Kamalapati Tripathi

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Kamlapati Tripathi(path) (September 3, 1905[1] – 1990), the writer, journalist, editor and freedom fighter was a senior Indian National Congress leader from Varanasi constituency. He served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as well as the Union Minister for Railways.

Early days[edit]

His father's name was Pandit Narayan Pati Tripathi.[2] Originally he belonged to a Royal Family of Trivedis at a village Majhegawan Sewak,Unnao since last 150 years his ancestors ruled over 78 villages in and around Unnao alongwith a kingdom of 344 Sq Km at Noahkhali -Silhat Riyasat which was the most rich kingdom after the Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daulah named then Trivedi Estate in Eastern Bengal (which was later lost during the Hindu-muslim riots near 1948) .Later on due to property dispute his father shifted to Banaras as suggested to Panditji by his own relatives. He started his career as a journalist working for the daily Hindi newspaper Aaj and later Sansaar. He was also the editor of the two tabloids. He was married at the age of 19 and had 5 children.

Political career[edit]

Indian independence movement[edit]

During 1921, Kamalapati Tripathi participated in Non-cooperation Movement. He was also an active participant in the Civil Disobedience Movement, for which he was jailed. In 1942 he was on his way to Mumbai to participate in the Quit India Movement when he was arrested and jailed for 3 years.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh[edit]

He remained Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 4 April 1971 until 12 June 1973. His resignation was a result of the 1973 Provincial Armed Constabulary revolt.

Union Minister for Railways[edit]

He was Union Minister for Railways for two times first from 1975 to 1977 and then briefly in 1980. He presented Railway Budget of India four times: 1975-76, 1976–77, 1980-81 (interim) and 1980-81 (final).[3] Following trains were introduced during his tenure:[4]

An 8-kilometer long new Railway line between Telapur-Patanchera was opened during his tenure.[5]

The Diesel Loco Shed in Pune was started in his tenure.

As an author[edit]

He authored following works: Bandi Ki Chetna, 1946

  • Bapu aur Bharat,[6][7]
    • Barcode  : 1990010092576
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : Hindi
    • Edition  : Hardcover (386 pages)
    • Publisher : (1945)
  • Bapu aur manawata,[6][8]
    • Barcode  : 1990010092577
    • Country  : India
    • Language  : Hindi
    • Edition  : Hardcover (413 pages)
    • Publisher : (1945)
  • Freedom movement and afterwards


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Shahid Smark". Varanasi.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ "[IRFCA] Railway Ministers". Irfca.org. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  4. ^ "[IRFCA] Trains introduced by railway ministers". Irfca.org. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ a b http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/advsearch_db.cgi?listStart=12925&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&language1=Any&perPage=25&scentre=Any&subject1=Any&title1=t http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/advsearch_db.cgi
  7. ^ http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/metainfo.cgi?&title1=Bapu%20aur%20bharat&author1=KAMALAPATI%20TRIPATHI&subject1=LITERATURE&year=1945%20&language1=hindi&pages=386&barcode=1990010092576&author2=&identifier1=&publisher1=SARASWATI%20MANDIR%20VANARAS&contributor1=&vendor1=NONE&scanningcentre1=iiit,%20allahabad&slocation1=NONE&sourcelib1=RAM%20KRISHNA%20MISHAN&scannerno1=&digitalrepublisher1=Digital%20Library%20of%20India&digitalpublicationdate1=2005-12-30&numberedpages1=&unnumberedpages1=&rights1=OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT&copyrightowner1=&copyrightexpirydate1=&format1=TIFF%20&url=/rawdataupload/upload/0092/576 http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/metainfo.cgi
  8. ^ http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/metainfo.cgi?&title1=Bapu%20aur%20manawata&author1=KAMALAPATI%20TRIPATHI&subject1=LITERATURE&year=1945%20&language1=hindi&pages=413&barcode=1990010092577&author2=&identifier1=&publisher1=SARASWATI%20MANDIR%20VANARAS&contributor1=&vendor1=NONE&scanningcentre1=iiit,%20allahabad&slocation1=NONE&sourcelib1=RAM%20KRISHNA%20MISHAN&scannerno1=&digitalrepublisher1=Digital%20Library%20of%20India&digitalpublicationdate1=2005-12-30&numberedpages1=&unnumberedpages1=&rights1=OUT_OF_COPYRIGHT&copyrightowner1=&copyrightexpirydate1=&format1=TIFF%20&url=/rawdataupload/upload/0092/577 http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/cgi-bin/metainfo.cgi

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tribhuvana Narayana Singh
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
4 April 1971 – 12 June 1973
Succeeded by
President's Rule
Administered by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Akbar Ali Khan
title/post subsequently held by-
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna
Preceded by
Lalit Narayan Mishra
Union Minister for Railways
1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Madhu Dandavate
Preceded by
Madhu Dandavate
Union Minister for Railways
Succeeded by
Kedar Pandey