Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday in Andhra Pradesh in 2021

Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday in Andhra Pradesh in 2021

  How long until Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 239 days.
  Dates of Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday in Andhra Pradesh
2022 Tue, Apr 5Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Apr 5Regional Holiday
2020 Sun, Apr 5Regional Holiday
2019 Fri, Apr 5Regional Holiday
2018 Thu, Apr 5Regional Holiday
  Summary
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. Birthday of an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar

When is Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday?

Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday is a regional holiday in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana observed on April 5th.

This holiday marks the birth anniversary of a noted Indian activist and politician who was born on this day in 1908.

History of Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday

Jagjivan Ram was born on April 5th 1908 in Bihar into an 'untouchable' caste. Even during his education and formative years, he showed his desire to fight for the rights of the scheduled castes and the oppressed and downtrodden.

Though he gained a degree in science in 1931, he showed an interest in social activism, that caught the eye of  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose drawing him into a life of political service.

In fact, Babu Jagjivan Ram holds the world record for being a parliamentarian for 50 uninterrupted years, from 1936 to 1986.

He was a member of the First Cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru’s interim Government where he was the youngest Minister and a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. He would go on to high office and serve as Minister of Defense (1970 - 1974) and Deputy Prime Minister (1977 - 1979).

He remained a member of Parliament till his death in 1986.

In 1935, he contributed to the establishment of the All-India Depressed Classes League, an organisation dedicated to attaining equality for untouchables.

Today, he is regarded as a Dalit icon who dedicated his life for the betterment of the untouchables.

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