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Who had founded the “Tehri Rajya Praja Mandal”?
1. Sri Deo Suman
2. Badri Dutt Pandey
3. Vir Chandra Singh Garhwali
4. Indra Mani Budoni

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Sri Deo Suman

The correct answer is Sri Deo Suman.

  • Sri Deo Suman founded the “Tehri Rajya Praja Mandal”.
  • The Praja Mandal was established in Dehradun in January 1939.
  • He also founded the Himalaya Seva Sangh.
  • The Mandal was found with the objective of giving freedom to the people from the misrule of Tehri-Rajya.
  • Shri Dev Suman (25 May 1916 – 25 July 1944) was a freedom fighter from Uttarakhand.
  • He advocated that Tehri Riyasat should be free of the rule of King of Garhwal.
  • During his fight with the King of Tehri who is called Bolanda Badri (speaking Badrinath), he demand complete independence for the Tehri.
  • On 30 December 1943, he was declared a rebel and arrested by the Tehri kingdom.
  • After being in prison for 209 days, and on hunger strike for 84 days, Shri Dev Suman died on 25 July 1944.

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