Seth Govind Das
|Member of Parliament|
1951 – 1974
|Preceded by||Sushil Kumar Pateriya|
|Succeeded by||Sharad Yadav|
|Born||16 October 1896|
|Died||June 18, 1974 (aged 77)|
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Children||2 Sons Jagmohandas, Manmohandas & 2 Daughters Ratna Kumari, Padma|
|Alma mater||Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur|
|As of 26 June, 2016|
Source: ["Biography". Lok Sabha.]
Seth Govind Das (16 October 1896 – 18 June 1974) was an Indian independence activist and a distinguished parliamentarian. He belonged to the Maheshwari merchant family of Raja Gokuldas of Jabalpur. The family began as the banking firm of Sevaram Khushalchand, one of the "great firms" as termed by T.A. Timberg.
Das was a close associate and follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He was jailed in Damoh for eight months by British, where he wrote four plays ‘Prakash’ (social), ‘Kartavya’ (mythological), ‘Navras’ (philosophical) and a ‘Spardha’(one act play). The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1961.
- The Life of a Text, Performing the Ramcaritmanas of Tulsidas, Philip Lutgendorf, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, p. 423
- Timberg, Thomas, (1971), A Study of a "Great" Marwari Firm: 1860-1914, The Indian Economic & Social History Review, 8, issue 3, p. 264-283.
- The Marwaris: From Jagat Seth to the Birlas, Thomas A Timberg, Gurcharan Das, Penguin UK, 2015
- हिंदी बोलने में गर्व महसूस करते हैं ये 7 बॅालीवुड, Patrika, Sep 11, 2018
- [Is J. P. the Answer?, Minocheher Rustom Masani, Macmillan Company of India, 1975 p. 105]
- सेठ गोविन्ददास अभिनन्दन ग्रन्थ, नगेन्द्र, चतुर्वेदीमहेन्द्र, सम्पा. सेठ गोविन्ददास हीरक जयन्ती समारोह समिति, नई दिल्ली, 1956.
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- Seth Govind Das
- The Commercial Kingdom of Raja Gokuldas at the Wayback Machine (archived 2 June 2002) Colonial Administration and Social Developments in Middle India: The Central Provinces, 1986-1921. Ph. D. 1980 dissertation by Philip McEldowney
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