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INTRODUCTION OF RAM PRAKASH GUPTA

Ram Prakash Gupta born in Jhansi, India on 26 October 1923. His Father name was Late Gopal Krishna Gupta. He did his MSc in Maths from Allahabad University and became a gold medalist. He joined politics during college.
Participated in the freedom movement of Ballia and became the pracharak of Rashtriya Swayamsangha under the leadership of Professor Rajendra Prasad in 1946, at the same time Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru banned the RSS, to remove that ban, Babuji along with Professor Rajju Bhaiya and Param Pujya Guruji fought together with his other comrades in which he put all his money and finally the ban was lifted.
There is a rule in RSS on every person of sangh is not to marry. After the change in the rules of the Sangh in Prayagraj, a rule came into force that every person associated with the Sangh is free to marry, after that Ram Prakash Gupta married to Nirmala Devi, Smt. Nirmala Devi was a Nisharad in Literature from Aligarh Sasni Gurukul. Ram Prakash Gupta had said one word to Nirmala ji's father before his marriage, "Look, I will not earn money in life even after marriage, as I was living in the service of the country and the Sangh, I will spend even further, if there is no objection to this, I am ready for marriage."

Ram Prakash Gupta ji and Nirmala Devi ji have two daughters and three son-

Daughters-
  • Mrs. Rashmi Bala (M.Sc., Anthropology)
  • Latika Gupta (MSW, Phd.) Director Admission, Inmantec, Gaziabad.

Son-
  • Dr. Rajiv Lochan (M.B.B.S., M.S.) Director and Superintendent in Chief Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow.
  • Sanjeev Kumar (MNR, B.Tech)(California, USA.
  • Navneet Kumar (IIT Kanpur) Engineeing in Computer science (North Carolina, US).

He was very interested in various types of cultural programs, he formed a committee by the name of Purshottam Das Tandon through which many public interest works were done in Lucknow.

In the year 1956 Bhartiya Jansangh was appointed the organization minister and was given the charge of ten districts of the central part of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow. In 1960 he is elected as a distinguished member, he was appointed as the leader of the Jana Sangh in the Lucknow Municipal Corporation. During this time he got the construction of Deputy Town Head - Aliganj Paper Mill, River Bank Colony, Mahanagar, Globe Park, Laxman ji's statue etc. On the instructions of Param Pujya Rajju Bhaiya, in the dreadful atmosphere of Emergency, when there was no possibility of getting out of jail, then in front of the assembly they do Satyagrah after that he get arrested and was sent to Lucknow jail, later he was kept to Naini Jail in Prayagraj and spent about one and a half years in jail. After the removal of the Emergency, he was not released from the jail even during the Lok Sabha, Gupta continued to do his work from jail, after the Bharatiya Janata Party government came then he released from jail. In 1967, the Jana Sangh emerged as the single largest party, which was largely contributed by Ram Prakash Gupta. Ram Prakash Gupta had come from the Sangh to the responsibility of the organization minister in the Jana Sangh. The biggest potential of the organization was that he had established Jana Sangh all over the state and he knew each and every person of Jana Sangh by full name. In 1967, Jana Sangh emerged as the biggest party, in which Ram Prakash Gupta had a big contribution in raising it so high, he says that no one should work hard and earn a name, someone else has said the truth, Ram Prakash Gupta came from the Sangh to the responsibility of the organization minister in the Jana Sangh.The biggest ability of the organization was that he had established Jana Sangh in the entire state and he knew every single person of Jana Sangh by name in the whole state, knew his family, how many people are there in which assembly, what are all the knowledgeable people.
                                       Emergency was declared in the year 1975, leaders of all opposition parties were sent to jail and some people went underground, among them Ram Prakash Gupta was also underground, he always used to wear dhoti kurta but during emergency he wears Pant and Shirt and carried his pen which made him appear Christian, so that no one could recognize him and continued the work of the Sangh together. Since the police was stationed outside his residence. In the year 1977, he was the Minister of State for Industries in the cabinet of Shri Ram Naresh Yadav. In 1999, he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and served from November, 1999 to October, 2000. He was the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from May 2003 to May 2004.