Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh
Dr. Bhausaheb Deshmukh was born in the year 1898. He was born in a farmer’s family at Papal in Amravati district. He had done his schoolings at Papal and then in Amravati. The higher education was obtained at Edinburg and Oxford universities. He had done his law doctorate in Briton. The subject of his research was ” The dawn of religion and its growth”. He returned back in Amravati and started law practice. He was elected as a member of provincial law board in 1930 and went on to become Minister of Education, Agriculture and Co-operative Departments. He was the member of the committee for the development of Indian Constitution after independence. He was elected member of Parliament in 1952, 1957 and 1962. He was Union Minister of Agriculture from 1952 to 1962. His other important contributions were opening wells to the so-called Untouchables and opening of Shri Ambadevi Temple to this same communities in 1928. He also started Shraddhanand hostel for poor students. He was the founder of famous Shri Shivaji Education Society. Today this society runs several educational institutes, which include Medical College, Engineering college and other educational institutes and hostels. In order to improve the condition of farmers he formed “Bharat Krushak Samaj” and to advocate it’s policies he started a newspaper namely “Maharashtra Kesari”. this great of the soil passed away in 1965.