Former minister Jamuna Prasad Bose (file photo)
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Senior socialist leader and former cabinet minister Jamuna Prasad Bose died on Monday evening at Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Hospital Kovid Center in Lucknow. He was admitted on 2 September after being corona infected.
He was around 95 years old. The leaders of other parties including SP have also expressed grief over his death. The funeral will take place in Lucknow as per the Kovid guidelines. Jamuna Prasad Bose was also called Gandhi of Bundelkhand. He was a match of honesty.
Became MLA from Socialist Party for the first time in 1974. Became cabinet minister in 1978 Ramnaresh cabinet. He was an MLA from Banda in 1985. He was also a cabinet minister in the Mulayam Singh government in 1989. He also had the status of a defender of democracy as a prisoner during the Emergency.
As soon as the news of his death came, there was a spurt of mourning messages. His family is currently in Lucknow. SP National General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad said that Boseji was the leader of the entire state. Struggled for the poor all his life. Lohia and Mulayam Singh were close to Yadav. The loss of his death is incomplete.
The whole life was full of simplicity. Weared khadi clothes (kurta-dhoti) for a lifetime. Despite being a four-time MLA and two-time cabinet minister, Jamuna Prasad Bose had a hallmark of honesty that he could not build his own private house. Apart from the legislative and ministerial tenure, the rest of his life was also spent in a rented house.
Never put his family and sons in politics. Due to all these qualities, he was called Gandhi of Bundelkhand. Jamuna Prasad Bose, who taught a lesson of simplicity and honesty to other leaders by living in a small rented house inside a narrow street in Khinni Naka locality of Banda city, was a social and revolutionary mood since childhood.
In 1939, the foundation of the Student Congress was laid. Raised this organization in Bundelkhand. Indira Gandhi would never forget to take care of Boseji whenever she came to Bundelkhand. The same situation was with former Prime Minister Chandrasekhar. Boseji was also very much in love with him. At the same time, he became friends with Mulayam Singh Yadav. Mulayam Singh Yadav used to respect Boseji immensely.
On arrival of Banda, due to his age, Boseji could not reach his program, then Mulayam Singh himself used to come to his house. Along with politics, Bose was also a good journalist. Was a reporter for a big English newspaper. In 1975, Boseji did not survive the arrest of opposition leaders in the country after the emergence of Emergency. He was also sent to jail.
He was taken to Lucknow. Stayed in bed for many months. Banda came last month. He was taken to Lucknow on 2 September when his condition deteriorated. During an investigation at a nursing home, he was found to be corona positive. He was then sent to the Kovid Center Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia there. He had pneumonia and typhoid.
Every party paid tribute to Hardil Aziz leader
Late on Monday, there was an all-round mourning on the death of Hardil Aziz elderly leader Jamuna Prasad Bose of the district. Beyond party politics, people of every party were shocked by his death. Everyone mourned and expressed regret.
SP National General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Vishambhar Prasad Nishad described his death as an irreparable loss to the SP and the state and Banda districts. SP District President Vijay Karan Yadav, former District President Shamim Bandvi, former MLA Vishambhar Singh Yadav, Imran Ali Raju, former District Panchayat President Shakeel Ali, Hasanuddin Siddiqui including BJP District President Ramkesh Nishad, Congress District President Rajesh Dixit, BSP District President Gulab Verma, CPI leader Dr. Ramchandra Saras, philanthropist Zaid Ahmad Farooqui etc. paid homage.