Gokulbhai Bhatt

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Gokulbhai Daulatram Bhatt (born on 19 February 1898 – 6 October 1986) in Hathal (Sirohi) was a freedom fighter and a social worker from Rajasthan state in India. He was a member of Constituent Assembly of India representing Bombay State[1] and chief minister of princely Sirohi state for a brief period.

He along with seven others founded Praja Mandal at Sirohi on 22 January 1939 and was an active independence activist from Sirohi and was detained and put in jail for some time by British. After independence he opposed the division of Sirohi district and handover of Mount Abu to Gujarat. As a result of which Mount Abu remained part of Rajasthan, however, some other parts of district were transferred to Gujarat. He fought for empowerment of backward class

He was awarded Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India in 1971.[2] and the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Constructive Work, in 1982 [3]

He was arrested during the emergency for his vocal protest of emergency. In the jail he started satyagraha with other satygrahis and people like Prefessor Kedar, Ujjwala Arora, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat and others.[4]

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  1. ^ "Constituent Assembly of India - Volume X". Parliament of India website. 14 October 1949. 
  2. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Archive". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation. 
  4. ^ The People Versus Emergency: A Saga of Struggle by Pra. Ga Sahasrabuddhe , Māṇikacandra Vājapeyī published by Suruchi Prakashan, 1991 - India [1]

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