Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi
Born: 30 December 1887
Died: 8 February 1971
- He popularly known as K. M. Munshi and with his pen name Ghanshyam Vyas, 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 was 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.
- Before independence of India, he was part of Indian National Congress and after independence, he joined Swatantra Party and Bharatiya Jana Sangh.
- He 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, 2019