Harihar Nath Shastri was an Indian politician who belonged to Indian National Congress.[1] He was the first Member of Parliament of Kanpur. He also actively worked as the labour leader. In the late 1920s, he was seen as communist but was considered to be moderate by the late 1930s.[2] He was the first President of Indian National Railway Workers Federation (INRWF) in 1948.[3] In 1925 he was recruited as a life member of the Servants of the People Society, by its founder-director, the late Lala Lajpat Rai, with whom he worked for a year as his private secretary. In 1947 he became a member of the Constituent Assembly of India, and on its dissolution became a member of the Indian Parliament.

Harihar Nath Shastri
हरि हर नाथ शास्त्री
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
Succeeded byS. N. Tandon
ConstituencyKanpur Central
Member of Legislative Assembly, Uttar Pradesh
In office
In office
President, All India Trade Union Congress
In office
Personal details
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh)
Political partyIndian National Congress
EducationGraduate from BHU

References edit

  1. ^ Brass, Paul (1965). Factional Politics in an Indian State: The Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh. University of California Press. pp. 197. Retrieved 29 April 2014. harihar nath shastri.
  2. ^ Joshi, Chitra (2003). Lost Worlds: Indian Labour and Its Forgotten Histories. Orient Blackswan. p. 290. ISBN 9788178240220. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  3. ^ "History: National Federation of Indian Railwaymen". Retrieved 29 April 2014.