Nanaji Deshmukh

Profession: Activist, Politician


Favourite Leader(s) of Nanaji Deshmukh

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, K. B. Hedgewar

Awards, Honours of Nanaji Deshmukh

Padma Vibhushan (1999)
Dnyaneswar Award (2005)
Naresh Samata Puraskar (2006)
Bharat Ratna (2019, Posthumously)

Information about Nanaji Deshmukh

Did Nanaji Deshmukh drink alcohol?: Not Known  He was honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.  He rose to be the Saha Prant Pracharak of the whole of Uttar Pradesh (which has now become the eighth prant of RSS).  The then RSS chief M. S. Golwalkar sent him to Gorakhpur (U.P) as "pracharak" (full-time functionary).  He studied in Birla college (Now BITS Pilani) ). In the same year, he also joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).  Nanaji Deshmukh was a social activist from India. He worked in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance.  Nanaji was born on 11 October 1916 into a Marathi-speaking Deshastha Brahmin family at Kadoli, which is a small town in the Hingoli district. He worked as a vegetable seller to raise money for his education.  Did Nanaji Deshmukh smoke?: Not Known  He went to high school in Sikar, where the Raoraja of Sikar gave him a scholarship.  Though born in Maharashtra, the fields of his activities were Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.  He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award in 2019 by Government of India. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh and also a member of the Rajya Sabha. 


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