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Prabodh Chandra

(1911 – 1986) – (Punjab)

Prabodh Chandra (Aged 75) was born on 24 October 1911 in Rawalpindi, Punjab, India. He started his political career at the age of 16 by forming the Multan Student Union in 1927. He was closely associated with the Lahore Revolutionary Party and was arrested in connection with the Multan Bomb case in 1929. He was imprisoned in 1930, 1936, and again from 1942 to 1945.

Chandra played an instrumental role in establishing the students’ movement in Punjab and served as Chairman of the All India Students’ Conference in 1936. He was also selected as the sole representative of Indian students to the World Youth Congress in Budapest in 1938, but he could not attend. Later on, he joined the Indian National Congress and became a member of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee.

He was elected as a Member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1946 and remained in the assembly after independence in 1952, 1960, and 1962. He passed away on 8 February 1986.