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Lalta Prasad

Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh

April 02, 2024 to April 02, 2026

Lalta Prasad hailed from BhulhiyaDhasaundhi village, in the tehsil and ParganaIkauna of Shrawasti District in Uttar Pradesh, born into a farmer’s family, the son of Late Shri Bhagole. His early education took place in his native land. Driven by a deep-seated desire to serve the Motherland Bharati, he became actively involved in movements led by prominent leaders striving for India’s independence.

Inspired profoundly by the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi and VinobhaBhave, he wholeheartedly engaged in the “Individual Movement” of 1940, undertaking various endeavours for the nation’s freedom. However, in 1941, he faced arrest and a six-month prison sentence in Naini jail along with a hefty fine of 50 rupees.

Undeterred by his incarceration, upon his release, he fervently participated in the ‘Quit India Movement’ initiated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942. Unfortunately, this commitment led to his subsequent arrest and detainment. It was during his time within the Congress party that he found guidance from esteemed leaders and continued his tireless efforts for the nation's cause.

In recognition of his significant and graceful contributions to the freedom struggle, the Honorable Prime Minister Indira Gandhi presented him with a Tamra Patra on behalf of the nation in 1972. Lalta Prasad passed away at his residence in Shrawasti District, Uttar Pradesh.

Tamra Patra awarded by Government of in 1972.

Source : Simpi Maurya, Contributor for CCRT.