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Chaudhry Ranbir Singh: A Gandhian and India's Freedom Fighter (26 November 1914 - 01 February 2009)

A Gandhian, Chaudhry Ranbir Singh was born in a peasant's family on Nov 26, 1914, at Sanghi, a small village in Rohtak district of Haryana. He had joined the Gandhian army in 1930s to contribute towards India's freedom struggle. He was known for his participation in India's freedom struggle and later as a parliamentarian and administrator. He was first arrested in 1941 for participating in a Satyagraha movement. He was put behind the bars several times during India's freedom struggle. The Indian National Congress sent him to the Constituent Assembly in July 1947, largely owing to his contribution to the freedom movement. He worked actively in the framing of the Indian Constitution and voiced the concerns of workers and peasants.  Chaudhry Ranbir Singh remained a member of the Constituent Assembly, Provisional Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Punjab and Haryana Assemblies. His notable contribution included the role he played in development of Bhakra Nangal Power project as the then Irrigation Minister of joint Punjab.  He decided to retire from active politics at the age of 64 years in order to dedicate his life for the service of the freedom fighters and social work. He had been the President of Freedom Fighters Association of India.  Throughout his life, he followed the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, who propagated the message that true Swaraj could be established only by serving the villages and their residents. The last surviving member of the Constituent Assembly of India, Chaudhry Ranbir Singh, had taken his last breath at his residence in Rohtak town of Haryana on February 1, 2009.

Various Photos of Chaudhry Ranbir Singh

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