Source: Indian Who's Who 1935, ed. Waman P. Kabadi (Bombay, 1935), 366

K. M. Munshi

Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi was born in 1887. He became an advocate of the Bombay High Court in 1913 and was also the editor of several newspapers, such as Young India in 1915,  Social Welfare from 1940-’46 and Gujarat from 1922-’31.

Actively involved in the sphere of politics, Munshi was the secretary of the Bombay Home Rule League from 1919-1920. He also served as a member of the Working Committee of the Indian National Congress and the Constituent Assembly of India and its Drafting Committee. In addition, he was the Home Minister of the Government of Bombay from 1937-1939, the Agent-General to the Governor of India in Hyderabad in 1947 and the President of the Hindi Sahitya Sammellan and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. In 1930, he was sentenced to 6 months in prison for his involvement in the Salt Satyagraha.

Aside from his political work, Munshi was also a member of several university commissions and was also a prolific writer, publishing several works on India’s political landscape. He died in 1971.

Sources: Indian Who’s Who 1935, ed. Waman P. Kabadi (Bombay: 1935), 366; The Indian & Pakistan Year Book and Who’s Who 1951, Volume XXXVII, ed. Frank Moraes (London: Bennett, Coleman & Co., 1951), 797

Works

Akhand Hindustan (Bombay: New Book Co., 1942)

 

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