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Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras

Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras

Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras Dec 11, 1915 – Jun 17, 1996), popularly known as Balasaheb Deoras, was Sarsanghchalak, or chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the largest Hindu nationalist organisation in India.

Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras

Madhukar Dattatraya Deoras Dec 11, 1915 – Jun 17, 1996), popularly known as Balasaheb Deoras, was Sarsanghchalak, or chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the largest Hindu nationalist organisation in India.

Birth

He was born to Dattatreya Krishnarao deoras, Parvathibai 11th Dec 1915 at Nagpur in a family that hailed from Andhra Pradesh and settled in Nagpur. He had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. The family owns land in Karanja a village in Balghat district Madhya pradesh. As an youngster he shared his family’s interest in Farming and became fmiliar in and around as a progressive farmer.

He was educated in New English High School and matriculated from Central province, Berar Board of secondary education in 1931. His graduation was from Moris college (Now Nagpur Mahavidyalaya) in 1935 and passed his LLB in College of Law of Nagpur University. He didnot practice law as he decided to dedicate his life to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He remained a bachelor like all Pracharaks of the Sangh Pariwar.

He worked as a Pracharak in Bengal. Then was appointed the Secretary Nagpur City unit. He then was in 1946 appointed Joint General secretary and in 1965 the general secretary. He became the Sarsanghchalak on 5th June 1973.

He took over the position of Sarsanghchalak after the death of Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar and was succeeded by Rajendra Singh in 1994 when he resigned due to ill-health. Balasaheb Deoras died 17 June 1996

He was one of the few initial followers of the founder K. B. Hedgewar others include Bhaiyyaji Dani, Bhaurao Deoras, Vyankappa Patki, and Appaji Joshi. In fact he came in touch with the RSS right in his childhood and school days.

works

He was modern in outlook and put to use Science and technology for the growth of the organisation. He diversified Sangh as an organisation in to News Papers and media and in to Social work and upliftment of the common man.

In his time, under Sri Balasaheb Deoras, the growth of the Sangh, apart from geographical spread far and wide, has been meteoric, with leaping numbers of varied service projects and ever expanding horizons of the “Sangh Pariwar.” Samajik Samarasata and untouchability become the two important topics of work and thought in Sangh during his period.

His younger brother Bhaurao Deoras also played a major part in the organization, and focused on bringing outside elements, like Congressmen, closer to RSS. Bhaurao died in 1992.