Syama Prasad Mukherjee Death Anniversary: Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He was also the first Minister of Industry and Supply of independent India. He was initially a part of the Indian National Congress. Between 1977 and 1979, he co-founded the Janata Party which later became the Bharatiya Janata Party. He died on June 23, 1953. He was 51 years old.
- Shyama Prasad Mookerjee completed his early education at Mitra Sansthan in Bhawanipore, Kolkata. After finishing school, he joined Presidency College, now University. An ace politician was also the 17th rank holder in the Inter-Arts Examination in 1916.
- In 1924, he enrolled as an advocate in the Calcutta High Court and in 1934, at the age of 33, Mukherjee became the youngest Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta. During his tenure, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore addressed the university’s convocation in Bengali. This happened for the first time.
- In 1951, Mukherjee founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He formed this association in consultation with MS Golwalkar of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
- Mukherjee was against the Quit India Movement. To stop this, he wrote several letters to the British governor. He did so during his tenure as the President of the All India Hindu Mahasabha. Mukherjee and other members of the Mahasabha thought that the Quit India Movement would destroy the integrity of the society.
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