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Nanaji Deshmukh, second from RSS ranks, to get Bharat Ratna

NEW DELHI: Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh, affectionately referred to as Nanaji Deshmukh, is the second one leader from the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ranks after Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred the coveted Bharat Ratna.

Nanaji used to be posthumously conferred the coveted award along side former President Pranab Mukherjee and singer Bhupen Hazarika.

Nanaji joined the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) in 1928 as a 12-year-old and later remained a member of Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the political arm of the right-wing group. He later became a part of the Janata Party and Bharatiya Janata Party.

He used to be a member of the sixth Lok Sabha between 1977 and 1979, and nominated to Rajya Sabha by means of the then NDA executive in 1999.

A married man, in step with the Rajya Sabha site, Nanaji started a series of Saraswati Vidya Mandir schools all through India to propagate the ideas of RSS.

He additionally arrange the Deen Dayal Research Institute and the Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya in Madhya Pradesh, which is thought of as the rustic's first rural college.

A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Nanaji used to be identified for his work around 500 villages in Chitrakoot where he attempted to bring about all-round development by means of the folk themselves.

He gave up the ghost at the age of 94 in 2010 and used to be regarded as probably the most architects of the Jai Prakash Narain motion in opposition to Emergency in 1974, and used to be additionally instrumental within the formation of Janata Party executive in 1977.

The RSS stalwart had additionally traveled to america, UK, Cuba, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Kenya (Africa).

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