Seth Govind Das was born on 16 October 1896 to Diwan Bahadur Jiwan Das and Parvati Bai. Das did not get a formal school education, but he was tutored at home from an early age.
Role in India’s independence movement:
In 1920 Das joined the Indian National Congress and participated in nation’s struggle for freedom. He was involved in the Non-Cooperation movement, protests around Simon Commission, Civil Disobedience movement, and Quit India movement.
Due to his participation in the freedom movement he was arrested multiple times.
Contribution to Constitution Making:
Das was elected to the Assembly from Central Provinces and Berar. In the Assembly intervened in the debates relating to the ban on cow slaughter, national language, and national anthem.
As a seasoned Parliamentarian, Das was the Protem speaker in the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Lok Sabhas.
He was an extensive writer; he has authored poems, novels, travelogues, plays, biographies and autobiographies. Some of his works include Aatma-Nirikshan’ Smriti Kan, Pandit Motilal Nehru Ki Jeevani, and Desh Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Member, Finance and Staff Committee.