Purushottam Das Tandon Short Biography (280 Words) - Family, Books

Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandon was born on August 1, 1882 in Ahiyapur, Allahabad. Tandanji was very quick to write and read from his childhood. After completing the high school examination, he got married. He was a skillful player of cricket and chess. Besides all, he was also profoundly interested in his politics. Tandanji actively took part in the Congress convention organized in Calcutta in 1906. In 1914, he was elected as a legal adviser to the Nabha principality. In 1923, the Congressional session of Congress was organized in Gorakhpur. Tandanji was made its president. Tandanji, in 1950, became the President of 'All India Congress Committee.' He was very self-respecting on the matter of a dispute, he resigned as the president of the All India Congress Committee.

In the year 1930, Tandanji started the 'Central Kisan Sangathan.' He took the organization's work into his own hands. In connection with the Kisan movement, he was imprisoned. On July 29, 1936, all the members of the Legislative Assembly nominated him as the Speaker in one voice. Purushottam Das Tandon was imprisoned during the 'Quit India Movement' on August 18, 1942. He was kept in Bareilly jail But due to failing health, he was released. The prominent saint Devarah Baba gave him the title of 'Rajarshi.' Tandenji worked for a lifetime of Hindi development. He founded Hindi University in Allahabad. He was also the editor of 'Abhyudaya,' a letter to be published from Allahabad.

Tandenji was elected a member of the Lok Sabha from Allahabad area in 1952. On April 27, 1961, he presented the title of 'Bharat Ratna' (the highest civilian honor of India). This great freedom fighter and social reformer, Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandon died on 1 July 1962.