Past Leaders

Past Leaders

  • Founder President : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (1940)

    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Founder President (1940) A short introduction: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born at Cuttak, Orissa on 23rd January 1897. Subhas Chandra resigned from the Congress Presidentship at the AICC Session held at Wellington Square, Calcutta on 29 April 1939. Soon after on 3 May 1939 Subhas Chandra declared the formation of Forward Bloc as a left platform within the Congress at a public meeting held at Sraddhananda Park, Calcutta. To consolidate the countrywide movement through a party discipline, the 1st All India Conference of the party was held at Nagpur from 18-22 June 1940, under the more…

  • General Secretary : Hari Vishnu Kamat (1940)

    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 more…

  • General Secretary : Sheel Bhadra Yajee (1947)

    Pandit Sheel Bhadra Yajee General Secretary(1947) A short introduction: Pandit Sheel Bhadra Yajee was born on 22nd March, 1906 at Bhaktiyarpur village in Patna district of Bihar. The only child of Pandit Shivtahal Yajee and Smt. Reshma Yajee. Sheel Bhadra was deprived of motherly love at the tender age of ten years when his mother passed away. The child Sheel Bhadra was brought up by Smt. Parvati, wife of his cousin Shri Kamal Yajee. During his student life in Bhaktiyarpur Yajeeji’s day used to begin very early as he had to work in the fields before attending the school. After more…

  • President : Sardar Sardul Singh Kaveesher (1947)

    Sardar Sardul Singh Caveeshar President (1947) A short introduction: Sardar Shardul Singh Caveesher more popularly known as Sardar Caveeshar, political newspaper editor, journalist and a distinguished author was born at Amritsar in 1886. He studied up-to M.A. level but left it without obtaining the degree as he got involved with the Sikh movement for getting the Gurudwaras liberated from Mahants and the national movement for getting India liberated from the British Yoke fervidly. In the year 1913-14 he launched an English Journal “Sikh Review” and came into prominence over the question of the restoration of wall of Gurudwara Rikab Ganj more…

  • General Secretary : R.S.Ruikar (1948)

     R. S.  Ruikar General Secretary (1948) A short introduction: Ramchandra Sakharam Ruikar was a pioneer of the Indian labor movement. He was born on January 8, 1895 in Rui, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. He went graduated from college from Pune and Nagpur with a master in history and economics. He created a legal service in Nagpur, where he founded the Nagpur Textile Union. The union was the first to be registered under the Trade Unions Act. He went on to help create more unions around India. He was elected as president of the All India Trade Union Congress twice. He was arrested more…

  • General Secretary : K.N.Joglekar (1948)

     K. N. Joglekar General Secretary (1948) A short introduction: K.N. Joglekar was born at Uttarpradesh. Meerut Conspiracy Case was a controversial court case, in which several trade unionists, including three Englishmen were arrested for organizing Indian Rail strike. The Sessions Court in Meerut awarded stringent sentences to the accused in January 1933. Out of the accused, 27 persons were convicted with various durations of ‘transportation’. While Muzaffar Ahmed was transported for life, Dange, Spratt, Ghate, Joglekar and Nimbkar were each awarded transportation for a period of 12 years.

  • President : General Mohan Singh (1952)

    General Mohan Singh President (1952) A short introduction: General Mohan Singh, famous for his part in the Indian National Army for the liberation of India from British rule, in which he held the rank of a general, was born the only son of Tara Singh and Hukam Kaur, a peasant couple of Ugoke village, near Sialkot (now in Pakistan). His father died two months before his birth and his mother shiftd to her parents home in Badiana in the same district, where Mohan Singh was born and brought up. As he passed his high school, he joined the 14th Punjab more…

  • General Secretary : G.S. Dhilan (1952)

     Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon General Secretary (1952) A short introduction: Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon was born at Algon on 18 March 1914. His father and mother were descendants of the Dhillon and Dhariwal Sikh Jat clans, respectively. He was the fourth child of his parents. His childhood name was Bakshi. His father was Sardar Takhar Singh and was employed in 8th King George’s Own light cavalry. He was promoted to post of Veterinary surgeon. Gurbaksh Singh was born when Takhar Singh was posted at Ferozepur. Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon popularly known as Col. G.S. Dhillon, was an officer in the Indian National Army more…

  • Vice President : U. Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar (1955)

    U. Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar Vice President (1955) ‘South of Subhas’ _a glorious role in Forward Bloc (October 30, 1908 – October 30, 1963) A short introduction: Thevar was born in the village of Pasumpon, Ramnad district. He hailed from a wealthy landlord family. Thevar was the only son of Ukkirapandi Thevar and Indirani. He joined the Pasumalai High School(near Thirupparankundaram) and then he shifted to the Union Christian High School in Madurai. Thevar however, could not complete his studies. In 1924 he missed his final examinations due to an outbreak of a plague epidemic. The following year he also missed more…

  • President : Hemanta Kr. Basu (1958)

    Hemanta Kumar Basu President (1958) A short introduction: Hemanta Kumar Basu was born on 5 October 1895 at 3/1, Nandaram Sen Street in North Calcutta. His parents were Purna Chandra Basu and Annadasundari. In 1902 Hemanta Kumar went to study at Calcutta Aryan School. In 1905 a movement started all over Bengal challenging the British design to partition Bengal. It was this movement that sowed in Hemanta Kumar’s mind the seed of patriotism, fostered an iron will to oppose the British. A mere boy of eleven, Hemanta Kumar became a member of Anushilan Samity. In 1924 joined the Swarajya party more…

  • General Secretary : R.K.Haldulkar (1958)

    R. K. Haldulkar General Secretary (1955) A short introduction: In 1955 the Indian National Congress adopted socialism as its policy. Then leaders like Sheelbhadra Yajee and General Mohan Singh proposed that as the Congress had become a socialist party, the Forward Bloc should merge with it. Singh and Yajee, neither consulting the Central Committee nor the party membership, declared the unification of the Forward Bloc with the Congress. Many sections of the party disagreed with this move, and a Central Committee meeting was held in Nagpur May 9-11, 1955. The Central Committee decided to expel Singh and Yajee. Hemanta Kumar more…

  • President : Mukhia Thevar (1979)

     P.K.Mukhia Thevar President (1979) A short introduction: Mukhia Thevar was born to Kattamuthu Devar and Chinnamal on 4 April 1923 in Pappapatti village, near Usilampatti, Madurai district, India. He had participated in many social activities as a student leader. Later he formed Kallar association and took several steps for the upliftment of Piramalai Kallar, a major sub-sect of thevar community in southern Tamil Nadu.Later, he joined Forward Bloc formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, under the guidance of Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar. He ran for office in Periakulam Assembly constituency in 1952 as a Forward Bloc candidate and was elected. He more…

  • General Secretary : Chitta Basu (1979)

     Chitta Basu General Secretary (1979) A short introduction: Chitta Basu was born on 25th Dec, 1925 at Khulna, Bangladesh. After graduating in Arts in 1947 from Daulatpur College in Khulna, presently in Bangladesh, Chitta Basu shifted to Calcutta in 1947 for his post-graduate studies in the Calcutta University. Chitta Basu former General Secretary of the All India Forward Bloc and a veteran Parliamentarian led the toiling masses of the country towards socialism during over 50 years of his selfless political life and he was, in true sense, the vanguard of anti-imperialist struggle and leader of toiling masses. He started his more…

  • President : P.D. Paliwal (1984)

    Prem Dutta Paliwal President (1984) A short introduction: Com. Prem Dutt Paliwal was born at Western Uttar Pradesh in July 1919. His father was Shri Narayan Dutt Paliwal and mother was Smt. Tulsa Devi. P.D. Paliwal was the grandson of Shri  Sri Krishna Dutt Paliwal, the first Finance Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Sri Krishna Dutta Paliwal was Member of  Central Legislative Assembly in 1928-29. Com. P.D. Paliwal joined the freedom movement since his childhood. He was arrested several time and detained in different Jails. He came to contact with several national leaders when he was in Chunnar Jail and Mirzapur more…

  • President : A.R.Perumal (1991)

     A. R. Perumal President (1991) A short introduction: Com. Aruppukottai Rama Thevar Perumal was born at Aruppukottai, a small village of southern Tamilnadu on 17th January 1921. His father was Shri Rama Thevar and his mother was Smt. Pakkia Ammal. Their family was a known Agamudiyar Family of that area. Com. A.R. Perumal met Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar first time at Kariapatty near Aruppukottai when he was only 13 years old. He was attracted with the personality and the oratory skill of Muthuramalinga Thevar. He gradually became an ardent follower of Thevar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He became active member more…

  • President : Ayyanam Ambalam (1998)

     Ayyanam Ambalam President (1998) A short introduction: Com. Ayyanan Ambalam was born on 15.9.1924 as the elder of two sons to Sri Annamalai Ambalam and Velayu Amnal in a village, Rajakabiram near Madurai and he has studied upto IV form and during his school days he represented Maluwai District in Volley Ball. Comrade Ambalam joined the political movement at the youngest age and had to give up his studies. He took active part in the underground movement along with Congress Socialists Communist Party Cadres, and worked for organising Forward Bloc in some parts of Madurai District in Tamilnadu. He became more…

  • President : D. D. Shastri (2001)

    Dev Dutt Shastri President (2001) A short introduction: Com. Dev Dutt Shastri was born in Uttar Pradesh on 18th December 1917. He was a good student and passed his all examinations with distinctions. But he was attracted to freedom movement and jumped into revolutionary activities. He came in contact with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose when he resigned from the Congress. Due to his revolutionary activities he was arrested by the British Police several times and was put behind the bars. Even after independence he was arrested during emergency and the free India Police brutally assaulted him. He was a good more…