Sri Pandit Deen
Dayal Upadhyaya was a Indian, who influenced a large number of people like
Gandhiji. He was a nationalist leader in Bharatiya Jana Sangh & RSS,
that formed BJP later on. He was a multi-talented and multifaceted fighter of
20th century for the cause of the common man.
Such principled idealists are rare in the world.
He was a noted economist, writer, editor, political scientist, journalist,
sociologist, historian, thinker, employer and philosopher too. He was a
hardworking organiser, speaker and influenced his followers through his
idealism, intelligence and completeness of his ideas. He dedicated his life for the public and
lived very simple. He was influenced by
Gandhiji's principles and lived selflessly the Gandhian way.
He is respected for his good leadership, idealism and humanism. He
could discuss issues excellently with tough leaders. He was principled. He even expelled some MLAs in Rajasthan as
they opposed Jamindari Abolition Act.
He was an
editor and good employer. In 1940s, he
started a monthly “Rashtra Dharma”, a weekly "Panchajanya" and a
daily “Swadesh” from Lucknow. He believed that "Dharma" was the
correct guiding principle to govern a state.
He was a good writer too. He
wrote a drama in Hindi “Chandragupta Maurya” and a biography of
“shankaracharya”. He translated biography of Hedgewar (founder of RSS)
into Hindi from Marathi.
He was good in academics
securing gold medal in Board exams. He studied in Birla college in Pilani with a
scholarship. Later he studied Arts in degree and literature in P.G.
He joined public service with an intention to serve the common man. He left the service to help the people.
DeenDayal was a
proponent of an alternative model of governance and politics. He argued
that neither governing philosophies of the West (capitalisam) or the East
(communism) were suitable for India. He prefered socialism with changes. His
socio-economic governance model is called as Integral Humanism Theory (IHT)
which was adopted by BJS/RSS/BJP. He supported the concept of National
sector (public sector organizations). His principles are appreciated by
many intellectuals including Dr. Subrahmanya Swamy and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.