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Shankarlal Banker

(1889 – 1985) – (Gujarart)

Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker (Aged 96) born in 1889, was an Indian independence activist and one of the early associates of Mahatma Gandhi. Along with his friend Indulal Yagnik, Banker established Young India and Navjivan publications, respectively, which they later handed over to Mahatma Gandhi when he entered public life in India.

Banker played a major role in Gandhi’s activities in Ahmedabad, participating in the textile mill workers’ strike, the 1918 Kheda Satyagraha, and the protests against the Rowlatt Act. He was the secretary of the Bharatiya Charkha Sangh, which promoted khadi and Charkha.

On 10 March 1922, Gandhi and Banker, as publisher and editor of Gandhi’s newspaper Young India, were accused of treason and arrested. He passed away by 1985.