K. L. Shrimali
13th Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University
In office
1 November 1969 – 31 January 1977
Appointed byV. V. Giri
Preceded byA C Joshi
Succeeded byMoti Lal Dhar
2nd Minister of Education (India)
In office
22 January 1958 – 31 August 1963

Kalu Lal Shrimali (December 1909 – 5 January 2000) was the Union Education Minister for the Government of India and also a distinguished parliamentarian and an educationist.

He was born in December 1909 at Udaipur and had his education at Banaras Hindu University, Calcutta University and Columbia University, New York.

He served as Minister of Education in the Union Council of Ministers from May 1955 to August 1963. Shrimali represented the State of Rajasthan in Rajya Sabha from April 1952 to April 1956 and from April 1956 to April 1962.[1]

He was associated with several educational and various social welfare organizations. Shrimali was editor of "Jan Shikshan" a monthly educational magazine and had several publications to his credit. He was one of the founders of the famous Vidya Bhawan School, Udaipur (Rajasthan),[2] which was established in Baden Powell’s Boy Scout Movement. He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1976 for his contribution to education.[3]

He died on 5 January 2000 at the age of 90 in Udaipur, Rajasthan.


  1. ^ "Members Bioprofile". Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Vidya Bhawan Journey". Vidya. Vidya Bhawan. Retrieved 29 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Kalu Lal Shrimali %7C People from Udaipur You Should Know About". Udaipur Blog. Udaipur Blog. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2022.