Ramnandan Mishra

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Pandit Ramnandan Mishra (1905–1989) was an Indian nationalist who fought for India's freedom from British rule.[1]


Ramnandan Mishra was born in Darbhanga in 1905. He was a member of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee from 1927–1934.[1] He participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement and was imprisoned between 1930–31.[1] He was a founding member of the Congress Socialist Party from 1934–47 and then the Socialist Party from 1947–52.[1] He was arrested for anti-war propaganda in 1940.[1] He participated in the Quit India Movement and organized secret revolutionary centres and while visiting Madras, was arrested in Cuttack on 23rd August, 1942.[1] He was lodged in Cuttack jail, then in Behrampur jail.[1] When he tried to escape, he was transferred to Hazaribagh Central Jail in the last week of October, 1942.[1] He escaped from Hazaribagh Central Jail along with Yogendra Shukla, Jayaprakash Narayan and others during Novenmber, 1942.[1]

He was in charge of the revolutionary movement in Punjab where he was rearrested on February 22, 1943 and released only in 1946.[1] He was General Secretary of the Hind Kisan Panchayat, Bihar from 1949–52[1] and became a member of the National Executive of the Socialist Party in 1949.[1]

He left politics for spiritual pursuits in 1952 and became a devotee of Goddess Kali.[1] He died on August 28, 1989.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Srivastava, N.M.P. (2015). Anguish, Protest and Surcharged Nationalism: A Study of the Proscribed Literature in Colonial Bihar (1912-47). Bihar State Archives, Government of Bihar, Patna. ISBN 978-93-81456-36-1.