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      Jayaprakash Narayan was given the title "lok nayak"  for the services he rendered to the people of India.  He had participated in the freedom struggle as well as on the social issues and evils.  He respected women and their opinions.  He had told the ideal meaning of politics that political system must enhance happiness of people.  JP had preferred socialism to other philosophies.

    In his childhood, He used to read the heroic stories of Rajputs and Bhagawad Gita.  He was influenced a lot by them.  Narayan was an intelligent student.  He went to USA for higher studies.  Had he wished to earn a lot of money for himself, he could have done so.

     JP married young.  His wife Prabhavati Devi became a freedom fighter herself.  She lived in Gandhiji’s ashram when JP went to USA.  After returning from USA, JP joined the freedom struggle on the call of Pandit Nehru.  He joined Indian National Congress in 1929 and became a good disciple of Gandhiji.  He went to jail a number of times and was tortured too.  His dedication to the nation was impeccable. 

    JP with his compatriot friends and senior freedom fighters started Congress Socialist Party within INC.  He was the general secretary of the party.  In 1924 he led people from the front row during the Quit-India movement.  After Gandhiji died, CSP separated from INC.

    During 1960s JP participated in the politics of Bihar and during 1970s in Gujrat politics.  In mid 1970s he tried to raise awakening in people against corruption and exploitation.  During emergency JP fought against atrocities committed against people.

    JP is respected as a Gandhian.  His lifetime contribution to people made him “Lok Nayak”.

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