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Biography: S.M.Joshi

The obstinacy of fortune buries the finest talents. Mr.S.M.Joshi was not spared room feeling the sorrows of want. He was born in 1904 in a family whose fortunes were at low ebb. He was a popular student in the New English School, Poona. His political longings were aroused when he took part in the Gujarat festivals and Tilak processions.

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His academic career was exceptionally brilliant. He made an underlying reputation as a speaker. He bagged many prizes in the Fergusson College in oratorical contests. He contributed many articles of high literary excellence to the "Kiloskar".

In 1930 he participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement and was sentenced to one years rigorous imprisonment. After his release he was again arrested and imprisoned for two years. He was charged with sedition for his speech on "Roy's Day" and sentenced sacrifices entitled him to the high esteem of the people.

In 1935 he was the Secretary of the Maharastra Youth Conference presided over by Swami Sampurnand. With tireless zeal he worked for the success of the Faizpur Congress Convention. He is now the Secretary of the Mass-Contact Committee.

Mr. S.M.Joshi is a Congress Socialist and is on the All-India Congress Socialist Party. Even his opponents have acknowledged that he is the most useful and devoted volunteer.


Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938


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