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Morarji Desai Biography

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A famous freedom fighter and political leader, Morarji Desai was born on February 29, 1896, in Bhadeli. He was the fourth prime minister of India and he remains an invaluable figure in history, being recipient of multiple highest civilian awards from both the countries of India as well as Pakistan.

His beliefs and ideologies were always based on his philosophy that one must follow only the path of honesty and truth, and that will guide you to the righteous destination.

Born in an orthodox family, with strict religious values, Desai finished his schooling and graduation from Mumbai, and later took to civil service after he became the Deputy Collector. However, he resigned from this post in the year 1824 and indulged himself in the Civil Disobedience Movement to fight against the British for India’s freedom.

In 1931, he became a significant member of the All India Congress Committee and gained immense recognition amongst other freedom fighters for his excellent leadership qualities and potential to direct a crowd to achieve common goals.

He was an active member in the Satyagraha Movement under MK Gandhi, and was arrested twice in 1941 as well as in 1942 during the Quit India Movement. After being elected as the leader of Janta Party, he was unanimously chosen as the prime minister of India in 1977, after the emergency was lifted off.

He passed away on April 10, 1995.

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