November 10th marks one of the most important dates in India history because, on this day in the year 1990, it got its eighth Prime Minister, Shri Chandra Shekhar.
Also remembered as a “Young Turk” for his conviction and courage, Chandra Shekhar was born on 1st July 1927 in Uttar Pradesh. After pursued Master’s degree in Political Science from Allahabad University, he joined the socialist movement in the early 1950s.
Chandra was closely associated with Acharya Narendra Dev, a fiery Socialist leader and was appointed as General Secretary of the Praja Socialist Party. In 1962, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
He has established Bharat Yatra Centres in various parts of the country to train social and political workers for mass education. He was known for enduring by the parliamentary conventions and was honour with the inaugural Outstanding Parliamentarian Award in 1995.
A 500 Paisa (5 Rupee) commemorative postage stamp was issued by India Post to honour this great leader in 2010.
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