Brajlal Biyani

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Brijlal Biyani
Brajlal Biyani 2002 stamp of India.jpg
Personal details
Born1886
Died1968, age 82
NationalityIndian
ChildrenKamal Kishore Biyani
Alma materMorris College, Nagpur

Brijlal Biyani (1896–1968) was an Indian independence activist and writer. He grew up in the Akola district of Maharashtra and studied at the Morris College in Nagpur. Biyani joined the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920. His participation in the Dahihanda Salt Satyagraha, Jungle Satyagraha and the struggle against Nizam led to him being sentenced to jail four times.

He was a first elected as M. L. C., as the member of Third Legislative Council of Central Provinces and Berar during 1927–1930.[1]

Post-Independence, Biyani served as the Finance Minister of then Madhya Pradesh State and later represented Akola constituency.[2]

He was later elected to Legislative Assembly of Bombay State in 1957 elections from Mangrulpir and was MLA in first assembly of Maharshtra State.[3]

He was married at a very young age to Savitri. His daughter Sarla Birla was married to Basant Kumar Birla, son of Indian businessman Ghanshyam Das Birla in April 1941.[4]

The Brijlal Biyani Science College at Amravati is named after him. The Government of India issued a postage stamp in his honor in 2002.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pateriya, Raghaw Raman (1991). Provincial legislatures and the national movement: a study in interaction in ... New Delhi: Northern Book Centre. p. 228. ISBN 81-85119-58-9.
  2. ^ "State Election of India 1951" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 11. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ "State Election of India 1957" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 33. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Story of India's prominent family".
  5. ^ Brijlal Biyani and Indian Post