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Sri Prakasa

(1890 – 1971) – (Uttar Pradesh)

Sri Prakasa (Aged 81) born on 3 August 1890 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, was the son of Bhagwan Das. He attended school in Varanasi and graduated from Cambridge University. In his youth, he actively participated in the Indian independence movement and was even imprisoned for his involvement. Prakasa was not only an Indian politician, but also a freedom-fighter and administrator.

During the Quit India Movement, Prakasa was arrested and incarcerated from 1942 to 1944. Following India’s independence, he served as India’s first High Commissioner to Pakistan from 1947 to 1949, Governor of Assam from 1949 to 1950, Governor of Madras from 1952 to 1956, and Governor of Bombay from 1956 to 1962. Sri Prakasa passed away in 1971 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.