Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna
(April 25, 1919 – March 17, 1989) was a Congress Party
leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
; he later joined Bharatiya Lok Dal and worked with Charan Singh
He was the sixth child of his parents, born on 25 April, 1919 in a small village called Bhugani in the district of Pauri Garhwal
. His father Ravati Nandan Bahuguna was a village Patwari and his mother Dipa a housewife. The Bahuguna family hails from Bughani, Pauri Garhwal but settled in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
He studied in D.A.V. School and Messmore Inter College of Pauri Town. He passed 10th from Pauri and went to Allahabad for higher studies. In 1937, he moved to Allahabad for further studies and was admitted into the Government Intermediate College. There he founded the first "Students Parliament" in the college and was elected its "Prime Minister".
In 1939-40 he was enrolled in B.Sc. at Allahabad University
. The university, besides being known as the Oxford of the east, was also a pivot of the freedom movement. Mahatma Gandhi
by 1940 had already beckoned the youth to join the Non-Cooperation Movement
. In 1941 when the president of the Allahabad University Union was declared an absconder, Bahuguna was elected the dictents movement in Uttar Pradesh. His plunge into the freedom movement was deep. The British declared him a rebel and Bahuguna had to... Read More