Samajwadi Pandit Ramkishan became ‘Man of the Century’

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  • Pandit Ramkishan, a famous socialist leader, was honoured with the title of “Shatabdi Purush” (Man of the Century) in New Delhi for his contribution to Indian socialism.
  • The honor was bestowed on him during the birth centenary celebrations of Madhu Limaye, a renowned socialist ideologue and parliamentarian.
  • Ramkishan is considered the most senior and iconic figure in Indian socialism and has been recognized as the “Socialist Shatabdi Purush”.
  • The event was attended by senior politicians including former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri, INLD leader Abhay Singh Chautala and JDU leader KC Tyagi.
  • Well-known socialist leader Pandit Ramkishan played an active role in the movements led by other socialist leaders like Jayaprakash Narayan and Lohia.
  • Ramkishan was arrested several times while fighting for the tribals, Dalits and the poor.
  • He was jailed several times during the Emergency. Ramkishan also served as a member of the Lok Sabha once in 1977, and was elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly four times, in 1962, 1967, 1974 and 1990.

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