Surya Narayan Vyas

Surya Narayan Vyas (2 March 1902 in Ujjain, India – 22 June 1976) was an Indian astrologer and diviner from Ujjain, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.[1] He was known to be the one who prescribed 14 August 1947 and 15 August 1947 as the dates for Pakistan and Indian independence respectively.[2] He is reported to have prophesied several other incidents such as the deaths of Lal Bahadur Shastri and Sardar Vallabhai Patel and the emergence of India as a global power in the 21st century. He was a member of the Advisory Board to the Government of Madhya Pradesh during the tenure of Govind Narayan Singh from 1967–1969.[3] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1958, for his contributions to astrology.[4] India Post issued a commemorative stamp on Vyas in 2002.[5]

Surya Narayan Vyas
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Born2 March 1902
Ujjain, India
Died22 June 1976(1976-06-22) (aged 74)
Known forPrescribing time for Indian Independence
AwardsPadma Bhushan

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  1. ^ "India's independence was crafted by Rajendra Prasad and an astrologer". Daily Bhaskar. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Here's why 15th August was chosen as India's Independence Day!". Daily Bhaskar. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ Government of Madhya Pradesh (1967). Madhya Pradesh District Gazetteers. Government Central Press.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Indian Literature – Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas". Universal Postal Union. 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.

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