Indian Independence Activist

... Indulal Yagnik Kheda

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More about Indulal Yagnik

Education

B.A.,LL.B, Gujarat College, Ahmedabad; St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Occupation

Independence activist, politician, separatist, writer, editor, film maker

Life story

Yagnik was born at Jhagadia Pol in Nadiad, Kheda, Gujarat.His father Kanaiyalal died at a young age while studying. Yagnik completed his primary and secondary education in Nadiad and after passing the matriculation examination in 1906, he joined the Gujarat College in Ahmedabad. After passing the intermediate examination, he took admission to the St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and passed his B.A. examination from there. In 1912, he passed his L.L.B. examination.

Famous For

leading Mahagujarat Movement .

Achievement

In 1936, he took active initiative in the formation of the All India Kisan Sabha and participated in its first session.[8] In 1939, he founded the Gujarat KisanParishad. he was again imprisoned during 1940–41 for his anti-war campaign. In 1942, he presided over the annual session of the Akhil Hind Kisan Sabha. He started a Gujarati daily Nutan Gujarat in 1943.

Awards

In 1956, Yagnik led Mahagujarat Movement for a separate Gujarat state and became the founder president of the Mahagujarat Janata Parishad. In 1957, he was elected to the 2nd Lok Sabha from Ahmedabad constituency as a Mahagujarat Janata Parishad candidate. After the formation of Gujarat state on 1 May 1960, Mahagujarat Janata Parishad was dissolved.In June 1960 he founded the NutanMaha Gujarat Janata Parishad and re-elected to the 3rd Lok Sabha as its candidate in 1962.