(Last Updated on : 16/09/2013)
Ram Prasad Potai is the social activist and the figure of enlightenment amidst the populace of Kanker whose leadership and presence in the political and social map of Kanker had in actuality led to the betterment of the region.
He was famous for his leadership quality and for bringing social awareness. He was born in 1920 in a wealthy family. His childhood name was Pharso. He got his primary education from Kanhar and Kanker.
Ram Prasad Potai went to Nagpur
for graduation. In 1944, Ram Prasad Potai passed the L.L.B. examination. He was the first tribe of the region who became had passed the L.L.B. In his student life he was a very good athlete in high jump and race.
Ram Prasad Potai won the hundred of medals in sports. After being advocate he inspired to new generation fro studies. He used his income for the study of poor students. He always supports them financially. In 1944 he met Thakur Pyare Lal Singh a great leader of Chhattisgarh
. Then he participated in politics. In 1945 Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru
elected him as a member of constitution preparation committee. In 1950 he became a member of parliament. In 1962 he won the election of M.L.A. as an independent candidate from Bhanupratappur. He had very good knowledge of Hindi and English. He was affected by the notion of Karl Marx. He always opposed to British policy. He expired in October 1962.
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