Jai Prakash Narayan jayanti

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Jai Prakash Narayan jayanti

  • Popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, he was born on 11 October 1902.
  • He was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist and political leader.
  • He is also known as the ""Hero of Quit India Movement"" and he is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a ""total revolution"".
  • His biography, Jayaprakash, was written by his nationalist friend and the writer of Hindi literature, Rambriksh Benipuri.
  • At the age of 17, Jayaprakash was married to Prabhavati Devi, daughter of a lawyer and nationalist Brij Kishore Prasad in October 1919.
  • Narayan died in Patna, Bihar on 8 October 1979, three days before his 77th birthday, due to the effects of diabetes and heart ailments.


  1. Bharat Ratna, 1999 (Posthumous) for Public Affairs: It is India's highest civilian award.
  2. Rashtrabhushan Award of FIE Foundation, Ichalkaranji
  3. Ramon Magsaysay Award, 1965 for Public Service.