Chaudhary Charan Singh
‘Chaudhary Charan Singh’ was born on 23rd December 1902 in the village Noorpur of Hapur District in Uttar Pradesh, India. He was born into a Jat family. He belonged to an extremely poor peasant family which descended from the kinsmen of a prominent freedom fighter of the 1857 revolt.
Chaudhary Charan Singh was the fifth Prime Minister of India. He served the country as Prime Minister from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980. He holds the record of being the only Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliamentary floor for a single day after assuming office. He is also remembered for the one and only budget he presented in 1979. His passionate appeal and magnetic persona united all the farmers against the moneylenders and landlords.
Chaudhary Charan Singh died on 29th May 1987. His life was very simple and he contributed a lot to improvise the life of Indian farmers. In the memory of former Prime Minister, ‘Farmer’s Day’ (Kisan Divas) is observed every year in India on the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh on 23rd December. Various agricultural events, seminars, poster competitions, and debates are organized to mark this event.