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Yashwantrao D. Deshmukh

Raigad, Maharashtra

May 22, 2023 to May 22, 2024

Yashwantrao D. Deshmukh was a political figure from Roha, a town in Maharashtra's Raigad district. He worked as a pleader and became a leader of the youth in Roha during the Indian independence movement.

Yashwantrao actively participated in the civil disobedience movement and faced prosecution on January 15, 1932, for his involvement. Despite the risks, he remained influential in Roha taluka, inspiring young people to join the freedom struggle. He also played a role in distributing Congress bulletins in Roha and had significant political influence in the area, mobilizing the masses for the cause of independence. Yashwantrao was the brother of Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh, a renowned freedom fighter, showcasing the family's dedication to independence. After India gained independence, Yashwantrao became the president of Roha municipality, serving the people throughout his life. His leadership remained an inspiration, and his contributions to the freedom movement hold historical significance in Roha and Maharashtra.

Yashwantrao D. Deshmukh played an active role in the Indian independence movement and demonstrated leadership in Roha taluka. His contributions and dedication to the cause have left an impact on local history.