Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay
|Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay|
Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay
|Member of Parliament|
1951-1957 & 1957-1962
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Ajit Pratap Singh|
|Born||3 August 1898
Lakshmanpur, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
|Died||26 June 1983
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||Kranti Kumar Upadhyay, Geeta Upadhyay & Meera Upadhyay|
|As of 13 August, 2012|
Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay (3 August 1898 – 26 June 1983) was an Indian politician and statesman, a leader in the Indian independence movement, the Educationist and Member of Parliament from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh belongs to the Indian National Congress.
Born on 3 August 1898, in Lakshmanpur Village, Lalganj Tehsil of Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh to Gazadhar Prasad Upadhyay. He was an exceptionally bright student and learner. He matriculated from Somvanshi Higher Secondary School (PB Inter College), Pratapgarh and did his post-graduation at Kayastha Pathshala, Allahabad, and law education from Allahabad University. Soon he started working with the mayor's office in Allahabad. He married Annapoorna Upadhyay in 1933.
He was a member of the Constituent Assembly of India and was also the only one from Pratapgarh who has signed the draft of the Indian Constitution. Post-independence, he became the first candidate from Pratapgarh to become the Member of Parliament twice, once in 1951, the First Lok Sabha Elections and then in 1957, the Second Lok Sabha Elections.
He was secretary of Congress Parliamentary Board and chairman of Railway Reforms Committee. He also held the position of Revenue Minister in Uttar Pradesh Cabinet during Mr. C.B. Gupta's Chief Ministership for a short period between 1969 and 1970.
- Kisan Sangathan
- Zamindari Pratha
He died on 26 June 1983 in Pratapgarh and was survived by a son and two daughters.
Books & memoirs
- Ek aur Kaljyeyi
- Belha ke laal by Dr. Dayaram Ratna Maurya
- "मुनीश्वरदत्त, दिनेश सिंह के ही सिर बंधा लगातार जीत का सेहरा". Amar Ujala (in Hindi).
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- "कांग्रेस के लिए उपजाऊ बन गई बेल्हा की सियासी धरती". Udand Martand (in Hindi).
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- Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay's profile on Lok Sabha
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- Angela S. Burger. Opposition in a Dominant Party System: A study of the Jan Sangh, the Praja Socialist Party and the Socialist Party in Uttar Pradesh, India. University of California Press, 1969. ISBN 052-001-4286
- Sadhna Sharma. States Politics in India Mittal Publications, 1995. ISBN 8170996198, 9788170996194