New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, on the day of his martyrdom. The country is celebrating the 69th martyrdom anniversary of Mukherjee who died on June 23, 1953.
“Remembering Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee on his Punya Tithi. Every Indian is indebted to him for his unparalleled efforts towards furthering India’s unity. He worked hard for India’s progress and dreamt of a strong and prosperous nation. We are committed to fulfilling his dreams.” The PM tweeted.
He was the national leader who fought as part of the pre-independence congress movements. He left the party in 1951 due to some unrest with Jawaharlal Nehru on India’s integrity.
Mukherjee was born in Kolkata on July 1, 1901. He had participated in several independence movements and was an active member of The Hindu Mahasabha from 1943 – 1946. From 1941 – 42 he was the finance minister of the Bengal province. He also held the position of the Minister of Finance and Industry until 1950, in the first cabinet after Indian independence.