Yusuf Meherally

Yusuf Meherally (September 23, 1903 – July 2, 1950) was a dauntless Indian freedom fighter. a dynamic youth leader and socialist leader whose socialism had ethical and aesthetic roots because he hated cruelty and ugliness in life. His sensitive mind had a deep concern for the sorrow of man. This could have made him a poet, a philosopher, a man o religion. He was much more fortunate. It turned him into a warm human being, in whom the noble and the beautiful blended. He was elected Mayor of Bombay in 1942 while he was imprisoned in jail

He was the founder of the National Militia,Bombay Youth League and the Congress Socialist Party and played a role in several peasant and trade union movements. He coined the term 'Simon Go Back'

He was part of the Quit India Movement along with Mahatma Gandhi for India's last nationwide campaign for independence from the British Empire.

To know more about Yusuf Meherally, read the book Yusuf Meherally : Quest For New Horizons by
Madhu Dandavate

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