Heeralal Shastri - First CM of Rajasthan & Founder of Banasthali Vidyapith

Heeralal Shastri (November 24, 1899 - December 28, 1974) was an Indian politician and the first chief minister of Rajasthan state in northern India. He was in office from March 30, 1949 to January 5, 1951. Heeralal Shastri was born at Jobner in Jaipur District in a peasant family. He completed his early education in Jobner. Hiralal passed the degree of Sahitya Shastri in 1920. In 1921, he stood first in the B.A. examination from Maharaja's College, Jaipur.
He joined Jaipur State Service in 1921 and later became Secretary in the Home and Foreign Departments. He resigned from the service in 1927. On October 6, 1935 Hiralal Shastri and Ratan Shastri founded Banasthali Vidyapith in memory of their daughter Shantabai.


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