Dwarka Prasad Mishra
4th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
In office
30 September 1963 – 29 July 1967
Preceded byBhagwantrao Mandloi
Succeeded byGovind Narayan Singh
Personal details
Born1901
Padari, North-Western Provinces, British India
(now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died1988 (aged 86-87)
OccupationPolitician
Known forChief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Dwarka Prasad Mishra (1901–1988) was an Indian politician, writer and journalist. He was a member of the Indian National Congress and served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for two terms during the 1960s.[1]

An Indian freedom fighter and diplomat, he was from Padari a village in Unnao. As a poet he composed the mahakavya, Krishnayana (transl. Jouney of Krishna). He became the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh after Ravi Shankar Shukla.[2]

Chief Minister

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He served two terms as the chief minister of the state from 30 September 1963 to 8 March 1967 and 9 March 1967 to 29 July 1967. He, along with Chandra Bhanu Gupta (Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) were instrumental in getting the power sharing formula between Indira Gandhi and Morarji Desai post the 1967 election. It gave the Deputy Prime Minister post to Desai, but the agreement broke down in 1969 and the Congress subsequently split.

Writings

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His writings include:

His memoirs became controversial as they included a letter from Vallabhbhai Patel to Mishra dated to July 1946 criticising Nehru for "Juvenile Mistakes". Congress members questioned authenticity of the letter as well as Mishra's motives and timing of revelation.[citation needed]

He was also active in the struggle for Indian independence and went to jail for the cause, for the first time aged 19 in 1920.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ "Dwarka prasad Mishra | कलम के पुजारी : पं. द्वारका प्रसाद मिश्र". Hindi.webdunia.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ Personalities. unnao.nic.in.