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Narayan Prasad Gupta

Seoni, Madhya Pradesh

July 10, 2024 to July 10, 2026

Narayan Prasad Gupta was born in Jabalpur to Chimman Lal Gupta. He studied law and, during his student life, was inspired to join national movements. One notable incident involved him taking down the Union Jack and hoisting the tricolor flag in Jabalpur, for which he was expelled from the Model School.

In 1941, during the Individual Satyagraha, Gupta resigned from his government job, joined the Congress, and became actively involved in the Indian Independence Movement. In the Quit India Movement of 1942, he played a significant role by traveling from village to village, holding meetings, and delivering anti-government speeches. His efforts greatly contributed to the success of the movement. As a result of his activities, he was arrested and sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Following India’s independence, Gupta continued his political career and was elected to the State Legislative Assembly in 1947. Throughout his career, he held various important positions within the Congress Committee, demonstrating a continued commitment to public service and the nation's development.

Name mentioned at 147 in the list of freedom fighters maintained by the District administration, Seoni.

Source: Pankaj Singh Rajput, Contributor for CCRT.