• Born : 5th April, 1908 • Died : 6th July, 1986
- Was a great Freedom Fighter, Orator, a distinguished Parliamentarian and an able political administrator.
- His life is a saga of a rise from abysmal depths to great heights.
- Took active part in Civil Disobedience Movement (1940) and 'Quit India' Movement (1942).
- Nationalised the private airlines and founded Indian Airlines and Air India.
- Established a world record of uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986.