Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He was also India’s first Minister of Industry and Supply. He was primarily a portion of the Indian National Congress. Between 1977 and 1979, he co-founded the Janata Party which afterwards became the Bharatiya Janata Party. He expired on June 23, 1953. He was 51.
On his death anniversary, here are some interesting details about the politician:
Syama Prasad Mookerjee finished his earliest education at Mitra Institution in Bhawanipur, Kolkata. After completing school, he took admission to Presidency College, now university. The expert politician was also the 17th rank holder in the Inter-Arts Examination in 1916.
In 1924, he got registered as an advocate in Calcutta High Court, and in 1934, at the age of 33, Mookerjee became the youngest vice-chancellor of Calcutta University. During his administration, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore conveyed the university convention address in Bengali. This was the prime time such a thing had occurred.
In 1951, Mookerjee formed the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. He had developed this sangh after consulting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s MS Golwalkar.
Mookerjee was in opposition to the Quit India Movement. In order to prevent it, he composed several letters to the British governor. He did this during his administration as the president of the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha. Mookerjee and other members of the Mahasabha considered that the Quit India movement would devastate the uprightness of society.