Early Life of Pandit Vishnu Prasad Sharma
He was born at Kanker on 24 October 1923. He got his primary education at Kanker and Jagdalpur and later became a graduate from Raipur and Law graduate from Bilaspur. He elected as a Joint Secretary, secretary, and vice president respectively of student union, Chhattisgarh region Raipur.
During his student life Sharmaji came in touch of revolutionists like Sudhir Mukharjee, Ramsahay Tiwari, Dr. Vipin Bihari Soor, Nikhil Bhoosan Soor, Paras Ram Soni etc. So he started to take interest in politics. He participated actively in the "Bharat Chhoro Aandolan" or Quit India Movement in 1942. He gathered the students against British Raj. He arrested by police on 9th August and released on 10th August 1942 from Raipur Jail.
Career of Pandit Vishnu Prasad Sharma
In 1944 he became a member of Indian National Congress. He had been the first elected President of Nagar Palika Kanker (1952 to 1957) and during that time he was youngest President in C.P. and Berar. He had been also president district co-operative bank, Raipur. He was elected in lot of education committees as president like Danteshwari College Jagdalpur Bastar, Gramya Bharti College of Kanker, Bharati H.S.School Kanker and Bastar Shiksha Samiti. He also elected the president of Bar Association of Kanker three times. He was honoured as "Vidhi Purush" of Kanker District. He was Marxist in young age but his life style was totally Gandhian. He was very spokesman, writer, thinker and Freedom fighter. Pt. Vishnu Prasad Sharma declared "Swadheenta Sangram Senani" on 2nd January 2009. He expired after a short illness at Raipur on 18th July 2009. He was cremated on 19th July 2009 at Kanker by "Rajkiya Sammaan" with all Formalities of an Indian Freedom Fighter.
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