Banarsi Das Gupta
Banarsi Das Gupta (5 November 1917 – 29 August 2007) was former chief minister of Haryana state in India.
He was renowned freedom Fighter and went to jail many times during the British rule. He established Parja Mandal in erstwhile Jind State in pre-independence period and launched agitation for establishment of a responsible Government in Jind State and was imprisoned several times.
He was founder of the All India Vaish Federation (Vais Maha Sammelan); Founder and Patron of the Maharaj Agrasen Medical Education & Scientific Research Society, Haryana, Trustee of Vaish Mahavidyalaya Trust. He was president of All Indian Agarwal Sammelan for over 20 years and worked hard to unite the trading community.
He was thrice elected to the Haryana Legislative Assembly and served once as its speaker. He was a minister for several years and served once as Deputy Chief Minister and twice as Chief Minister of Haryana. His terms as chief minister were from 1975 to 1977 as a member of Congress, and for a few months in 1990, as member of Janata Dal.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha and served there from 10-4-1996 to 9-4-2002. During his tenure as Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) he was appreciated by parliament for best use of MPLAD (aid given through Members of Parliament for the benefit of the public).
This bio data has been copied from the website of Rajya Sabha -
- GUPTA, SHRI BANARSI DAS : Intermediate, Prabhakar; I.N.C. (Haryana); s. of Shri Ram Swaroop Dass; b. November 5, 1917; m. Shrimati Dropadi Gupta, 1 s. and 2 d.; Member, Haryana Legislative Assembly (Thrice); Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha; Minister, Government of Haryana; Deputy Chief Minister (once) and Chief Minister of Haryana (twice); Member, Rajya Sabha, 10-4-1996 to 9-4-2002; Edited Hindi weekly ‘Apna Desh’ and ‘Haryana Kesri’.
- Per. Add. : 40, Vijay Nagar, Bhiwani (Haryana).