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Ramanarayan Sharma

Dhanbad, Jharkhand

June 10, 2022 to June 10, 2023

Ramnarayan Sharma was a freedom fighter from Dhanbad district, Jharkhand. His father’s name was Lt. Chandramauli Sharma and his wife's name was Bhagmati Devi. He was born in Sarain-bux village, post office Garkha, district Saran, Bihar. He was born on 31st August 1915. After the death of his first wife, he married Sundar Pati Devi. He came to Dhanbad in 1938. He has sons namely Narendra Kumar Sharma, Ravindra Kumar Sharma, Devendra Sharma, and Jitendra Sharma, and daughters namely, Lt. Sushila Thakur, Urmila Sharma, and Lilawati Singh. He was MLA for five terms. He also worked for a trade union. He had participated in the 1942 Quit India Movement and due to this he was arrested and sent to jail for three years. He was released from jail on 30th August 1945. From 1941-to 45 he participated in individual satyagraha, satyagraha, and other mass movements and for these activities, he was in jail for three and half years. He was General Secretary, Dhanbad District Congress. He was a member of Bihar P.C.C., President of INTUC Working Committee, Bokaro Steel Workers’ Union, and Vice President. He attended the ILO Coal Committee meeting at Pitsburg in 1949, represented Indian Miners at International Miners Federation’s Annual Conference held in Stockholm in 1960, and also participated in Trade Union Seminar in Denmark in 1965. In 1971 he was elected as Lok Sabha Member. He was also involved in social activities such as being a member of the District Development Committee, Dhanbad and Governing Council of Sindri College, President of Gram Dan Pragati Samiti, Dhanbad, and was associated with the cooperative movement in the Dhanbad district. He was interested in volleyball, tennis, and swimming. He died on 11th April 1985.

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