Lala Hansraj Gupta

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Lala Hansraj Gupta was an Indian educationist, social worker and philanthropist. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan by Government of India for his services to society.

He served as seventh Mayor of Delhi.[1] Lala Hansraj Gupta along with Late Shri L. N. Birla; Shri K. K. Birla and Shri Charat Ram — luminaries of Delhi, were the founder members of Child Education Society in 1944. They joined hands for the noble cause of spreading the light of education. Bal Bharati Public School is one of the private institutions owned by the CES/Child Education Society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860.

He died on 3 July 1985, and was survived by his wife Angira Devi, sons — Deshraj Gupta, Shivraj Gupta, Rajendra Gupta and Mahendra Gupta; and daughters Shashi and Pratibha.

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