Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

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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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