29th May marks the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Choudhary Charan Singh. He was indeed a dynamic political icon and worker endlessly for the betterment of farmers’ across the nation.
He was hugely popular among the farmers and worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden and poor farmers.
Charan Singh was the fifth Prime Minister of Indian Republic and served the nation from July 28, 1979 till January 14, 1980.
He was born in a Jat family in 1902 and became famous by contradicting Jawaharlal Nehru’s socialistic land use policies which threatened the agrarian communities of the country.
His politician son Ajit Singh and other prominent leaders offered floral tribute to the departed soul at the ‘Kisan Ghat’ – the Samadhi of the late Prime Minister, in New Delhi.