Published on: February 20, 2023

Jawaharlal Ji Darda

Jawaharlal Ji Darda

Why in news? Birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter and founder of ‘Lokmat’ Jawaharlal Darda was recently celebrated


  • The event also marked the completion of 50 years of ‘Lokmat Nagpur Edition’ in Nagpur.

About Jawaharlal Ji Darda

  • He was known popularly as Babuji, was an Indian freedom fighter.
  • Founding editor of Lokmat group of newspapers (now Lokmat Media), pioneering journalist and a prominent politician of his time.
  • He was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, participated in the Satyagraha Movement in 1942 and joined the Quit India Movement.
  • In 1944 he created Azad Hind Sena at Yavatmal.
  • Jawaharlal Darda was posthumously conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at UK’s House of Commons