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Kisan Mehta

Date of Birth 31 August 1924

Education: B. A. Hons (Economics History) LL.B ; Dipls in Electrical Engineering and Pre-stressed Concrete

Freedom Fighter imprisoned in Yervada Central Prison, Pune eight months.

On release from the prison in 1943, conceived and completed the Indian National Exhibition depicting the history of the Indian people's struggle for freedom beginning from the First War of Independence in 1857 till the Quit India movement under the inspiring leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. The exhibition of posters, illustrations, translites was first inaugutated by Shri Jayaprakash Narayan on the eve of independence in May 1947. The Exhibition toured the country including would be Pakistan areas between 1947-50 to be inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Maulana Azad, Achyut Patwardan, Kamaladevi at various sites. About 50 lakhs visitors.

Conceived and completed `Himalaya Hamara' Exhibition in 1963 at the time of the Chinese aggression depicting the importance of the Himalaya to India and its people The exhibition put up in the Cross Maidan near Churchgate and Flora Fountain spread on 50,000 sq metres of land having a 150 metres by 80 metres and 10 metres high was viewed by 20 lakhs of people in 60 days. While presenting difficulties of defending the area because of the terrain, the Exhibition showed the value of the Himalaya to people of this country and called upon Indians to offer their supreme for the Himalaya , a spiritual, cultural, religious social, and energy source for Indians.

Elected as a Municipal Councillor to the Muncipal Corporation of Greater Bombay In 1968, member and then Chairman of the BEST Undertaking providing electricity and public bus services. Changed the BEST into a lifeline for the citizens and worked for a humane approach to unfortunate brethren condemned to living in slums. Provided electricity to slum colonies for improving their living. This unusual measure