Ranbir Singh Hooda
(26 November 1914 – 1 February 2009) is well known in Haryana
heartland for his role in India's freedom struggle
as a leading member of the Indian National Congress
Born on November 26, 1914, in the house of Matu Ram in Sanghi
village Rohtak district, Hooda studied at Vaish High School, Rohtak, Government College, Rohtak and Ramjas College, Delhi from where he graduated in early thirties. He was imprisoned four times for participating in nationalist movements. Taking a greater interest in education, he founded Subash High School at Kharkhande and primary schools in villages of Munger Bilbilan and Polangi. He also started a weekly called the Hindi Haryana and headed the Haryana Vidya Parcharani Sabha at Rohtak.
He was a minister in the Punjab Government for a number of years.
At the time of his death, he was the president of All India Freedom Fighter Organization. His another notable contribution included the role he played in development of Bakhra Nangal Power Project
as the then Irrigation Minister of joint Punjab
. His son, Ch. Bhupinder Singh Hooda
, is the current Chief Minister of Haryana
and his grandson Shri Deepender Hooda
is the M.P. from Rohtak.
Hooda, a member of the first Constituent Assembly that framed the Indian Constitution died aged 94, on February 1, 2009, after a long illness.
The was lone surviving member of the Constituent Assembly of India,He took active part in the making of the Constitution of the country and drew the... Read More