On the 24th of January, Nitin Gadkari extends humble greetings to the former Chief Minister of Bihar Jannayak Karpuri Thakur on his birth anniversary.
An Indian politician from the Bihar state, Karpoori Thakur (24 January 1924 – 17 February 1988) was known for his work in championing the cause of the poor and underprivileged.
He was commonly known as Jan Nayak. He served as the Chief Minister of Bihar from December 1970 to June 1971 for the Socialist Party/Bharatiya Kranti Dal, and from December 1977 to April 1979 for the Janata Party.
Gokul Thakur and Ramdulari Devi gave birth to Karpoori Thakur in the Nai caste at Pitaunjhia village in Samastipur District of Bihar. The All India Students Federation joined him when he was a student because of his nationalistic ideas.
He joined the Quit India Movement after leaving graduate college, where he was a student activist. He spent 26 months in prison for his participation in the Indian independence movement.
Thakur worked as a teacher in his village’s school after India gained independence. As a Socialist Party candidate, he became a member of the Bihar Vidhan Sabha in 1952 from the Tajpur constituency.
He was arrested for leading P & T employees during the general strike of Central Government employees in 1960. He undertook a fast unto death for 28 days in 1970 to promote the cause of Telco laborers.