Short Biography of Ram Manohar Lohia with Short Notes (200 Words)


Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia was born on 23 March 1910 in a village namely Akbarpur in the District of Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His parents were Hira Lal and Chanda. His father, Hira Lal, was a nationalist by the spirit and a teacher by profession. His mother died when Ram Manohar was very young. He was an activist for the Indian independence movement and a socialist political leader.


Ram Manohar Lohia got admission into the Banaras Hindu University to complete his intermediate coursework after standing first in his school's metric examinations. Lohia passed his B.A. from Calcutta University in 1929. He made up his mind to attend Berlin University, Germany over all famous educational institutes in Britain to convey his dim view of British philosophy. He soon learned German and received financial support based on his outstanding academic performance.

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia was a popular political leader, a great thinker as well as a prominent freedom fighter of India. He started Indian freedom struggle at an early age. He played his first role in the freedom struggle by organizing a small 'hartal' on the death of Lokmanya Tilak. He was so influenced by Gandhiji's spiritual power and radiant self-control that he pledged to follow the Mahatma's footsteps. He met Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1921. Later he became a very close friend of him.

Lohia was affected by socialism and supported lay the foundation of Congress Socialist Party. Congress Socialist Party was established in 1934. During the last phase of British rule in India, he worked with the Congress Radio which was broadcast secretly from various places in Bombay until 1942. In 1963 Lohia elected as the member Parliament for Lok Sabha from the Farrukhabad constituency, Uttar Pradesh from the Samyukta Socialist Paty. He was passed away on 12 October 1967 at the age of 57 at New Delhi, India.