Prakash Narain (Rajabhai) Sapru (1894 - 1969)

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Nicknames: "RajaBhai"
Birthplace: New Delhi, Delhi, India
Death: Died
Managed by: Anjali Mason (Sapru)
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About Prakash Narain (Rajabhai) Sapru

P.N. Sapru M.A., LL.B., LL.D. (Honoris Causa ) , Bar -at -Law ; Congress (Uttar Pradesh ) was a judge of the Allahabad High Court from 1947-1954. He has been written about by Justice Douglas in his book " We the Judges - From Marshall to Mukherjee."

P. N. Sapru was member of Rajya Sabha from 3-4-1956 to 2-4-1962 and 3-4-1962 to 2-4-1968. Council of States 1934-47 and on its Panel of Chairmen, 1941-42; On Panel of ViceChairmen, Rajya Sabha, 1958-59; President, Liberal Party, 1938-39; Author of Books on Law & Constitution

He was one of the prime movers of the Indian Council for World Affairs of which Sir T.B. was the first chairman. That apart, he was the first president or chairman of the Indian Humanist Union.

An eloquent speaker, his speech was published in 2007 by Penguin in the book "Book of Modern Indian Speeches - 1877 to the present" edited by Rakesh Batabyal, who has also authored the book "Communalism in Bengal, From Famine to Noakhali" - an authoritative work on communal politics in Bengal of the 1940's.

P.N. Sapru was also a part of the first Indian delegation to the United Nations along with Mrs. Vijayalaxmi Pandit, G.S. Pathak, Nawab Ali Yavar Jung, Krishna Menon and other distinguished members.

Source: Kadambari Kaul (grand daughter)

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Prakash Narain Sapru's Timeline

February 12, 1894
New Delhi, Delhi, India
November 17, 1915
Age 21
May 8, 1918
Age 24
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
April 29, 1969
Age 75