Jai Narayan Vyas

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Jaynarayan Vyas
जयनारायण व्यास
3rd Chief Minister of Rajasthan
In office
April 26, 1951 – March 3, 1952
Preceded by C S Venkatachari
Succeeded by Tika Ram Paliwal
In office
November 1, 1952 – November 12, 1954
Preceded by Tika Ram Paliwal
Succeeded by Mohan Lal Sukhadia
Personal details
Born February 18, 1899
Jodhpur, Jodhpur State, India
Died March 14, 1963
New Delhi
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Gaurajadevi Vyas
Children 1 son and 3 daughters
Religion Hindu

Jaynarayan Vyas (1899–1963) was a chief minister of the Indian state of Rajasthan. He hailed from Jodhpur city and was a leader of Indian National Congress party.

Early life[edit]

He was born on February 18, 1899 in a Brahmin family[1] to Pandit Sewaramji Vyas and Shrimati Gopi Devi in Jodhpur. He has studied till Matriculation. He died on 14 March 1963.

Political career[edit]


Jaynarayan Vyas and other Jodhpuri political activists formed the "Marwar Hitkarni Sabha" (Marwar Improvement Society) in the early 1920s in Jodhpur State, aimed at freeing the state from the rule of "aliens": a chief minister and other non-Jodhpuri officials both Indian and English. Its motto was "Marwar [Jodhpur] for the Marwaris" and its design to protect local interests from the effects of administrative reform.63 The maharaja gave the Sabha his blessing, while Vyas saw his role in it as his first contribution to the freedom movement. The organization was banned in 1924.

Later he formed the Jodhpur Praja Mandal(1934)with Bhanwarlal Sarraf,the Youth League, and the Marwar Lok Parishad(1938) with inspiration of Subhashchander Bose. He guided his movements from Ajmer, whenever he had trouble in his home state of Jodhpur.[2]


On March 3, 1948 he became the Prime Minister of Jodhpur State. He relinquished his office on April 7, 1949. He was chief minister of the state of Rajasthan twice, first time from 26 April 1951 to 3 March 1952 and a second time from 1 November 1952 to 12 November 1954.

He lost in first election if Rajasthan legislative assembly in 1952. So Tika Ram Paliwal has been made the chief minister of Rajasthan. Later he won the by-election for Kishangarh and again took over the post on 1 November 1952.[3]

He was also the member of Rajya Sabha form 20 April 1957 to 2 April 1960 and 3 April 1960 to 14 March 1963.


The Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur, his home town, is named after him.


  1. ^ http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/19970811/22350503.html
  2. ^ Rajputana Under British Paramountcy
  3. ^ Sadhna Sharma. "Rajasthan". States Politics in India. Mittal Publications, New Delhi. 

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Preceded by
C S Venkatachari
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Succeeded by
Tika Ram Paliwal
Preceded by
Tika Ram Paliwal
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Succeeded by
Mohan Lal Sukhadia