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\u2019s ideological mentor. He had worked as the RSS pracha-rak in Uttar Pradesh.\n\n\n\nAs 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.