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Freedom fighter Painuli passes away at 94

IANS  |  Dehradun 

Former MP and freedom fighter Paripoornanand (94) passed away here on Saturday after

Born in district, joined India's freedom struggle during the Movement in 1942. Later he was jailed in connection with the bomb blast case.

After he was released from the jail, went to where he launched a movement against the Kingdom. He was again jailed but escaped from the prison shortly.

After his escape, Painuli met top Indian leaders such as Govind Ballabh Pant, who advised him to fight for democracy against the Tehri royalty. He was again arrested in 1947 but was released before the merger of into of in 1949.

In 1971, Painuli won the Lok Sabha elections on ticket from Tehri, defeating the late Maharaja Manvendra Shah. Painuli was also associated with a few national dailies as a

expressed his grief over Painuli's demise and would visit his home at Vasant Vihar here on Sunday.



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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 23:12 IST