Govindbhai Shroff
Govinbhai shroff image
Born(1911-07-24)July 24, 1911
DiedNovember 22, 2002(2002-11-22) (aged 91)
Known forLiberation of Marathwada from Nizam rule
Work in field of Literature and Education
AwardsPadma Vibhushan (1992)

Govinddas Mannulal Shroff (1911–2002), was an Indian freedom fighter who led people of Marathwada region in a fight against the Nizam of Hyderabad during the Hyderabad Campaign of 1948. As a result, the Marathwada region was liberated from the Hyderabad State on 17 September 1948.[1]

Shroff served as the longest serving secretary and president of the Saraswati Bhuvan Education Society.[2] He was awarded the second highest civilian award of India the Padma Vibhushan in 1992 for his work in the field of literature and education.[3]

Later in 1966, people responded to the call of Shroff by taking part in hunger strikes, morchas, rail rokos, bandhs and other form of protests to press for a broad gauge train routes.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Koranne, S. D. (26 November 2003). Contribution of Shri Govindbhai Shroff in Hyderabad freedom struggle 1938 to 1948 (Thesis). Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Move to downsize portrait of Govindbhai Shroff sparks row". Times of India. 23 August 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Padma Vibhushan Awardees". Know India - National Portal of India. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ Shaikh, Arif. "Marathwada is ready to chug". DNA India. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Marathwada to celebrate Hyderabad liberation jubilee". Rediff In. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2013.

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