Famous Farmer Leaders in Indian History List
1. Jayant Chaudhary
Jayant Chaudhary also known as Jayant Singh Chaudhary is a Indian farmer leader and politician who was born on 27 December 1978 in Dallas, Texas, United States of America (USA). He is the Vice President of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). He has completed his graduation from the London School of Economics. Jayant was the member of Parliament in the 15th Lok Sabha representing Mathura of Uttar Pradesh state.
Jayant Chaudhary: Indian Politician
2. Naresh Tikait
Naresh Tikait also known as Naresh Choudhary Tikait was born in 1977 at Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his schooling from Sir Tashi Namgyal High School. He earned his graduation degree from Uttar Pradesh. He become the chairmen president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) after his father Mahendra Singh Tikait died on 15 May 2011 due to bone cancer as the rule of Baliyan Khap is that when the chaired leader died the elder of the family becomes the leader. He has played a significant role in several farmer protest organised to protect the rights of farmers.
Naresh Tikait: Indian Farmer Leader
3. Shiv Kumar Sharma Kakaji
Shiv Kumar Sharma Kakaji is a well known farmer leader (Kisan Neta) who was born on 28 May 1952 in Machhera Khurd village of Bankhedi near Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh, India. He got his bachelor degree in BSc (Bachelor of Science) and completed his education from Jabalpur University. He is also a Law graduate and have a Master degree in political science. He had played a vital role in many farmers protests for which he had got Jailed more then 44 times.
Shiv Kumar Sharma Kakaji: Indian Farmer Leader
4. Sharad Anantrao Joshi
Sharad Anantrao Joshi is a farmer leader and politician who established Shetkari Sanghatana which is a farmers organization in Maharashtra which raised the issues for the welfare of the farmers. He was born on 3 September 1935 in Satara district of Maharashtra state of India. Sharad Anantrao Joshi had also worked as a officer in United Nations. He founded the Swatantra Bharat Paksh political party and later become the Member of the Parliament of India representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha.
Sharad Anantrao Joshi: Indian Politician
5. Rakesh Tikait
Rakesh Tikait is Indian farmer leader and son of famous farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait. Rakesh Tikait was born on 4 June 1969 at Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, India. He completed his post graduation in Master of Arts from Meerut University. His family belongs to Baliyan Khap and the rule of this Khap is that after the death of father the elder son get the charge. Naresh Tikait is the elder brother of Rakesh Tikait, So he become the president of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). Rakesh Tikait joined Delhi Police as a Constable in 1992, but later he resigned and got the membership of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) during the Farmer protest during 1993-1994 on Lal Qila.
Rakesh Tikait: Indian Farmer Leader
6. Chaudhary Charan Singh
Chaudhary Charan Singh was one of the most recognized farmer leaders of India who had served as the 5th Prime Minister of India from 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980. He was born on 23 December 1902 in Noorpur, Meerut district, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (present day Hapur district, Uttar Pradesh, India). He was in Janata Party (Secular) from 1979 to 1987 and also affiliated with Indian National Congress before 1967, Bharatiya Lok Dal from 1967 to 1977, Janata Party from 1977 to 1980 and Lokdal from 1980 to 1987. Chaudhary Charan Singh was died on 29 May 1987 in New Delhi, Delhi, India.
Chaudhary Charan Singh: Former Prime Minister of India
7. Mahendra Singh Tikait
Mahendra Singh Tikait was a famous farmer leader (Kisan Neta) of India who was born on 6 October 1935 in Sisauli, Uttar Pradesh, India. Sisauli is a village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. After the death of his father, Mahendra Singh had become the Chaudhary of Baliyan Khap, when he was just 8 years old. Tikait was Presidents of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). He was died due to bone cancer on 15 May 2011 at the age of 75.
Mahendra Singh Tikait: Indian Farmer Leader