BAL RAM JHAKAR Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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The veteran leader of Congress, Bal Ram Jhakar was born on August 23, 1923 at Panjkosi in Ferozepur district of Punjab. Since his childhood he was excellent in studies. He completed his graduation from Christian College, Lahore in 1945. Besides being a graduate in Sanskrit, he was well versed in other languages like English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.


Jhakar’s political career began in 1972 when he entered the Legislative Assembly of Punjab. Jakhar continued to be a member of the assembly till 1980 when he won from the Lok Sabha constituency of Ferozepur. Immediately, he was entrusted with the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. As the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, he carried on the business of the house with utmost dignity, decorum and deference.


Through his action and rules he proved that the House is the ultimate master of its own procedures. It was during his tenure that the famous Anti-Defection Law was passed by the Parliament.