Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, Political Leader
Popularly known by his pen name Ghanshyam Vyas, Munshi was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer and educationist from Gujarat state. A lawyer by profession, he later turned to author and politician. He is a well-known name in Gujarati literature. He founded Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an educational trust, in 1938. He wrote his works in three languages namely Gujarati, English and Hindi. Munshi held several important posts like member of Constituent Assembly of India, minister of agriculture and food of India, and governor of Uttar Pradesh. In his later life, he was one of the founding members of Vishva Hindu Parishad.
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December 30, 2021