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Daulat Mal Bhandari

(1907 – 2004) – (Rajasthan)

Daulat Mal Bhandari (Aged 97) was born on 16 December 1907 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He took an active part in the freedom struggle, forming the “Azad Morcha” in Jaipur in 1942 and staging a Satyagraha, for which he was imprisoned for nine months. He also organized the ‘Praja Mandal’ in Jaipur State and contributed to the rehabilitation of refugees from Sindh and Western Punjab during the partition of India.

In 1947, he was elected to the state’s Legislative Assembly and served as the Development and Agriculture Minister of Jaipur State. From 1952 to 1955, he was a member of the Lok Sabha, representing the Indian National Congress and Jaipur parliamentary constituency of Rajasthan. Bhandari was also a senior advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of India.

In 1955, he was appointed as a judge of the Rajasthan High Court and rose to become the Chief Justice in 1968. He held the position of Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court from 18 December 1968 to 15 December 1969. He passed away on or before 10 January 2004 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.