Ravishankar Vyas

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Ravishankar Vyas

Born: 25 February 1884

Died: 1 July 1984

  • He is better known as Ravishankar Maharaj, was an Indian independence activist, social worker and Gandhian from Gujarat.
  • He was one of the earliest and closest associates of Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and along with Darbar Gopaldas Desai, Narhari Parikh and Mohanlal Pandya, the chief organizer of nationalist revolts in Gujarat in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • He worked for years for rehabilitation of Baraiya and Patanvadiya castes of coastal central Gujarat.
  • In 1942, he also participated in Quit India Movement in 1942 and also tried to pacify communal violence in Ahmedabad.
  • He wrote about education, rural reconstruction and Kolkata.
  • The Government of India released postal stamp in his honour in 1984.
  • He Award for social work, worth ₹1Lakh, is instituted by Department of Social Justice, Government of Gujarat in his honour.

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