Radhey Shyam Kori

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Radhey Shyam Kori
In office
Constituency Ghatampur
Personal details
Born (1939-07-07)7 July 1939
Sujnipur-Chilauli, Kanpur Dehat District, Uttar Pradesh
Died 12 August 2015(2015-08-12) (aged 76)
Political party Samajwadi Party
Spouse(s) Vilasidevi alias Savitri
Children 3 sons (late Rakesh, Ramsh anoop) and 3 daughters (Malti, Kamla, Smita)
Father Ghaseete Lal
Residence Kanpur
As of 21 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Radhey Shyam Kori (7 July 1939 – 12 August 2015) was an Indian politician who was MP for Ghatampur in Uttar Pradesh from 2004 to 2009.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Kori was born in a small village Chilauli (Sujneepur), tehsil Derapur district, Kanpur (at present Kanpur Dehat district), in a kori (koli) family which is enlisted in the Scheduled caste list in Uttar Pradesh. His father`s name was Ghaseete Lal. He passed high school from R P S Inter College Rura, Kanpur. After leaving school, he became a follower (personal assistant) of famous freedom fighter Shambhu Dayal Chaturvedi of village Badagaon Bhikkhi tehsil Derapur, district Kanpur. He stayed with Shambhu Dayal Chaturvedi as a family member till Chaturvedi's death. Shambhu Dayal Chaturvedi was a political guru to Radhey Shyam Kori.


In Congress[edit]

His first step was from village politics. He officiated as Pradhn of Badagaon Bhikkhi of tehsil Derapur for about 20 years and also officiated as Block Pramukh of Derapur district, Kanpur. Shambhu Dayal Chaturvedi was a very active worker and leader of the Indian National Congress (INC), so Kori also joined the Indian National Congress with the help of Chaturvedi. After some time he became General Secretary of the INC party of Kanpur district.

In Bahujan Samajwadi Party[edit]

After a long period he joined the Bahujan Samajwadi Party in 1996 and became Member of Legislative Assembly from Bhognipur (sc) Constituency in 1996[4] and became the winner from this constituency.

In Samajwadi Party[edit]

In 2004 he joined Samajwadi Party and fought election to Parliament as the MP from Ghatampur Constituency (sc) and became the winner from this seat.[5] He defeated to Pyare Lal Sankhwar of BSP.