General Secretary : Hari Vishnu Kamat (1940)

Past Leaders

Hari Vishnu Kamath
General Secretary (1940)
A short introduction:

Hari Vishnu Kamath was born at Maharashtra. He passed ICS Examination. He was a District Magistrate at Jabbalpur, Madhyapradesh in the British Government. He resigned the ICS and joined the Forward Bloc at the call of Subhas Chandra.
The Forward Bloc was formed on 3 May 1939 by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who had resigned from the presidency of the Indian National Congress on April 29, 1939 after being outmaneuvered by Gandhi. The formation of the Forward Bloc was announced to the public at a rally in Calcutta. In July 1939 Subhas Chandra Bose announced the Committee of the Forward Bloc. It had Subhas Chandra Bose as president, S.S. Cavesheer from Punjab as its vice-president, Lala Shankarlal from Delhi, as its secretary and Pandit B Tripathi and Khurshed Nariman from Bombay as secretaries. Other prominent members were Annapurniah from Andhra Pradesh, Senapati Bapat, Hari Vishnu Kamnath from Bombay, Pasumpon U Muthuramalingam Thevar from Tamilnadu and Sheel Bhadra Yajee from Bihar. Satya Ranjan Bakshi, was appointed as the secretary of the Bengal Provincial Forward Bloc.Hari Vishnu Kamath was elected as a General Secretary.

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