He was known as the Iron Manitoba of Congress Party in Uttar Pradesh. Born on 3 August 1898, in Lakshmanpur Village, Lalganj Tehsil of Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh to Gazadhar Prasad Upadhyay. He was an exceptionally bright student and learner.
He matriculated from Somvanshi Higher Secondary School (PB Inter College), Pratapgarh and did his post-graduation at Kayastha Pathshala, Allahabad, and law education from Allahabad University.
Soon he started working with the mayor"s office in Allahabad. He also held the position of a Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh for a short period between 1969 and 1970.
Ek aur Kaljyeyi.