Important Facts about Nanaji Deshmukh

As a social activist, Nanaji Deshmukh laid emphasis on education. He established first Sarswati Shishu Mandir at Gorakhpur in 1950.
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  • Nanaji Deshmukh was born in 1916 in a Marathi family in Maharashtra. As a child, he was inspired by freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
  • Nanaji Deshmukh had been a member of RSS, which is the BJP’s ideological mentor. He had worked as the RSS pracha-rak in Uttar Pradesh.
  • As a social activist, he laid emphasis on education. He established first Sarswati Shishu Mandir at Gorakhpur in 1950.
  • Nanaji Deshmukh also took part in Jai Prakash Narayan movement during the Emergency.
  • Nanaji Deshmukh had won in the 1977 Lok Sabha election from Balrampur.
  • He quit politics in 1980 and resigned as a member of parliament.
  • He was nominated to Rajya Sabha by the government in the year 1999 in recognition of his services to the nation.
  • He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1999. He died in 2010.

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