Narayan was a good and beloved world leader (lok nayak). This title was given to hime for the services
he rendered to the people of India. He
had lived for the people. 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
JP spent most
of his life fighting for independence. 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.
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 was friends
with fellow patriots Ram Manohar Lohia, Meenu Masani, Ashok Mehta and Yusuf
Desai. In 1932 Narayan took part in the
civil-disobedience movement on the call of Gandhiji. He went
to jail again. Later JP with his compatriot
friends and senior freedom fighters started Congress Socialist Party within
INC. He was the general secretary of the
In 1924 he led people from the front row during
the Quit-India movement on the call of Gandhiji. After
Gandhiji died, CSP separated from INC.
After independence, JP had not gone for big power.
During 1960s JP
participated in the politics of Bihar.
During 1970s he took part in Gujrat’s politics. In mid 1970s he tried to raise awakening in
people against corruption and exploitation.
During emergency JP fought against atrocities committed against
people. He led the opposition leaders
and was jailed too.
JP is respected
as one of the few selfless leaders of Gandhian ways. His favouring of people’s rights and concern
for their happiness, earned him the title “Lok Nayak”.