challenge of coolie begar, a law requiring locals to provide free transportation of the luggage of travelling British officials. In 1921, he entered politics and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.

1920

Known as an extremely capable Lawyer, Pant was appointed by the Congress party to initially represent Ramprasad Bismill, Ashfaqulla Khan and other Revolutionaries involved in the Kakori case in the mid 1920s. In 1930, he was arrested and imprisoned for several weeks for organising a Salt March inspired by Gandhi's earlier actions. In 1933, he was arrested along with Harsh Dev Bahuguna (Gandhi of Choukot) and imprisoned for seven months for attending a session of the then-banned provincial Congress. In 1935, the ban was rescinded, and Pant joined the new Legislative Council. During the Second World War, Pant acted as the tiebreaker between Gandhi's faction, which advocated supporting the British Crown in their war effort, and Subhas Chandra Bose's faction, which advocated taking advantage of the situation to expel the British Raj by all means necessary. In 1934, the Congress ended its boycott of the legislatures and put up candidates, and Pant was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly. His political skills won the admiration of the Leaders of the Congress, and he became deputy leader of the Congress party in the Assembly.

1922

Mourning him, Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India was quoted as saying,“I had known Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant since 1922 and in this long period of association it had been my privilege to receive from him not only consideration but also affection. This is no time to assess his labour and his achievements. The grief is too intense for words. I can only pray for peace to his soul and strength to those who loved and admired him”.

1937

Pant took over as the Chief Minister of the United Provinces from 1937 to 1939.

1940

In 1940, Pant was arrested and imprisoned for helping organise the Satyagraha movement. In 1942 he was arrested again, this time for signing the Quit India resolution, and spent three years in Ahmednagar Fort along with other members of the Congress working committee until March 1945, at which point Jawaharlal Nehru pleaded successfully for Pant's release, on grounds of failing health.

1945

In 1945, the British Labour government ordered new elections to the Provincial legislatures. The Congress won a majority in the 1946 elections in the United Provinces and Pant was again the Premier, continuing even after India's independence in 1947.

1955

Pant served as Union Home Minister from 1955–1961. Pant was appointed Minister of Home Affairs in the Union Cabinet on 10 January 1955 in New Delhi by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. As Home Minister, his chief achievement was the re-organisation of States along linguistic lines. He was also responsible for the establishment of Hindi as an official language of the central government and a few states.

1957

During his tenure as the Home Minister, Pant was awarded the Bharat Ratna. on 26 January 1957 for his selfless Service as an Independent Activist, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Home Minister.

1961

In 1960, he suffered a heart attack. He was treated by top doctors in India, including his friend Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. His health started deteriorating and he died on 7 March 1961 at the age of 74, from a cerebral stroke. At that time he was still in office as the Home Minister of India.