Mahabir Prasad Asthana

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Mahabir Prasad Asthana (1903 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India[1] – 1976) was a freedom fighter and Congress Party leader.


Born at Lucknow,he received his education in Lucknow, he was a great man in all aspects of life. He was a brilliant scholar. His enormous sacrifices for the country can be compared with any great leader or freedom fighter of the Nation. He was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi He was several times sent to jail during the freedom struggle.He was jailed for 6 months during the 'Lagan Bandi Aandolan' in 1932 .

He was- The Chairman of the Congress Mandal Committee in U.P. The Chairman of the recognition Committee of High School & Intermediate Board U.P. The founder of Mahatma Gandhi Inter College Safipur Unnao.


  1. ^ Zaidi, A. Moin, and Shaheda Gufran Zaidi. The Encyclopaedia of Indian National Congress. Volume Seven, 1916-1920, Emergence of Gandhi. New Delhi: S. Chand, 1979 p. 126 (according to Google Books)